Healthy Schools Campaign Webinar Series for School Health & Wellness

One of Big Greens partners in our work to support the health and wellness of CPS students is Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC). Many of our CPS partner schools work with both organizations to help support the Healthy CPS initiatives at school. We all know the link between health and learning is clear: healthy, active and well-nourished children are more likely to attend school, be ready to learn and stay engaged in class. Schools play an important role in supporting student health and wellness.  Healthy Schools Campaign will present a series of webinars this school year to discuss practical ways to make your school a healthier environment. View the HSC Flier for their workshop series hereOne clock hour will be offered to all those that attend a live broadcast.

Below you will find a list of the upcoming HSC webinars. If you’re unable to attend the live presentation, register anyway and HSC will send you a recording that you can watch at your convenience. Please note: the official registration is not yet open for the entire webinar series. However, you can contact them via email with the webinar that you are interested in, they will notify you once registration becomes available.

Kicking Off the School Year in a Healthy Way (click to view the recorded webinar)

This webinar will help educators:

  • Understand the requirements of CPS’ wellness policies aimed to improve student health; School policies determine school environments. Effective wellness policies that support collaboration, implementation and evaluation lay the foundation for healthy school environments.
  • Learn best practices for implementing policies
  • Use the Healthy CPS Indicator as a guide to provide an opportunity for schools to think and plan strategically and address the needs of the whole child, incorporating health and wellness goals into education planning
  • Understand how families and schools can work together


Maximizing PE and Physical Activity (click to register)

November 21, 2019 4:00 p.m. CST

This webinar will help educators:

  • Learn how to create a school environment that encourages movement throughout the school day.
  • Learn about the CPS PE standards, tools and resources.
  • Learn how to address scheduling issues and staffing concerns.
  • Learn about the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. The WSCC model includes physical education and physical activity and the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) is a framework for planning and organizing activities.

Supporting Student Attendance and Health through School Improvement Plans

January TBD

This webinar will help educators:

  • Utilize the School Improvement plan to achieve the school’s wellness goals
  • Incorporate wellness goals into the plan in a way where they are easily discernible and actionable
  • Utilize health goals to address the issue of chronic absenteeism

Tips for Garden-based Learning 

March TBD

This webinar will help educators:

  • Learn creative ways to utilize the gardens in core subjects
  • Learn how to maintain the garden and create a schedule to ensure a successful growing season
  • Learn best practices for utilizing the Eat What You Grow certification
  • Learn how gardens can help achieve the Healthy CPS Certification

Healthy CPS Annual Survey Preparation

April TBD

This webinar will help educators:

  • Make sure you are best prepared to complete this survey as efficiently and accurately as possible
  • Help your school achieve the Healthy CPS certification