NTI - Using ALICE Lesson Plans for K12
How to access “ALICE Lesson Plans for K12” within the Navigate360 Training Institute and best practices for implementing Teacher-Led-Training at your school.
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Where to access our “ALICE Lesson Plans for K12” resource:
Step 2: Click on “Course Management”.
Step 3: Select the resource named “ALICE Lesson Plans for K12”. You may use the search bar to type in the course name or use the arrows in the bottom right to go to the next course page(s) to find the resource.
Step 4: On the following screen, locate the purple “Manage Enrollments” button in the top right corner and select the “Enroll Users” option.
Step 5: After selecting “Enroll Users” like in the image above, begin by selecting yourself (as well as any other users) to be enrolled in the “ALICE Lesson Plans for K12” resource. Select a user(s) to enroll by clicking on the box to the left of their username, then click “Next” in the bottom right corner.
Step 6: On the next screen, leave the Level as “Learner”, and do not enable enrollment deadlines. Click the green “Confirm” button to assign the “ALICE Lesson Plans for K12” to the selected users. This assigned course will now be displayed on the homepage for the user(s) to begin accessing.
How to download the grade-banded documents:
Step 1: Once you and the assigned users have enrolled in the “ALICE Lesson Plans for K12” resource, you can download the grade-banded documents by clicking on the course on the homepage.
Step 2: After you select “File download”, the lesson plans will be downloaded and can be accessed.
Step 3: By clicking on the drop-down arrow next to “Lesson plan resources”, you and other enrolled users can access the “Stop and Do” videos as well as download the “Circle presentation for movement” video resource.
Listed below are best practices for implementing Teacher-Led-Training (abbreviated as TLT) at your school:
What is Teacher-Led-Training?
- Teacher-Led-Training is when teachers inform, educate, and train students on the ALICE response protocol in the instance of an armed intruder. In TLT, the teachers have the power to implement ALICE training to their students through building rapport and trust with them.
Why should you adopt Teacher-Led-Training?
- Our ALICE Trainers train ALICE Certified Instructors (abbreviated ACIs), staff training to be ACIs, and those at user-level. Sometimes ACIs are those who work in Law Enforcement or people with high level positions in an organization or school district. However, these instructors don’t have regular contact with students and therefore haven’t had the opportunity to build strong rapport with them.
- ALICE Trainers work with the ACI(s) for that school and help teachers become ACIs. TLT is very important because teachers already have rapport with the students they see day in and day out. Teachers can easily relate to and connect with their students; all they need is proper instruction from ALICE Trainers to empower them with life-saving ALICE knowledge.
- Your school organization should adopt TLT because it is the teachers that work with, coach, and/or mentor the student body; in this way, your teachers are in the best position to help students learn ALICE. Because teachers instruct students everyday, they can relate to them easily and act as conduits to deliver the ALICE message and potentially save lives.
- Regarding situational awareness, it is the teachers who know the classrooms, school buildings, and educational facilities better than anyone. More than likely, police officers aren’t going to be at school each day. Your teachers can and should lay the groundwork for ALICE drills for students during the school year because they are most familiar with the surrounding environment and can use good judgment in designating safe places and means of evacuation.
When is it best to implement Teacher-Led-Training? Why?
- It may be best to implement TLT during the start of every semester, every quarter, and even mid-quarter. School organizations may utilize PT (Professional Training) or PD (Professional Development) Days during the school year for TLT, which can be quick and to the point. For example, teachers can implement TLT as a brief 5-minute reminder informing students on the ALICE safety drills at the start of the day, before lunch, and/or at the end of the day.
- TLT paves the way for more impactful, longer-lasting retention of ALICE information. With repetition and increased frequency during the school year, TLT equips and empowers students to recall ALICE information more quickly. The more drills that are done, the more natural they become, too.
- Teachers can keep track of when drills are conducted and when ALICE safety conversations have been had. Another benefit of TLT is that teachers can work it into their schedules as they see fit.
How can teachers best implement Teacher-Led-Training?
- When teachers implement trauma-informed training to students, the purpose is not to scare but to inform. TLT does not have to be scary to be beneficial. In fact, teachers can incorporate drills regularly throughout the school year that are appropriate, customized, and catered to the level of their students.
- If taught correctly by an ACI, TLT in an elementary or lower-school setting may look like a game of “I Spy”:
~Teacher: “I spy with my little eye something orange above the door. Can someone tell me what that would be?”
~Student #1: “That’s the orange exit sign!”
~Teacher: “That’s right. Does anyone know where that exit sign will take us if we leave through that door?”
~Student #2: “That will take us to our safe place.”
Here is an example of an evacuation drill demonstrated by TLT:
~Teacher: “Today we are going to do an evacuation drill. In the instance of an evacuation for our safety, we are going to go out a different door than we usually do. We are going to walk to the high school which is our safe place. Since it is such a nice day outside, when we get to the high school, we are going to sit down and have some snacks.”
Once the teacher has gathered their students at the high school (aka the safe place), the teacher can read from Navigate360’s book “I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared” while the students listen and enjoy snacks.
In this way, what students see as a mini field trip can also be a drill where students can be informed.
Again, your teachers already have this relationship with students and have built this trust with them, thereby enabling them to empower students through discussions, drill repetition, and engaging activities.
For middle, high, or upper-level school settings, TLT can look like discussions, quizzes and assessments, problem-solving in pairs or as a class, and group activities.
In addition to our grade-banded documents and videos from “ALICE Lesson Plans for K12”, we have listed additional resources below for teachers to implement TLT:
- ALICE Age-Appropriate Elementary School Training – “I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared” video, storybook, and activity and idea book: https://www.alicetraining.com/our-program/alice-training/k12-education/age-appropriate/
- Classroom video “I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4vmSsgkhHc
- Purchase classroom storybook and activity & idea book “I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared”: https://shop.navigate360.com/products/copy-of-2-book-set-im-not-scared-im-prepared-im-not-scared-activity-idea-book?_ga=2.199023343.1538841539.1676558168-1096176868.1670429806
ALICE Training Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@ALiCEtraining/videos
- Video #1 - “ALICE Overview: Age and Ability Appropriate Training”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ritN6r2xqbE
- Video #2 - “ALICE Overview: Age and Ability Appropriate Training”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHOcdSERdPk
- Video - “ALICE: Empowering Children to Respond”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3tsoe6WtI
Videos depicting drills and activities that can be adopted by teachers for TLT implementation:
- Akron Police Officer (SRO) Dan Bickett demonstrating ALICE training for elementary schools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1dBZrGZDU0
- “West Chester Township Police: Stranger Danger”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrbwtcfCbVM
- “ALICE Active Shooter Training at Auburn University”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08cv4FVM30w
- ALICE news story depicting drill for elementary and lower-schools that can be adopted by teachers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9rGiKYGIDY