An Online Resource for AODA Educators

Educating Students

Resources listed here are Education for a Tier I or Universal Approach. It refers to efforts provided to ALL students.

Learning Modules, Curriculum & Tools

Safe Communities Teen Learning Module from 2/10/14 Training:
Abridged Lesson PlanLesson Plan, Student Handout

Best Practice for AODA Education
This summary is of survey results from Nov. 2013 by district AODA coor. It identifies K-12 curriculum they are using as well as other AODA strategies.

Online Course for Middle School and High School Athletes
FREE online course for middle school and another for high school – addresses alcohol, marijuana, steroids, prescription and heroin and athletic performance. Includes stories, facts, quiz and certificate of complete. Developed by John Underwood, Life of an Athlete and New Mexico.

An online course for high school students, college students, parents of high school students. Schools pay an annual license fee. Course for high school consists of 3 lessons.

Natl. Registration for Evidence-Based Programs & Practices (NREPP)
This is a searchable online database of mental health and substance abuse educational programs and interventions. All programs listed in the registry have met NREPP’s minimum requirements for review and have been independently assessed and rated for Quality of Research and Readiness for Dissemination. If looking for an educational program or intervention, this is a good place to begin to review Model programs.

Social Norm Learning Modules – DPI
LEARNING MODULES developed by DPI using the SOCIAL NORMS approach and the Youth Risk Behavior survey results from 2011. One could substitute your own district’s data to use with this effective learning approach.

CDC Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)
This comprehensive tool can be used to assess your district’s health curriculum from K-12. Includes descriptor of key components of curriculum for 10 health topics. Excellent resource for a Curriculum Coor.

CDC Components for Health Curriculum
CDC’s summary of the KEY COMPONENTS OF EFFECTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION CURRICULUM. Good foundation for health teachers as well as Curriculum Coor.

Healthy Kids Learn More curriculum
Curriculum developed by Children’s Hospital, Milwaukee – formerly referred to as Blue Kids. Addresses AODA and BULLYING, for K-8 STUDENTS. They sell four different curricula.

Drug Facts Chat Day
NIH (National Institute of Health) sponsors one day each year for TEENS to communicate with their scientists through ONLINE CHATS. The date for 2016 is Jan. 26 but you can access the questions from previous chats so it could be a nice resource for teens to learn through other teen questions.

NIDA for Teens
This site has many resources just for TEENS including blogs, interactive videos and games and much more. Deals with PRESCRIPTION and Over The Counter (OTC) drugs as well as other drugs. Has a special focus on the brain and drugs so could be a great resource to use in science or psychology classes.

NIDA for Teens – Educators site
NIDA has developed 3 series of learning modules for EDUCATORS to use with STUDENTS K-12. Brain Power focuses on the brain science and drugs with modules for students from K-9 and has videos on the site or on YouTube. Mind over Matter is a series dealing with different drugs (probably best used in science class). Heads Up for teens grades 6-10. There is a TEEN blog. The site includes downloadable lesson plans, activities, iron on designs for t-shirts AND Spanish versions. Materials are FREE but order early.

NIDA – Facts for Teens Marijuana
NIDA newly developed (Oct. 2013) 13-page booklet for TEENS addressing the latest research with MARIJUANA – can be downloaded. Can also be ordered online for FREE.

Youth 360 WreckEd
Youth360 includes a 10 min. video about ADDICTION entitled WreckEd, instructions for a card game to use with HIGH SCHOOL students and a facilitator’s guide. All materials are FREE but you need to register to get the educational materials.

WI Dept. of Justice Resources – The Fly Effect
The site includes a song, posters, short videos by teens and parents, fact sheets, statistics re heroin. It builds on the “I know an old lady who swallowed a fly” song. Make sure that there is a discussion after students use this site as you don’t want parents or teens to feel it is hopeless.

Brain Scans of Drug Users
This page shows the impact of a variety of drugs on the brain. Probably best used in a psychology or biology class that is studying the brain.

Life Skill Lesson Plans
This site has numerous lesson plans to address a variety of skills for teens from getting along with peers to getting along with family.  Each module has interactive activities that address a specific skill along with a power point for most of the lessons, video, and audio files and are easy to understand.  The “gals and guys” lesson plans are hetero-centric so you will want to modify them if you use them.  Developed by Utah Dept. of Education.

Natural High
Videos and blogs by a variety of young athletes and other achievers about the positive feelings from a natural high. Takes a positive approach for prevention.

This website is especially geared for TEENS to support them to live “above the influence” – can be used to address ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS plus other behaviors. Includes videos, facts on most drugs, a quiz about peer pressure, etc.

Tune In Not Out (TINO)
This website has lots of videos and other resources for teens on just about every health and mental health topic. They’re short and have eye-catching visuals. Created in Australia.

HBO on Addiction
6 minute HBO video that shows brain images of a person that is using meth. Could be shown in biology class that is studying the brain as well as for audiences that would benefit from understanding that addiction is a brain disease.

Wise Owl – What is Medicine?
1.5-minute video for K-3 graders

Wise Owl – What is a Drug?
1.5 minutes video for K-3 graders

Wise Owl What is a Drug? longer version
4-minute video for K-3 graders

Sci Show on Bath Salts
This 4-minute video about Bath Salts is presented by a fast talking, plain speaking – and sometimes humorous – young man that might keep students attention with its visuals.

Sci Show on Addiction
This 11-minute video about Addiction is presented by a fast talking, plain speaking – and sometimes humorous – young man that might keep students attention with its visuals.