Health, PE & Coaching

DRUG EDUCATION FOR TODAY’S TEACHER

Course No. HE402S, HE502S

We live in a new era of technology and terminology, one that has created difficulties and boundaries between the common knowledge, language and perception of our students. This world has opened the doors to dangerous drugs; an inevitable problem our student population will face. Dive head first into the vast amount of online and community resources to combat this dynamic problem. Ultimately, teachers will be versed in identifying warning signs and symptoms, facts and myths, slang terms, current trends and prevention techniques. This class will empower teachers who wish to become up-to-date and ready to address drug use within his/her rights as an educator.

This course is appropriate for teachers of all subjects, grades 6-12. Internet access is required. 

The required course text book; Drugs & Alcohol Abuse: The Authoritative Guide for Parents, Teachers & Counselors is available on Amazon for $5, used.

 

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  1. Greater awareness for the importance of drug education among today’s students & teachers.
  2. Enhanced knowledge and understanding of drug trends of today’s students.
  3. Evaluated a research-based drug prevention program (D.A. R. E. or other).
  4. Compare and contrast the differences and effectiveness of individual interventions compared to group interventions.
  5. Enhance communication with students regarding drugs.
  6. Develop effective drug education lessons & curricula
  7. Identify federal laws and school policies relevant to student substance abuse.
  8. Create a systematic referral process between teachers, schools and community-based services.
  9. Identify online and community resources available to enhance the education of teachers, students, parents and administrators.

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