Talking Drugs: Teaching and assessing with purpose

This hands-on workshop is for those working with Year 7 to Year 12 students and provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • unpack SDERA’s Challenges and Choices teacher resources and assessment tasks for Year 7 to 9, and the new online resource, Drug Talk: Body.Mind.Future for Year 10 to 12 students, and consider how these can be used to implement a resilience-based approach to drug education
  • explore drug types (including methamphetamine and emerging psychoactive substances) and their impacts and possible consequences
  • clarify the ‘real picture’ of illicit drug use supported by data from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey
  • participate in teaching strategies that will assist in classroom management and develop students’ social and emotional skills
  • consolidate the need for and benefits of prevention education supported by empathetic interaction, alongside structured intervention and support.

FREE copies of the Challenges and Choices teacher resource, student workbooks and assessment tasks will be sent to you and your school upon completion of this workshop.

The workshop is free, lunch is provided and certificates of participation will be issued on completion. SDERA will also cover the cost of teacher relief. 

Participation expectations

Participants can expect to gain a greater understanding of best practice school drug education and the integrated relationship between curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

Length of workshop

The workshop commences at 8:30am and concludes at 3:00pm.


Places in SDERA workshops are limited and we ask that you make a commitment to attend once you have registered.  If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we are able to offer your place to another applicant.

For further information on Talking Drugs please contact

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