Vaping Prevention: A Remote-Learning Curriculum

Information for students, educators, and parents


How to use this remote-learning curriculum

There are two ways to use this curriculum. One is for students to do the curriculum on their own (Learn-It-Yourself, LIY), the other is for you to lead the class remotely (Teach-It-Yourself, TIY) on Zoom or another platform. Each of these ways is outlined in more detail below.

Important things to remember as you go forward: 

1. Slide set: (30-45 mins): This slide set includes the informational content of the curriculum; Teacher Talking Points are provided in the notes section for those of you using the TIY mode. 

2. Student worksheet: This allows students to assess their content knowledge and share their opinions through either a Google form or a Microsoft Word document. The Google form allows you to compile all student responses in one Google sheet viewable to only you. The Word document is a fillable form that students can return to you via email.

3. Surveys: Please note that we are encouraging students to take a pre- and post-curriculum anonymous survey (it's one of the first slides and last slide in the slide set) that will be used by our team. 

 

Want to learn more on the youth e-cigarette epidemic?

Below you will also find a pre-recorded webinar with the Tobacco Prevention Toolkit Founder, Dr. Halpern-Felsher, that explores reasons for adolescent use of e-cigarette products, including flavors, appeal, marketing, perceived reduced harm, stress, anxiety, and depression, and misperceptions. This is a useful primer geared for parents and educators. 

Downloads & Links

Smoking/Vaping & Coronavirus Factsheets

Learn-It-Yourself (LIY): Independent Assignment for Students

 Learn-It-Yourself (LIY): 

1. Download the slide set. Here is the YouTube link of a Stanford Toolkit team member presenting the slideset to young people: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGKDgHICYWlNsIUY1mE8uwh4YvGadulA3

2. If you choose to use the Google form student worksheet, there is a button you can click on above in the "Downloads & Links" section. You can make a copy of the form and save it to your Google Drive (you do not need to request editing access), then send the link to the form to students. If you choose to use the Word student worksheet, download the file and email it to students.

3. Send the links to the YouTube videos and the Google form or email the form as an attachment to students, whichever format you prefer.

4. Ask your students to complete the pre- and post-surveys. Students can scan the QR code during the beginning of the video to get to the student pre-survey, or use the link provided on the slide. At the end, please again ask the students to complete post-survey. Please remind your students that the survey is anonymous and encourage them to fill it out completely.

Please remember at the end of the lessons, we would like for you to complete the educator post-survey found here: https://tinyurl.com/stanfordtpteducator2020  

5. Ask students to watch all of the YouTube videos (button or link above) independently.

6. There are Quick Check-In slides throughout the videos that indicate where students should pause the video to answer questions on the student worksheet. If you use the Microsoft Word version, have them return their worksheet to you via email. If you use the Google form version, their responses will be collected in a Google sheet that will be viewable only to you. Again you are free to create your own worksheets too. 

Teach-It-Yourself (TIY): Live Video Conferencing for Educators

Teach-It-Yourself (TIY): If you have the capacity to host live video conferences with your students via platforms like Zoom or Google Hangouts, we recommend using the Teach-It-Yourself (TIY) version.

1. Download the slide set file before you plan on hosting a live video conference and review the Teacher Talking Points. If you choose to use the Google form student worksheet, there is a button you can click on above in the "Downloads & Links" section. You can make a copy of the form and save it to your Google Drive (you do not need to request editing access), then send the link to the form to students. If you choose to use the Word student worksheet, download the file and email it to students.

2. Ask your students to complete the pre- and post-surveys. Students can scan the QR code during the beginning of the video to get to the student pre-survey, or use the link provided on the slide. At the end, please again ask the students to complete post-survey. Please remind your students that the survey is anonymous and encourage them to fill it out completely.

Please remember at the end of the lessons, we would like for you to complete the educator post-survey found here: https://tinyurl.com/stanfordtpteducator2020  

3. You can "share your screen" to display the slide set and read the Teacher Talking Points found in the notes section to deliver the lesson. Facilitate as much discussion as time allows. We recommend spending at least one hour when using live video conferencing or spreading it out over a series of sessions to allow for maximum student discussion.

4. The Quick Check-In slides throughout the slide set indicate where you can pause and allow students to answer questions on the student worksheet, in whichever format you choose. Or, if you prefer, have students fill-in the student worksheet after you present.

Hear-It-Yourself (HIY): An Information Session for Parents

Hear-It-Yourself (HIY): If you would like to learn more about the rise of e-cigarettes and their popularity with youth, watch the video below.

Global usage of e-cigarettes has risen exponentially since their introduction to the market in 2003, especially for the new pod-based products made popular by Juul. But studies indicate that these e-cigarettes are far from safe, and vaping has recently been linked to a disturbing number of severe lung illnesses and deaths.

This webinar provides detailed information on e-cigarettes, nicotine levels in these products, addiction, and other health effects. The presentation will also explore reasons for adolescent use of these products, including flavors, appeal, marketing, perceived reduced harm, stress, anxiety, and depression, and misperceptions. After learning the health impacts, you will be given evidence-based resources that can be used to help prevent and reduce youth use of e-cigarettes, as well as advocacy efforts occurring in the US to reduce vaping use.

Presenter: Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and professor in the division of adolescent medicine in the department of pediatrics at Stanford University. She is also the founder and executive director of the Tobacco Prevention Toolkit and the Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Toolkit.
First aired: Winter 2020