Milwaukee (4/15/2009) - Children's Health Education Center's BlueKids.org e-learning programs now are being used to deliver health education to more than 15,000 Wisconsin students. CHEC introduced its BlueKids.org e-learning programs in 2006 to extend its reach beyond southeast Wisconsin and address growing health-related issues in children, like drug abuse, bullying, obesity, nutrition and body image. BlueKids.org e-learning programs use interactive games and activities allowing kids to learn in a way that is both fun and engaging. Featured titles include: Bullyfree Basics, The Real U, 4 UR Health, It's Up 2U and Drug Defense.
"The BlueKids.org e-learning programs target the interest of a middle school student because in the age of technology students are apt to learn from a computer-based program such as BlueKids.org," said Tiffany Oeftger, district assessment coordinator, Fontana Joint 8 School District. "In walking through the program with my students it is very clear that the creators of the program put a significant amount of time and effort into making sure the students understand the content and that every aspect of drug awareness is covered. It's Up 2U has been so effective that we will be using other BlueKids.org e-learning programs in the future," she said.
"I really liked the games and enjoyed the tests. They were really fun," said Hannah, a fourth grade student from Edgerton, Wis.
"School districts from all over Wisconsin are seeing the benefits that our e-learning programs can bring to their classroom," said Bridget Clementi, executive director of Children's Health Education Center. "We are committed to providing schools with informative, engaging health education programs that easily can be incorporated into existing curricula."
If you are interested in learning more about BlueKids.org e-learning programs or to arrange a visit to a local school that is currently using these programs, contact Catherine Sutryk at (414) 477-1683. A complete list of the schools using BlueKids.org e-learning programs is attached.