This 1-day course is Part 1 of a two-part instruction plan designed for experienced EPA ICS practitioners to meet the FEMA recommendations and EPA requirements to become certified instructors of Intermediate and Advanced ICS (ICS-300/400) and EPA ICS Key Leadership Position (KLP) courses.
This course provides participants 1-day (8 hours) of classroom training covering adult learning theory, classroom management, exercise creation, exercise conduct, and other material that will aid the new instructor in presenting ICS classes.
Instructional methods include lecture, modeling, class discussions and exercises. Homework projects will be given,which participants must successfully complete within twoweeks to receive course credit.
In Part 2, called a “Practicum”, participants will participate as an instructor trainee in the respective ICS-300/400 or KLP position course for which they have already become an experienced practitioner. Each instructor trainee will present at least one classroom lecture and facilitate as least one exercise during the course. The instructor trainee will observe and document the instructional and classroom management techniques of experienced instructors as well as be observed by them. A feedback session will be held at the end of each day of the course.
Those seeking to obtain certification in multiple ICS courses need only take this 1-day course (Part 1) once, followed by completing the practicum portion (Part 2) for each ICS course of their particular interest.
This course is intended for EPA personnel with prior training and experience in Intermediate and Advance ICS (ICS-300/400) and/or an ICS Key Leadership Position andrequire adult learning methods training to meet the qualifications to become EPA-certified instructors.
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
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Explain characteristics of adult learners
Define Trainer Qualities and Behaviors that Enhance the Adult Learning Process
Develop learning objectives
Explain how to develop training based on objectives
Demonstrate how to use media to enhance presentations
Explain how to obtain feedback from students to assess learning
Creating and using assessment tools
List some types of exercise and the advantages and limitations of each
Explain the importance of logistics and planning in conducting an exercise
Conduct an effective course exercise (to be done in the KLP course)
Explain how to manage a classroom environment
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