Using the Curriculum

A Flexible Design

Individuals and groups learn in different ways; instructors have different teaching methods; and agencies and organizations differ in terms of their educational needs and available resources.

The curriculum’s flexible design accommodates for these differences: its distinct modules can be used individually or holistically; and its user-friendliness allows the curriculum to be independently learned, or instructor-driven and disseminated to target audiences. The curriculum can be delivered in whole or in part to either staff or members of a given agency or a cross-section of representatives from a variety of agencies and disciplines. It can also be used as often as is necessary by different instructors.

The alcohol interlock curriculum is a structured according to 5 key modules:

  • Research;
  • Technology;
  • Implementation;
  • Legal Concerns; and,
  • Vendors and Service Providers.

Each of the different modules can be downloaded from the Curriculum website or can be attained by¬†ordering the instructor’s manual.

Each module is structured in a question/answer format that allows instructors to select the relevant questions and tailor the content of each module to suit their respective needs and purposes.

Each question in a module is associated with brief summary information designed for a handout, and PowerPoint slides. In this way, handouts and PowerPoint presentations can be easily built based on the instructor’s choice of modules and questions.

Other visual instructional materials, including a video, are available as supplemental teaching materials. A glossary of terms and a complete list of references are also associated with each module.