Understanding Eating Disorders - for Educators

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Unlocking the Mysteries of Eating Disorders by David Herzog 2008, New York, NY: McGraw Hill. 246 pages.

Course Description

This course will address the mysteries related to Eating Disorders (ED) and strategies to address the problems. The nature of ED and warning signs and possible diagnoses of are explained. Prevention, risk-factors and causes of ED are presented. Treatment and professional medical care are explained for potential educator referrals. Understanding and supporting the recovery process are explored for managing ED. Approaches to working with family, friends and school professionals are presented for understanding ED issues. Educators will research the ED issues and develop writings or activities to improve understanding and address ED concerns that may arise in school settings.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will learn about the general nature of eating disorders and how to spot the
warning signs that may be related to eating disorder concerns.

2. Teachers will examine myths and misinformation that often surround the issues related
to eating disorders and when unhealthy eating habits cross the line.

3. Educators will be presented with a variety of the numerous treatment approaches that
exist and when medical care professionals or referrals may be needed.

4. Educators will learn about supporting students with ED as well as prevention and general
awareness for other students and school community.

5. Teachers research ED issues, develop writings, lessons or activities that address
the understanding and/or prevention of eating disorders in school environments.

 

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

Part 1 Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder
1. The Nature of Eating Disorders
2. When Does Unhealthy Eating Cross the Line
3. Spotting the Warning Signs
Part 2 Toward Renewed Health: Treatment
4. What if She Shows Signs
5. Setting-Up Your Treatment Team
6. Medical Care and Monitoring
7. How to Help Support Her Through Recovery
8. Managing and Preventing Relapses
9. Handling the Effects on Family and Friends
10. Examine Risk Factors – Causes
11. Sending a Healthy Message
12. Paving the Road to Tomorrow

Writing Assignments

Read the book, Unlocking the Mysteries of Eating Disorders by Thomas Lickona. Write Chapter Reviews/Reflections for each chapter in the book. Then Research this topic and write a Research Review. Now develop a Lesson/Unit plan or a Project/Activity using concepts in the book and your writings. The last assignment involved writing a two-page Final Application Essay linking key concepts from the book and pulling the course experiences together. Focus your writings and activities on the concepts and strategies from the book and assignments on how you can apply them to your school or classroom, teaching methodology and instruction. See Assignment Rubrics below.

Required Assignments

1. Book readings write Reviews/Reflections
2. Research Article Review
3. Project/Activity or Lesson/unit plan
4. Final application essay

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Understanding Eating Disorders - for Educators

$365

3 Credits

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Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *

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