The FreeWay Faculty In-Service Workshop is
designed to augment the professional skills of public
school classroom teachers (K-12) by assisting them with
their task of training students for "safe and drug-free"
The workshop will introduce educators to the eight basic
FreeWay life skills and explain in detail the concept
of the prevention of drug use and violence through life skills
Participants will focus on one of these two curriculum
packages available from FreeWay:
K-12 drug prevention curriculum (6 volumes: grades K-1,
2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, plus a resource book)
- "PeaceMakers" K-12 violence prevention
curriculum (3 volumes: grades K-3, 4-8, 9-12)
workshop also will focus on the results of scientific
studies which have proven that both curriculum packages
are "highly effective" in preventing drug
use or violence among students. It will explore what
works, how it works, and why.
Facilitators are screened and trained FreeWay educators with experience teaching in school classrooms and leading seminars/workshops for parent and adult groups. These facilitators will
explain the FreeWay curriculum materials, the educational theory
of prevention and share first-hand classroom
experiences in life skills education.
FreeWay Faculty In-Service Workshops are available for either a 2-hour or a 3-hour time period. The
costs of the workshops include: $100 per hour honorarium
for the facilitator, round-trip travel expenses from St.
Louis, including mileage (or airfare), meals, and
over-night accommodations, if necessary, and handout
materials at $5 per participant.