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					                                                  MIP
Handbook


            Marine Corps Engineer
                   School

           Master Instructor Program
                   Handbook




                   Director of Instruction
                      PSC Box 20069
                Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0069




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                                       The Master Instructor Program Handbook
Table of Contents                                                                                                                   Page
Foreword
       For Participating Instructors............................................................................ ……………………          3
       For Formal School Administrators...............................................................……………..……….                  3
     For Mentors………........................................................................................ …………..……..…            3

Chapter 1
   Program Administration
    Certification Procedures................................................................................………………………              4

Chapter 2
   Instructor Competencies
       Overview..............................................................................………………………………………..                     5
       Competency 1: Teaching Practices....................................................................……………………                5
       Competency 2: Technical Knowledge...............................................................……………………                    5
       Competency 3: Communication........................................................................………………….…                5
    Competency 4: Instructional Media.................................................................... …………….….                 5

Chapter 3
   MIP Components
       Overview.....................................................................................................…………………….…..   6
       Component 1: Platform Time
            o Requirements/Documentation.....................................................…………………….......                        6
       Component 2: Staff and Faculty Development Courses
            o Requirements/Documentation.....................................................…………………….......                        6
    Component 3: Self-Assessment
            o Requirements/Documentation.....................................................…………………….......                        6

Chapter 4
   Putting Your Portfolio Together
       Overview........................................................................................ …………………………………              8
       Packaging and Presentation........................................................................………………………….               8
    Completed Portfolio Checklist....................................................................…………………………                    9

Appendix
   Forms
       Master Instructor Recommendation Letter Template................................. …………………………                                10
       Master Instructor Recommendation Form.................................................…………………………..                          11
       Biographical Data Form …………………………………………………………………………….                                                                       12
       Classroom Setting Information Form.......................................................………………. ………….                      13
       MIP Evaluation Form................................................................................………………………….              14
       Platform Time Validation Form...............................................................…………………………. .                   15
       Special Project Task Form.....................................................………………………………………..                             16
       Instructional Improvement Plan.................................................................. …………………………                 17
       Instructor Competencies Self-Assessment Form………………………………………………….…                                                           18
       Peer Evaluation Form...........................................................................………………………….…                 19
       Portfolio Review Matrix.............................………………………………………………………….                                                 21




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                                              Foreword

For Participating Instructors
Welcome to the MCES Master Instructor Program (MIP). This handbook is designed to
successfully guide you through the MIP process.

The MIP itself is a developmental, competency-based program. Participating instructors will
develop their knowledge and skills in four instructor competency areas. Documentation of
growth/improvement in each competency area will be drawn from three different component
areas: platform time, staff and faculty development, and self-assessment. This wholistic
method of development is used to ensure you receive a well-rounded developmental program
in terms of formal training opportunities, self-assessment, and teaching proficiency.

You will display required documentation in a professional portfolio. The portfolio essentially
becomes your representation of your professional growth relative to the Master Instructor
Program instructor competencies. The portfolio also reflects how you have analyzed and
appraised your own teaching practices—how you used what you learned and transformed it
into practice.

Mentor
Your Company will select a mentor for you when you start the Master Instructor Program.
Your mentor will provide you with knowledge, insight, and perspective into your own teaching
practices in order for you to shape and improve them. He or she will also assist you in
completing all the required documentation for your professional portfolio.

                                       GOOD LUCK!!!

Company Commanders, Academic Officers/Academic Chiefs
As the academic leaders of your school, you play a critical role in the development of your
instructors. The climate you set and the support you provide your instructors is crucial to their
success. You are encouraged to become familiar with the contents of the MIP handbook and to
take advantage of training opportunities to enhance your own ability to effectively assist your
instructors. You are also encouraged to periodically review portfolio documents with your
instructors as they are being developed.

For Mentors
Serving as a mentor is very important. Your role will be to assist instructors in developing
their knowledge and skills as facilitators of learning. Serving as a mentor is an ideal way to
encourage instructors to take ownership of their own professional development. They will
truly benefit from your knowledge, experience, and guidance. Initially, instructors may be
overwhelmed about successfully completing the documentation required for their portfolios;
therefore, your confidence in their ability to succeed and complete the program will be
invaluable.




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                              Chapter 1: Program Administration

Certification Procedures
1. You must complete all documentation outlined in this handbook and display the
documentation in your professional portfolio.


       Incomplete Portfolios:
           Incomplete portfolios will be returned via the chain of command with
             corrective recommendations.
           You may resubmit your portfolio as soon as corrections are made.



2. You must submit your portfolio along with the Master Instructor Recommendation
Form on pg. 11 to the following individuals for review and recommendation.

    I.     Mentor: (Enlisted/Officer)
    II.    Academic Chief: (Enlisted)
    III.   Academic Officer: (Enlisted/Officer)
    IV.    Company Commander: (Enlisted/Officer)


3. Your Company Commander will submit your completed portfolio, along with the Master
Instructor Recommendation Letter (a template is provided on page 10 of this handbook) to
the Director of Instruction (DI).

4. The DI will review your portfolio and provide you with feedback on the contents of your
portfolio. (The matrix is included on page 21 of this handbook for your review.) If determined
that you have met the criteria, the DI will prepare a Master Instructor certificate for the
Commanding Officer’s signature and forward the package to the CO, MCES.




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                                  Chapter 2: Instructor Competencies

Overview
The knowledge and skills outlined for each of the instructor competency areas below were
found to be common threads among several training and education publications that consider
them fundamentally necessary for the effective delivery of instruction. The references used for
this program include: The Systems Approach to Training (SAT) Manual, The Interstate New
Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), and the instructor competencies set
forth by the International Board of Standards for Training Performance and Instruction
(IBSTPI). INTASC and IBSTPI information is available at the following websites:

            INTASC: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/pbl (download the performance-based licensure manual)
            IBSTPI: http://chauncey.com/index.html (download the candidate handbook)




Competency 1: Teaching Practices
The instructor has a sound grasp of various instructional strategies to encourage student
development and performance. In addition, the instructor recognizes how adults learn and how
to deliver instruction to address those needs. The instructor understands and uses various
questioning strategies to ensure student understanding of subject matter.


Competency 2: Technical Knowledge
The instructor understands the central concepts and structure of the MOS he or she teaches and
provides relevant examples that make the subject matter meaningful to students.
 (Knowledge and skills attained for this competency are gained from the instructor’s MOS
schools, professional experiences, and other subject matter experts).


Competency 3: Communication
The instructor uses his or her knowledge and skills of effective verbal and non-verbal
communication techniques and strategies to foster active inquiry, collaboration, interaction,
and concept/skill attainment.


Competency 4: Instructional Media
The instructor possesses the knowledge to select appropriate types of media based on learning
outcomes, and enhances the learning process by demonstrating facilitation strategies
appropriate for the media being utilized. The instructor also understands and considers the
benefits and limitations of various types of instructional media in the learning process.



      "By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn."
                                                                   --- Latin Proverb



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                                        Chapter 3: MIP Components

Overview
The MIP consists of three components. They are as follows:
                      Component 1: Platform Time
                      Component 2: Staff and Faculty Development Courses/Workshops
                      Component 3: Self-Assessment


     The documentation required for each component is explained in the next two pages.



Component 1: Minimum Platform Time
The establishment of the minimum platform time provides internal standardization of on-the-
job requirements among instructors participating in the program. You must acquire one year as
an active instructor prior to becoming certified as a Master Instructor. The requirements/
documentation identified below will become Section 1 of your portfolio:

      Complete the Platform Time Validation Form on page 15 of this handbook to verify your one-
       year of active platform time.


Component 2: Staff and Faculty Development Courses
The staff and faculty development curriculum designed and offered by MCCSSS, Camp
Johnson, will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to implement sound and
effective teaching practices, which are defined in the instructor competencies set forth in
Chapter 2, p. 5 of this order. The following requirements/documentation below will become
Section 2 of your portfolio:

      For certification, you are required to attend a total of three courses. You must attend the
       following two courses: Instructor Skill Development Program and Selection and
       Utilization of Instructional Media. For your third course, make your selection based on your
       particular needs and interests. You must choose among the following four courses:

                                 Evaluation of Instruction and Testing or
                                 Effective Teaching Seminar or
                                 Mentoring and Monitoring Instructors or
                                 Design and Delivery of Instructor-Led Training


   Note: You may complete the courses in any order at any time during your participation in the program.


Component 3:       Self-Assessment
Self-assessment will provide you insight into your ability to arrange learning experiences and
deliver effective instruction. It also requires you to understand why a lesson was productive or
non-productive. This understanding is a necessary and critical step in your progression from
novice to Master Instructor. You will also use data received from your students and peers to
evaluate and improve you teaching practices. The requirements/documentation listed below
will become Section 3 of your portfolio:
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       Special Project Task: You will be assigned a special project by your Academics Officer. For
        example, you will be tasked to assist in developing courseware. Your participation will be
        evaluated by the Academics Officer.

       Instructional Improvement Plan:

          Your plan will include specifying goals and developing strategies to meet those goals. You
           and your mentor will establish goal dates and meet as necessary to discuss and achieve your
           specified goals.
          Use the Instructional-Improvement Plan form contained on page 17 of this handbook.
          Develop an Instructional-Improvement Plan when you first begin the program.
          Modify your Instructional-Improvement Plan with your mentor as needed or as goals are
           met.
          Include all instructional improvement plans you complete in your portfolio.

   Instructor Competencies Self-Assessment:

          Use the Instructor Competencies Self-Assessment Form on page 18 of this handbook.
           Briefly address your knowledge and skills in each instructor competency area.

          Complete this form at the onset of your participation in the Program.
          Complete this form again after completing all other components specified in this
           enclosure.

   After Instruction Reports (AIRs):

          Select a total of six AIRS for entry into your portfolio.
              Select the three AIRS during the first three months you are enrolled in the MIP. Instructor
               Rating Forms (IRF) must be attached to the AIRS.

              Select three more AIRS after completing all required staff and faculty development courses.
               Instructor Rating Forms (IRF) must be attached to the AIRS.

   Peer Evaluations:

          Use the Peer Evaluation Form contained on pages 19 & 20 of this handbook.
          Schedule four peer evaluations during your participation in the MIP. Include all four
           evaluations in your portfolio. Select a different instructor for each evaluation.
              Schedule the first two evaluations within the first three months of participation in the MIP.
              Schedule the second two evaluations after you have completed all required staff and faculty
               development courses.




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                           Chapter 4: Putting Your Portfolio Together
Overview: The portfolio is a representation of your professional work as an instructor. The
documents you submit should reflect your growth as an instructor.

        The development of your professional portfolio requires time and commitment.

        It is your responsibility to ensure all required documentation for each component is included in the
         portfolio.

        Select the best representations of your work that demonstrate your professional growth relative to the
         Master Instructor Program instructional competencies. Those individuals required to review your
         portfolio will look at how you analyzed and appraised your teaching—how you used what you learned
         and transformed it into practice.


                 Follow the guidelines below to put your portfolio together.
Packaging and Presentation
     Packaging (You will need):
      3 ring binder (1 inch)
      Page protectors
      Insertable tab divider sheets
     Presentation
      Make a cover insert for the front and spine of your portfolio.
      Include your name, rank, company, and date on the cover and spine.
      Use your creativity to make a cover design
     Inserts
      Use page protectors for each document, but no more than two pages per sleeve.
      Include a table of contents.
     Portfolio Layout
      Your Master Instructor Recommendation Form will be the first page of your
        portfolio.
      The following documentation below will become pages 2, 3, and 4 of your portfolio:
              Biographical Data Form: You will use the form on page 12 to provide those reviewing your
               portfolio with relevant professional data.
              Classroom Setting Information Form: You will use the form on page 13 to assist those
               reviewing your portfolio in understanding your teaching practices in the context of your unique
               classroom setting.

              MIP Evaluation Form: Once all other requirements leading to Master Instructor certification
               are met, you will use the form on page 14 to evaluate the Master Instructor Program itself. This
               will enable the DI to evaluate, revise, and improve the program.

      The remainder of your portfolio will be sectioned accordingly – sections shall be
       clearly labeled, tabbed, and presented in the following order:
                    Section 1: Platform Time
                    Section 2: Staff and Faculty Development Workshops
                    Section 3: Self-Assessment
                    Section 4: Copy of FSIC Certificate

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                          Chapter 4: Putting Your Portfolio Together
The checklist shown below depicts the documents you must display in your portfolio, in the
order required.
                                Completed Portfolio Checklist
 Portfolio              Form        Required Documentation
 Layout                 Location

 Professional           Pg. 11      Master Instructor Recommendation Form
 Information
                        Pg. 12      Biographical Data Form
   (Pgs. 1,2,3,4)
                        Pg. 13      Classroom Setting Information Form

                        Pg. 14      MIP Evaluation

 Platform Time          Pg. 15      Platform Time Validation Form

    (Section 1)

 Staff and Faculty      N/A         Instructor Skill Development Program (ISDP) completion certificate &
 Development                        Final Project
 Courses                            (Copies)

    (Section 2)          N/A        Selection and Utilization of Instructional Media Certificate, Final Project,
                                    & Feedback Forms
                                    (Copies)

                        N/A         Evaluation of Instruction & Testing certificate or Effective Teaching
                                    Seminar Certificate, Mentoring & Monitoring Instructors Certificate, or
                                    Design & Delivery of Instructor-Led Training Certificate w/Final Project
                                    and Instructor Feedback Form (Copies)

                                    Self-Selected: Submit 1 of 4 listed above

                        Pg. 16      Special Project Task

 Self-Assessment        Pg. 17      All Instructional Improvement Plans Completed During Participation in
                                    the MIP
    (Section 3)
                        Pg. 18      Instructor Competencies Self-Assessment Form: (2) --- 1 at beginning,
                                    then 1 after completing all other MIP components

                        N/A         AIRs: (6) --- 3 at beginning, then 3 after completing staff and faculty
                                    development courses, including applicable IRFs.

                         Pg. 19     Peer Evaluations: (4) --- 2 at beginning, then 2 after completing staff and
                                    faculty development courses

 _______________
      FSIC
    (Section 4)         NA          Copy of Formal School Instructor School certificate.




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           Master Instructor Recommendation Letter Template


                            LETTERHEAD


                                                              1500
                                                              CO
                                                              DATE

From:   Company Commander, (Instructional Company)
To:     Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Engineer School
        (DI)

Subj:   RECOMMENDATION FOR MASTER INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

Encl:   (1) Instructor Portfolio

1. Instructor recommended:

2. SSN/MOS:

3. DCTB:

4. Date graduated from FSIC:

5. Narrative recommendation by the Company Commander



                                        Signature




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                                      Master Instructor Recommendation Form


Required Documents for Master Instructor Certification:                            Mentor Initials

 Biographical Data Form                                                              ________
 Classroom Setting Information Form                                                  ________
 MIP Evaluation                                                                      ________
 FSIC Certificate                                                                    ________
 Platform Time Validation Form                                                       ________
 ISDP Certificate & Final Project                                                    ________
 Selection and Utilization of Instructional Media Certificate, Final Project, &
  Feedback Forms                                                                       ________
 Evaluation of Instruction & Testing Certificate, Design & Delivery
  of Instructor-Led Training Certificate, Mentoring & Monitoring
  Instructors Certificate or Design & Delivery of Instructor-Led Training
  Certificate w/Final Project and Instructor Feedback Form –
    Self-Selected: Submit 1 of 4 listed above                                         __________
   Special Project Task                                                              ________
   Instructional Improvement Plans                                                   ________
   Instructional Competencies Self-Assessment Forms (2)                              ________
   AIRs (6) including IRFs                                                           ________
   Peer Evaluations (4)                                                              ________




_________________________________________ has completed all requirements for Master
                         Instructor

Instructor designation, and is therefore recommended for certification.



Mentor’s Signature:___________________________________________ Date:__________




Academic Chief’s Signature: ____________________________________ Date: __________




Academic Officer’s Signature: __________________________________ Date: __________




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                                         Biographical Data Form

Name: ________________________________              Rank: _______         SSN: ___________
       Last            First              M. I.
Date of Package Submission: __________              School: _____________ DCTB: __________

Education Level: _________________________                     Degree Earned: ____________

        Other Teaching Related Professional Development Courses/Workshops Attended:


Course/Workshop Title                                                     Completion Date:




I verify that this portfolio contains my authentic work.

Signature (Instructor): _______________________________________          Date:_______________

________________________________________________________________________________
I verify that this portfolio is complete and has been completely reviewed.


Mentor’s Signature: ____________________________________________ Date:________


Academic Chief’s Signature: _____________________________________ Date: ________



Academic Officer’s Signature: ___________________________________ Date: ________




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                                 Classroom Setting Information Form

Directions: Use a separate form for each course you teach.
Course Title:

Target Population Description:



Basic/Advanced:                                                     How often is course offered?

Describe the physical layout of the classroom you use for this course (draw or write):




Other information you consider important:




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                                      MIP Evaluation Form


Directions: Now that you have completed all requirements for the Master Instructor program, please
comment on the following:



(1) What would you recommend to improve the MIP?




(2) What was the least effective portion of the MIP in terms of how your teaching has developed
and/or improved? Why?




(3) What was the most effective portion of the MIP in terms of how your teaching has developed
and/or improved? Why?




(4) Would you recommend other instructors participate in the MIP? Why or why not?




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                               Platform Time Validation Form

Instructor: __________________________________ School: ____________________

Date Started Instructing: ________________________

Date of FSIC Graduation: _______________________

Date Completed One Year Instructing Experience: __________________________

Current Instructing Experience to Date: Years: ________ Months: _______




________________________________________________ has completed the one year
                      Instructor’s Name

minimum platform time requirement for Master Instructor certification.




Mentor’s Signature: _______________________________________ Date: ________


Academic Chief’s Signature: ________________________________ Date: ________


Academic Officer’s Signature: _______________________________ Date: ________




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                                         Special Project Form


Directions: Please respond to the statement and question below.



(1) Describe the type of special project you were required to perform.




(2) Describe how you feel this special project benefited you as an instructor as well as how it benefited
the formal school?




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                                     Instructional Improvement Plan


Instructor:                                                Date:
Goal:                                       Strategy:




Target Completion Date:                  Actual Completion Date:      Mentor’s Initials:

Instructor’s Summative Self-Assessment




Signature:                                                 Date:

Mentor’s Summative Assessment:




Signature:                                                 Date:




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                           Instructor Competencies Self-Assessment Form


Please provide your comments regarding your knowledge and skill in each of the following MIP
instructor competency areas.

(1) Teaching Practices:




(2) Technical Knowledge:




(3) Communication:




(4) Instructional Media:




Please relate a personal experience regarding any of the above instructor competencies:




Instructor                               Signature                              Date


Mentor                                   Signature                              Date




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                                                   Peer Evaluation Form


Instructor Name: ______________________________________ Date: _____________________
Course: ___________________________________________Lesson: _______________________
Peer Evaluator Name: ______________________________________ Date: _____________________

(1) This instructor: (Please circle one.)
              (a) Teaches the same lesson(s) I do.
              (b) Does not teach the same lessons, but teaches the same course(s) I do.
              (c) Does not teach the same lessons or course(s) I do.

(2) I have the following amount of contact with this instructor: (please circle one.)
              (a) daily    (b) weekly     (c)bi-weekly       (d) monthly

(3) Elaborate on ways this instructor has helped to create a professional learning atmosphere within your school.




Part I: Instructor Observation. This portion of the peer evaluation will be used to provide instructors feedback on
their behaviors relevant to the instructor competencies. Please note that both positive and negative instructor behaviors
are included as examples, but they are by no means representative of all behaviors you will observe during your
observation.

Competency w/examples                           Comments

Competency 1: Teaching Practices
Specific Exercises/Teaching
Strategies
Lectures, group exercises, discussion, video,
CBT, etc.



Distribution of Responses
Favoring gender, language, proficiency,
perception of abilities, placement in room




Meeting Student Needs
Considering/making allowances for learning
styles, fast/slow learners




Instructor Competency 2: Technical Knowledge
Central Concepts of MOS




Use of Relevant Examples




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Instructor Competency 3: Communication
Movement Throughout the
Classroom
Favors one side of the classroom over the
other
Monitoring student progress/work
Non-Verbal Feedback
Body language, gestures, proximity to
students
Moving toward or leaning into students when
addressing them, eye contact

Response Behaviors
Silence, accepting, paraphrasing, clarifying,
empathizing
Responding to students who give incorrect
answers

Instructor Competency 4: Instructional Media
Relevancy of Media Used
Used video for case study to promote critical
thinking skills
Used model/actual item to increase transfer
of learning

Effective Facilitation of Media
Used
Prepared student to watch a video
Used animation to show a process

Part II: Student Behaviors: This part of the evaluation focuses on student behaviors during instruction. Please note
that both positive and negative student behaviors are included as examples, but they are by no means representative of
all behaviors you will observe during your observation.
Attentiveness
On task/off task
Note taking
Volunteering


Movement
Fidgeting, interfering w/others
Following directions, self-direction, taking
initiative


Participation
Volunteering verbal responses
Student-to- student interaction in group


Performing Learning
Objectives/Tasks
Using correct terminology
Performing task correctly
Applying rules
Recalling information
Supplying supportive details, elaboration

I have viewed and discussed this observation form with my advisee.

     Mentor:____________________________________________ Date:_________________________




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                                                    Portfolio Review Matrix
Instructor Name:                                                                                             School:

Reviewer:                                            Title:                                                  Date:

                        Excellent                                                                   Satisfactory
Packaging and Overall Presentation
Information well organized and very personalized.                       All components exist; however, some information disorganized
                                                                        and/or out of place.


Overall Conventions (Grammar, Spelling, Capitalization, and Punctuation):
Instructor made no errors in conventions that distracted from the  Instructor made minor errors in conventions, but not so many that it became too
content-- exceptionally easy to read.                              distracting—the content was still easy to read.

Comments:




                                                    Staff and Faculty Development Projects
Projects indicate the instructor effectively applied sound               Projects indicate the instructor applied sound methodologies. The instructor
methodologies. The instructor carefully considered methods and/or        carefully considered methods and/or strategies. He/She provided at least one
strategies. He /She selected and provided a variety of alternative       alternative method and/or technique into selected lessons. —Instructor did the
methods and/or techniques to integrate into selected lessons, well       required minimum.
beyond what was required.

Comments:




                          Self-Assessment (Instructor Competencies / Instructional Improvement Plans / AIRS)
Documentation indicates the instructor effectively integrated the MIP Documentation indicates the instructor has integrated the MIP instructor
instructor competencies into his or her teaching repertoire. The      competencies into his or her repertoire. He or she provided supportive details and
instructor seemed to be writing from knowledge or experience—         information, and appeared to be drawing on knowledge or experience—Instructor
completed documentation provided relevant, telling, and quality       did the required minimum.
details that gave the reader important information that went beyond
the obvious or predictable.

Comments:




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