NO. OF CREDITS:
6 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 4.00 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
PENNSYLVANIA ACT 48:
We’ve all heard the comment: "If you are fat, it's because you eat too much and you don't exercise enough" and yet for over 50 years low calorie diets and more exercise have not managed to curb obesity levels. Are you wondering why? In this course for K-12 educators you finally will uncover the secret everyone wants to know, the real cause of weight gain. Enhance student focus and learning by integrating Glycemic Index know-how essentials into your curriculum. When we select a wide variety of low glycemic index foods, students, everyone, can prevent excessive weight gain. Maintaining optimal weight does not mean eating less and exercising more, but eating better, in the lunchroom and at home.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), Washington State Clock Hours, Oregon PDUs, or Pennsylvania ACT 48 Hours. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours, Oregon PDUs, and Pennsylvania ACT 48 Hours.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head, or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
Required text Glycemic Index Diet for Weight Loss by Michel Montignac. 2010. ISBN 978-2-35934-037-2 available from Amazon.com for approximately $1.99 used plus shipping.
None. All reading is online.
Text, Glycemic Index Diet for Weight Loss by Michel Montignac. 2010. ISBN 978-2-35934-037-2 available from Amazon.com for approximately $1.99 used plus shipping.
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignment #1: Introduction.
Describe your current professional situation. State your motivation for enrolling in this course. Use your prior knowledge to explain how and why you think we gain weight.
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Sugar High #1.’
Assignment #2: Insulin - The Key to Everything.
In the text Glycemic Index Diet, read the Introduction, pages 9-13.
(The presentation is a bit dry but hang in there! Listen for key foundational knowledge you will want to consider when deciding how to change up your meals, so take your time and listen in segments if you must. Toward the end please find action-oriented questions with real answers!)
In a 1-2 page paper: Summarize the 3 nutritional paradoxes and explain the relationship between obesity rates in developed countries vs caloric intake & exercise. Be sure you understand the implications of caloric restriction and how to keep insulin levels controlled through what you eat.
Send to instructor: email@example.com. Subject line to read ‘Sugar High #2.’
Assignment #3: The Nature of Food & Insulin metabolism.
Continue reading the Introduction, pages 14-23.
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Sugar High #3.’
Assignment #4: Book Review: Glycemic Index.
In the text read about the Glycemic Index, pages 25-33.
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Assignment #5: The Weight of the Nation.
In the text read Analyzing the GI Table, pages 35-45.
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Sugar High #5.’
Assignment #6: Why Are the French Slimmer?
Watch on YouTube:
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGudF2imcvc French vs American School Lunch
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLLZazy0R7Y Why French People Don't Get Fat: The REAL reasons!
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovO18E-hgew France's Gourmet School Lunches
In a 1-2 page paper, compare and contrast the school lunch information in The Weight of the Nation with that of the French. Use specific examples relating to Glycemic Index to illustrate and support your comparison. What we can learn from the French?
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Assignment #7: GI Factors to Consider .
Read about the Factors That Modify Glycemic Index on pages 47-64.
1) Heating & moisture retention
2) Hydration & heat
3) Pastification 4) retrogration 5) degree of ripening & aging 6) acidity 7) particle size.
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Sugar High #7.’
Assignment #8: Lunch Lesson.
Use the information from pages 20-23 and your visual presentation work from assignment #7 to complete one (1) of the following assignment options:
Watch Jamie’s Dream School- Jamie Vs McNuggets http://youtu.be/RKCYucvop1U
Send to instructor: email@example.com. Subject line to read ‘Sugar High #8A.'
Watch the TED talk: Ann Cooper: What’s Wrong with School Lunches. https://www.ted.com/talks/ann_cooper_what_s_wrong_with_school_lunches
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Assignment #9: School/Personal Lunch Reform.
The Rethinking School Lunch Guide, published in 2004 and revised in 2010, is a downloadable pdf that explains the rationale for reforming school food and explores the 10 pathways that constitute this planning framework.
Go to http://www.ecoliteracy.org/downloads/rethinking-school-lunch-guide Roam around the links and sample some of the readings.
In a 1-2 page response:
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Clock Hours, PDUs, CEUs, and Act 48 participants must complete Section C - The Integration Paper to be awarded hours for this course.
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you are not teaching in a classroom, please contact the instructor for course modifications. If you are a classroom teacher and start or need to complete this course during the summer, please try to apply your ideas when possible with youth from your neighborhood, at a local public library or parks department facility, (they will often be glad to sponsor community-based learning), or with students in another teacher’s summer classroom in session.
Assignment #10: Live Longer the Low-Glycemic Way.
Lower blood sugar levels promote health, quality of life, longevity and weight loss.
Take a look at your lunches.
Share your story in a 1-2 page paper or in a short ppt. show. Conclude with three (3) easy to do suggestions for learners, suggestions that support healthier lunches, anywhere.
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Sugar High #10.’
Assignment #11: Develop a Lesson.
Complete one (1) of the following assignment options:
(SEND commentary to Instructor)
Develop a lesson to reflect what you’ve learned in this course.
Implement your lesson with students in your classroom.
Write a 2 -page commentary on what worked well and what could be improved.
Include any student feedback on your lesson.
(SEND lesson and summary to Instructor) Use this option if you do not have a classroom available.
Develop a lesson to reflect what you’ve learned in this course. (Do not implement it.)
Write a 2- page summary concerning any noteworthy success you’ve had as a teacher with one or more students.
Send to instructor: email@example.com. Subject line to read ‘Sugar High #11 (A or B.)’
Assignment #12: (500 Level ONLY)
In addition to the 400 level assignments, complete one (1) of the following assignment options:
Do We Really Need Grains?
Learn more about wheat and its impact on weight gain. Watch the two videos below on YouTube:
Write a 1-2 page paper summarizing your thoughts on this topic. Include how you might integrate your learning into your existing curriculum.
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Eat and Cook the Low Glycemic Way
Another assignment of your own design based on the title theme above.
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C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #13: (Required for Clock Hrs, PDUs, CEUs, Act 48, 400 and 500 level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments.)
Send to your instructor at their email address. Subject line to read "(put course name here) Integration Paper"
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
Instructors will comment on each assignment. If you do not hear from the instructor within a few days of posting your assignment, please get in touch with them immediately.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Shaila Bora, M.A. is currently working toward her PH.D. in Philosophy. Courses offered by Shaila are designed to tap into the creative potential and intuitive knowledge that each of us carries within. Through light touch supervision, we will open a dialogue that encourages experimentation with new techniques, and ways of being and doing that are already latent and waiting to be called forth. Nurturing this unique artistic spirit entails reflecting on and acting from your own experiences, observations, suggestions, questions, relationships, and perhaps a gentle nudge from a supportive someone else. So go ahead and choose the adventure that commands your thoughts and liberates your energy. Are you ready to try something new now? Come on, jump in, and let the magic happen.
SUGAR HIGH: Glycemic Index & Better Carb Choices