Educator Resources

Teachers have the power to make lifelong impression on their students!  The Robert Crown Center for Health Education provides teachers, coaches, and others with the staff development tools they need to help children make choices leading to a healthy, happy and safe life.  RCC educators utilize the most up-to-date research and teaching methods to help educators increase their effectiveness through staff development opportunities.

Professional Development  Workshops
Stealth Health The Robert Crown Center for Health Education is proud to offer summer workshops for teacher staff development. The sessions utilize the concept of “stealth learning.” Math and science teachers learn how to teach their subject matter using health topics such as alcohol use and abuse as well as obesity prevention. For instance, math teachers can present the topics of data collection and graphing by having their students track activity patterns throughout a day. For more information, click here.

It's Time: Adults Addressing Youth and Teen Depression: Participants explore the signs and symptoms of depression and its effect on children and teen's emotional health and learning. Videos and discussions allow teachers to see depression through the eyes of those who suffer from this medical condition. Participants also learn skills to find help for students they suspect may be suffering from depression.

Online Courses
Tobacco Truths Online: This is an online, CPDU-credit course done in partnership with the Kane County Department of Health. This course increases teacher knowledge about tobacco-related issues while providing ready-to-use tobacco prevention lesson plans for grades k-12. For more information, view the lesson plan.

Lesson Plans and Supplementary Materials
Research shows that students retain more information if they have multiple points of contact with the materials they are learning.  After bringing your kids to the Robert Crown Center, please utilized our supplementary lessons to enhance your students’ learning experience.  Please click below to access several age-appropriate lesson plans created by educators at the Robert Crown Center.  These lessons are research-based and linked to state learning standards.  Further, they are engaging for kids, and best of all, they are yours to download and use in your classroom!

Click HERE to access the Lesson Plans and Supplementary Materials.