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7 Tips for Project ALERT Facilitators

1.     Stay updated on current teen use data. 

Each year new statistics on teen drug and alcohol use are reported via the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, where over 50,000 nationally representative 8th, 10th, and 12th graders are surveyed.  Some significant changes have occurred with regards to prevalence of e-cigarettes and attitudes about marijuana over the last few years so it’s best to use current data when presenting these numbers in lessons. 


2.     “Class up” your classroom with printable posters. 

Download cool projectable posters and plaster them around your classroom or school each week.   These can be printed in a variety of sizes.


3.     Involve teen leaders for positive peer influence.

The Teen Leader Program uses older teens as role models in the classroom along with the Project ALERT teacher.  A full Teen Leader Program Training Manual is available as well as a Teen Leader Notebook.


4.     Learn how to teach Project ALERT on your own schedule.

A historical perspective and guide on modifications to the current format is available here.


5.     Watch Project ALERT classroom videos on YouTube. 

Project ALERT classroom videos are located both on our website and via YouTube (with closed captioning).


6.     Print and display Certificates of Training. 

Certificates are available once you complete either the in-person or online training to learn to teach Project ALERT. The certificate will be emailed to you within 24 hours.  If you need another copy, log in to your account and select the certificate link to re-print.  For your students, print a customizable certificate award upon completion of the lessons.


7.     Keep updated via our newsletters and follow us on Facebook. 

Keep up-to-date with new info on e-cigs and marijuana legalization via our quarterly newsletters and Facebook.  If you’ve printed materials after 2011, the Project ALERT teaching materials you have are the most current.

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