CLF & CDE Resources for Educators and School Leaders
Comprehensive health and physical education standards
View the standards by content area and grade level, including evidence outcomes to determine whether students from preschool through high school have mastered each standard.
- Comprehensive Health Sample Curriculum
View Comprehensive Health curriculum samples by grade level Kindergarten through High School. As resources for districts’ voluntary-use, these curriculum samples translate health standards of the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) into curriculum and offer possible options for sequencing the concepts, skills, and content of the CAS across a course or year.
- Overview of Curriculum Graphic Organizers
These interactive curriculum graphic organizers were developed to provide a graphical overview of the health education standards and identify the key health concepts and skills by grade level.
Colorado Academic Standards
The Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) emphasize what students need to be postsecondary and workforce ready.
“Did you know” Data Specific to Comprehensive Sex Education
Access health and wellness data about the sexual health of Colorado’s youth. For example, did you know that a baby is born to a Colorado teen every 84 minutes?
Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum
See the 14 essential characteristics of today’s effective, state-of-the-art health education curricula, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)
The Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) can help school districts, schools, and others conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of health education curricula based on the National Health Education Standards and CDC’s Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum.
HECAT results can help schools select or develop appropriate and effective health education curricula and improve the delivery of health education. The HECAT can be customized to meet local community needs and conform to the curriculum requirements of the state or school district.
By using the HECAT chapters 1-6 in combination with the specific content modules and the cross-walk tool for the Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Standards the HECAT can be used to not only analyze curriculum for CDC’s Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum but also align the curriculum with the Colorado Standards. For more information on the HECAT contact Jamie Hurley at RMC Health firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)
Use these tools from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to analyze your health and physical education curricula. Results can help districts and schools select or develop effective health and physical education curricula, and improve teaching strategies.
- Critical Consumer Tool
The Critical Consumer Tool is designed to support informed decisions about the degree to which existing and potential instructional resources facilitate implementation of the Colorado Academic Standards within a 21st Century, standards-based, high impact, teaching and learning system. The Instructional Resources Users Guide provides guidance for the evaluation of instructional resources by framing educational theory, research and best practices within a Colorado context.
Key strategies for improving the quality of physical education
Read this short brief about two key strategies to increase students’ time in moderate to vigorous physical activity during physical education classes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Comprehensive Health and PE “Experts in the School Building” Tool
Tap into the expertise and health education already being delivered within your school and cultivate a standards-based comprehensive health education curriculum. This graphic offers concrete ideas on how to partner with specialists to build a sequential, skill-building CH PE curriculum. It also includes interactive links to coordination and planning resources to increase the impact of what you are already doing.