PROTECT Utah: Human Trafficking Prevention in Classroom Instruction
0.50 USBE Credits
The PROTECT Human Trafficking Prevention Education Program was developed to increase awareness and understanding for educators and the students they serve about the hidden horrors of human trafficking. This microcredential focuses on implementation of the PROTECT curriculum in classroom instruction.
To earn this 0.5 credit microcredential you will submit two different types of evidence from the list below to demonstrate your successful implementation of the PROTECT curriculum. You will also complete a short written or video reflective analysis. Click Earn This Microcredential to learn more!
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The PROTECT program curriculum consists of four separate age appropriate sets of lessons which are designed to be delivered to students in the classroom. They consist of the following; Elementary: Safe people, safe places, safe choices. Middle: Protecting a masterpiece. High School I: Understanding and recognizing human trafficking. High School II: Linking historical and modern-day slavery.
ThriveCast: The online educational and learning platform where educators can access the PROTECT human trafficking prevention education training materials and grade level curriculum and teacher prep lessons/materials.
Mrs. Thompson, a high school health teacher has already been trained by a member of the Utah PROTECT team and completed the remainder of the ‘Journey to Protect’ modules online. In coordination with the district she has determined that she will be the one to access the high school II curriculum online through ThriveCast which she will deliver to her students in the classroom.
Using the same ThriveCast login credentials she used to access and complete the HT101, HT102, and HT103 ‘Journey to Protect’ lessons she is able to select the appropriate age level for her students, watch lesson prep videos demonstrating actual teaching of the material in the classroom, and access supplemental materials including her school districts reporting protocol for potential victims of human trafficking and exploitation. She is then prepared and confident to instruct her students on the realities and dangers of human trafficking and provide them with the valuable knowledge and tools to keep themselves and each other safe.
Video: Submit a 5-6 minute video of your classroom instruction of the PROTECT program curriculum. The submission may be a continuous segment or excerpts of different lessons. The video should demonstrate your effective use of PROTECT Google slides or other supplementary materials. Be sure to follow your district/charter guidelines for student privacy.
Student Work: Submit at least 3 examples of learner work from the list of assignments included as part of each PROTECT grade level curriculum. These samples should demonstrate your effective implementation of the PROTECT curriculum. Be sure to follow your district/charter guidelines for student privacy.
Lesson Plan: Submit a detailed lesson plan of at least 1 PROTECT grade level curriculum that you have used in your instruction. This lesson plan should demonstrate your effective implementation of the PROTECT curriculum, including a substantive understanding of the lesson topic and answers to potential questions which students might raise.
Testimonial: Submit a 1 page student or parent testimonial following the teaching of PROTECT in the classroom. Such a signed testimonial may consist of how their understanding of human trafficking changed after completing the PROTECT program. Be sure to follow your district/charter guidelines for student privacy.
Screencast: Submit a screencast or screenshot of your full completion of your applicable PROTECT grade level curriculum in your ThriveCast account. All sections within the module must be completed. The sections are Connect, Grow, Apply. These sections will turn from grey to yellow.
Candidate's Choice: Submit another type of evidence demonstrating your successful implementation of the PROTECT curriculum with learners.
Candidates are required to make 2 evidence submission(s).
Criterion 1: Evidence demonstrates that the educator has accessed the online training and teacher prep materials through the online platform ThriveCast for their specific grade level prior to teaching in the classroom.
Criterion 2: Evidence demonstrates that the educator has delivered the PROTECT lessons to students in a classroom.
Describe the successes and challenges of accessing the online PROTECT grade level curriculum and how well you feel the materials provided prepared you to teach in the classroom.
Reflect on your time spent teaching the PROTECT lessons to students in the classroom. Provide examples of how students reacted and engaged with the material in the lessons.
Do you feel prepared to handle situations of students in the future disclosing instances of exploitation or trafficking? How might you handle such situations in alignment with your district/charter guidelines?
Criterion 1: The reflection recounted personal experience in preparing to teach the PROTECT lessons and any relevant feedback.
Criterion 2: The reflection was centered on the actual experience of teaching in the classroom.
Criterion 3: The reflection specifically addresses the educator's confidence in reporting student disclosures of trafficking following district/charter guidelines.
How to spot human trafficking | Kanani Titchen | TEDxGeorgeSchool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrxhptvEOTs The numbers associated with human sex trafficking are staggering, but the lives of victims and survivors are what stay with us. In this talk, Kanani Titchen M.D. reveals her experiences as a physician whose interactions with trafficked patients opened her eyes to a parallel world previously unseen” (TEDxTallks).
I was human trafficked for 10 years. We can do more to stop it | Barbara Amaya | TEDxMidAtlantic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_kXuQHZmWs “Barbara Amaya ran away at the age of 12 after being abused by family members. She was taken in on the streets of Washington, DC by a couple who seemed nice, but ended up selling her into human trafficking. She was used for months and then sold to a man named Moses who took her to New York and continued to traffic her for many years. Now Barbara fights for other victims of human trafficking and to change policies that treat victims as criminals” (TEDxTalks).
PROTECT Human Trafficking Prevention Education Website http://protectnow.org/ This is the PROTECT human trafficking prevention education program’s website.
Sold For Sex: Trafficking in Nebraska https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etao-pHnjUs This short film outlines the simplicity in buying and selling human beings in Nebraska. “Sold for Sex” takes a factual and activist approach, as it explains Nebraska’s specific problem.
What the U.S. Can do to Continue Fighting Human Trafficking in 2018 https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/blog/what-us-can-do-continue-fighting-human-trafficking-2018 In towns and cities across the richest nation on earth, people are forced to perform jobs against their will. They work in agriculture, manufacturing and many other industries, including the sex trade. Sometimes they are hidden in plain sight: in the fields picking fruits and vegetables or working on construction sites.