Vital Signs Starter Module

This module walks you through some of the key components of an introductory Vital Signs Institute. While doing this module does not replicate getting together in person with a group of teachers to share ideas and experiences and learning about Vital Signs, it is a great way to get started with the program. In fact, we find that when teachers start with this module, we can dig deeper into topics of interest when we get together in person.

Vital Signs can be integrated into science and math classrooms, but can also be used to scaffold an interdisciplinary unit across the entire curriculum. We encourage you to work on this module with a buddy or group of teachers from your school or district and share your ideas as you go.

As you complete the module, the Vital Signs Team is here to help. You can reach us at

When you have completed the module, please:
• Complete this survey:
• Email us and let us know that you’ve used the module to get started, and let us know if you have any equipment needs – we might be able to help!
• If you are willing to share your reflections from the module with us, we would love to see them, but that is not required.

Remember to be in touch with the VS team ( so that we can continue to support you and your students over time.

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Professional development
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Vital Signs Institute Agendas
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Vital Signs Team, VS Starter Module, Vital Signs Program, 06/11/15