Lessonbee® provides a digital health and sex education curriculum that merges the power of instruction and technology to help students identify responsible choices that will shape their future. Our curriculum provides a turnkey and seamless option for implementing health education that meets the technology expectations of today’s learners, ease of use required by teachers, and security and integration demands of school districts. It features conversation-driven adaptive learning courseware that can be used for blended learning, flipped learning, or independent study.
Guided by the New York State Education Department and New York City Department of Education health and sex education standards, and National Health Standards from the CDC and American Public Health Association, our curriculum is designed to engage learners and promote healthy lifestyles and decision-making. It is designed with culturally and socially diverse urban populations in mind and features interactive learning components compatible with a broad range of capabilities as far as attention span, critical thinking, relationships, and academic interests.
Our adaptive online lessons apply storytelling, case studies, quizzes, and social media to help students build health knowledge and reflect on the impact of their health decisions.
play_arrowHealthcare has been the most contentious domestic policy issue in the last 10 years and yet there has been little space or attention paid to the young adults who are most likely to affect the direction of healthcare in the next 25 years. Schools across the nation are devoid of health-focused curriculum precisely at an age in which they should be sufficiently engaged to understand health choices and health consequences.
play_arrowAccording to a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fewer than half of high schools and only a fifth of middle schools teach lessons on all 16 of the nationally recommended topics for sexual health education. Less than 40 percent of schools nationwide required sex and health education for graduation. The report’s findings—based on surveys of schools in 48 states, including 19 large urban school districts, and conducted during the 2014 spring semester—also varied widely state by state. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires one semester of comprehensive health education for all students in middle school (grades 6-8) and in high school (grades 9-12), yet it is unclear if every school is meeting that requirement.
play_arrowThe National Center for Education Statistics says for each grade from kindergarten through eighth, only 50 percent of all schools have district or state requirements for students to receive nutrition education. Only 40 percent have these requirements for ninth and tenth grades, and about 20 percent for eleventh and twelfth grades.
What Makes Our Program Unique?
play_arrowUnlike many digital learning products that are in the marketplace, Lessonbee focuses on outcomes-based learning. Our learning design approach places early emphasis on understanding the end-user. Development of student personas allows us to design and deliver instruction that is second to none by understanding what areas of engagement are most important to students, how they see and value themselves as it relates to health education content, and what lifetime goals they have for the future. With this level of detail we design adaptive learning pathways that provide a unique and personalized learning journey for every student.
play_arrowOur courseware implements inquiry-based learning and learn by doing activities that move beyond the traditional multiple-choice-quiz-way of initiating learning opportunities. Through the use of multimedia, conversation, and interactivity, we ensure that students are engaged with the content in the same way they are engaged with social media and gaming.
play_arrowThree levels of adaptivity are built into our courseware to empower teachers and students: adaptive feedback, adaptive pathway and adaptive content authoring. Adaptive feedback entails the ability to provide custom, unique and individualized feedback that is tailored to the learner at the specific moment in their lesson, based on how they just interacted with that screen, or how they’ve interacted with a series of screens. Adaptive pathways are the sequence of activities or content within a particular lesson that change (adapt) based on individual student performance. Pathways can be decided based upon the student’s response to activities or learners can make a choice to go down a specific pathway.
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