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Standard Course of Study

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Substance Abuse PreventionSubstance Abuse Prevention

Substance Abuse Prevention

Media Literacy EducationMedia Literacy Education

Media Literacy Education

Media Literacy's Role in PreventionMedia Literacy's Role in Prevention

Media Literacy's Role in Prevention


Janis KupersmidtJanis Kupersmidt

Janis Kupersmidt

Maggie AlterMaggie Alter

Maggie Alter

Samantha BenderSamantha Bender

Samantha Bender

Cory CampbellCory Campbell

Cory Campbell

Jared CooperJared Cooper

Jared Cooper

Melissa EnnisMelissa Ennis

Melissa Ennis

Kim GosnellKim Gosnell

Kim Gosnell

Kelsey HallattKelsey Hallatt

Kelsey Hallatt

Susan HawsSusan Haws

Susan Haws

Elyse KeefeElyse Keefe

Elyse Keefe

Christina V. MalikChristina V. Malik

Christina V. Malik

Kathleen MalleyKathleen Malley

Kathleen Malley

Hannah McCormickHannah McCormick

Hannah McCormick

Shiesha McNeilShiesha McNeil

Shiesha McNeil

Alison ParkerAlison Parker

Alison Parker

Taryn R. PattersonTaryn R. Patterson

Taryn R. Patterson

Sarah RabinerSarah Rabiner

Sarah Rabiner

Yvette D. RuffinYvette D. Ruffin

Yvette D. Ruffin

Tracy M. ScullTracy M. Scull

Tracy M. Scull

Rebecca StelterRebecca Stelter

Rebecca Stelter

Katie StumpKatie Stump

Katie Stump

Stephanie TepperStephanie Tepper

Stephanie Tepper

Shelley UptonShelley Upton

Shelley Upton

Richard Van HornRichard Van Horn

Richard Van Horn

Maaike van RestMaaike van Rest

Maaike van Rest

Kimberly VuongKimberly Vuong

Kimberly Vuong

Tara WeatherholtTara Weatherholt

Tara Weatherholt

Ashley WebbAshley Webb

Ashley Webb

Bryan WigginsBryan Wiggins

Bryan Wiggins

Media Ready


It is recommended that all educators participate in the Media Ready program's comprehensive, interactive, one-day Teacher Training Workshop conducted by certified iRT Media Ready trainers.

The topics covered are:

  • General training in media literacy skills
  • Specific training in media literacy skills as applied to substance use prevention
  • Introduction to the research findings on the effectiveness of media literacy training for the purpose of substance abuse prevention
  • Review of the theoretical model underlying the program’s development
  • Guided discussion of each lesson and the accompanying materials
  • Modeling of and interactive participation in the lesson activities, particularly in deconstructing advertisements and media messages


Fidelity to the Program

It is important to note that the results of any scientific or evidence-based trial are achieved through teachers being faithful to the program, meaning that teachers complete the training and also teach all ten lessons, over a period of approximately ten days. This fidelity to the program relates directly to the achievement of the intended goals of the program. It is highly recommended that all educators who intend to teach MR complete the training.

Contact Us about the Teacher Training Workshop

For additional information about the Teacher Training Workshop, please refer to the FAQ or contact the innovation Research & Training (iRT) Training Department at 919-493-7700.