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Developing a Health Curriculum in your School

Date: October 14-15 2017
Time: 8:30am-
Credit: Plymouth State University
Consultant: Amy Lauren Smith
Cost: $50 USD
Location: Shanghai American School Puxi Campus, 258 Jinfeng Lu Huacao Town, Minhang District, Shanghai, China


In an international community, Health Education is often added as an afterthought or tasked to teachers who don’t have enough time or resources to give it the attention it deserves. In this two-day workshop, participants will be guided through the process of creating a comprehensive, skills-based Health Education curriculum that can be applicable for grades K-12 and adapted to align with any set of standards.

Participants will leave with ready to use resources, projects and unit plans, as well as answers to the following questions:

  • How do we make sure our curriculum is up-to-date and relevant to our unique student population?
  • What are the current best practices in Health Education and what is happening in Health around the world?
  • How do we advocate for skills based health education in our international communities?

Content areas covered will include: stress management and mental health, mindfulness, technology balance, sleep, puberty, current issues in sex ed, nutrition for multicultural students, and social/emotional learning in the health class.

Click HERE to download the flyer.


Amy Lauren Smith teaches Middle School Health at the Shanghai American School and has a passion for curriculum that is current, relevant, adaptable, and shared. She has presented at conferences in Asia as well as at SXSWedu and the SHAPE America National Convention. Outside of the classroom, Amy writes the teacher’s guide and a weekly column for Choices, Scholastic's health magazine for teens. You can find her online at and on Twitter @teaching_health.


Step 1: Online Registration:

Complete the below online registration form by October 6th 2017.

Step 2: Registration Fee:

Please wire $50 USD to Shanghai American School by October 6th 2017 (PLEASE identify that the wire transfer is for the

EARCOS Weekend Workshop ‘Designing a Health and Wellness Program’)

USD Account Name: Shanghai American School
Account Number: 121909916032606
Bank Name: China Merchants Bank Head Office
Bank Address: China Merchants Bank, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade zone
Sub-Branch: No 333 Fute Road (W.I), Shanghai, China 200131
Bank telephone: +86 21 58664142

RMB Account Name: Shanghai American School
Account Number: 121909916010101
Bank Name: China Merchants bank, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone Sub-Branch
Bank Address: No 333 Fute Road (W.I) Shanghai China 200131
Bank telephone: +86 2158663941

Additional Details:

Visa: You will need a visa if coming to Shanghai from outside of China. A simple tourist visa is sufficient for the trip. Contact Alicia Mao ( if you require a letter of invitation.

Transportation: Transportation will be provided from the recommended hotel to the Puxi campus. Participants are responsible for their own transport to and from the airport.

Recommended Hotel: Intercontinental NECC Puxi. The hotel is close by the school and five minutes walk to the subway.

Registration Fee includes:

  • Transportation to and from Intercontinental NECC and the Puxi campus.
  • Lunch and coffee breaks each day of the workshop
  • All workshop materials

Weather: The average temperature for September is 27°C/81°F

Contact details: If you have any questions please contact Janet Claassen at

Registration Form