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					     Welcome Instructor Trainers / ITEs:
     ACA Instructor Certification                                  Date: April, 2011


In a continuing effort to provide useful resources, this presentation was developed
    to assist you in certain aspects of conducting an Instructor Certification
    Workshop.

Feel free to use all or some of the slides (or add your own), and incorporate them
   appropriately into your individual certification courses. If you have a different
   method of appropriately conveying the following information, that is fine as well.

This powerpoint is a sample presentation and intended to be an additional resource
   for ITs and ITEs.

If you have suggestions for improving this presentation, please let us know.

Thank you for your continued support of the ACA and paddlesports .


                                     SEI Department
                           ACA
        Instructor Certification Workshop
           Event:


           Date:

           Presented by:


Education. Recreation. Stewardship. Competition
Who is the ACA?
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• Founded in 1880, the American Canoe
  Association (ACA) is a national, nonprofit 501
  (c)(3) organization serving the broader
  paddling public by providing EDUCATION
  related to all aspects of paddling;
  STEWARDSHIP support to help protect
  paddling environments; and sanctioning of
  programs and events to promote paddlesport
  RECREATION.
    ACA History
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- 1880: Established on August 3rd by twenty-three
        notable canoeists on Lake George, NY
- 1903: Purchased Sugar Island in Canada
- 1927: Incorporated in NY
- 1944: Women given the right to vote in ACA
- 1978: ACA Slalom & Wildwater Teams win
        World Championships!
- 1993: 5,000 Members
- 1997: Paddlesport Publishing, Inc formed
- 2004: Removal of Embrey Dam, VA
- 2008: Founded the National Paddlesports Conference
     Education
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• National Paddlesports Instruction Program

• Safety Education & Instruction Council

• Learn to Paddle Initiative

• Youth Development Program

• Extensive Paddlesports Safety Education Information

• Courses: Skills, Assessments, Certifications
  ACA Instructor Certification Program
  ACA Instructor Certification


• Established 1972
  4500 certified Instructors – 250 certified Instructor Trainers

        •   Canoe (Touring & River)
        •   Kayak (River, Coastal, Surf, Sit-on-Top)
        •   Raft
        •   Safety & Rescue
        •   Adaptive Paddling
        •   Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)


• Estimated 809,000 students taught annually
    Stewardship
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•   Water Trails Database
•   Stewardship Grants
•   Local, Regional & National Initiatives
•   Founding Member - Outdoor Alliance
•   We work with:
        - U.S. Forest Service
        - Department of the Interior
        - White House Office of Management and Budget
        - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
        - House Natural Resources Committee
        - Clean Water Network
        - Land & Water Conservation Fund Task Force
        - Trust for Public Land
    Recreation
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• Sanction over 1200 events a year

• Promote paddlesports events
  across the nation

• Provide insurance for club events and festivals

• Support the development of new initiatives for
  paddlesports recreation opportunities
    Competition
    ACA Instructor Certification




•   Freestyle Canoeing
•   Canoe Sailing
•   Canoe Poling
•   Open Canoe Slalom
•   Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver
•   Collegiate Canoe & Kayak Championships
What’s New at the ACA?
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- New Website
- National Paddlesports Conference
- SUP Summit

  Additional info can be found online or in the latest SEI
                            Focus
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                    Paperwork & Procedures
   Terminology
   ACA Instructor Certification


• ACA – American Canoe Association
• SEI – Safety Education & Instruction Department
• SEIC – Safety Education & Instruction Council
• IDW – Instructor Development Workshop
• ICE – Instructor Candidate Exam
• ICW – Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW & ICE)
• U – Instructor Update
• END – Instructor Endorsement
• IT – Instructor Trainer
• ITE – Instructor Trainer Educator
  Instructor Certification Requirements
  ACA Instructor Certification


To Become Certified:
  – You must be at least 18 years old
  – Be or become a full member of the ACA
  – Acquire the ACA Instructor’s Manual
  – Successfully complete an IDW & an ICE at the
    appropriate level

Upon Certification:
  – Register with the SEIC ($25)
  Instructor Certification Requirements (con’t.)
  ACA Instructor Certification


• Instructor Candidates must be able to
  demonstrate their proficiency at each level in:
  – Technical knowledge
  – Paddling ability
  – Teaching ability
  – Rescue ability

• Exhibit good judgment & group management

• Exhibit positive interpersonal skills
     Attendance does not mean Certification
     ACA Instructor Certification


• At the conclusion of an ICE, an Instructor Candidate can either:
   – Pass (receive certification at a certain level)
   – Be Continued (must address specific deficiencies prior to receiving
      certification: an appropriate course of action will be developed with the
      facilitating Instructor Trainer)
   – Fail (must retake either the IDW or ICE, or both)

• An Instructor Candidate continued at one level can be awarded
  a lower level of certification if earned. (Aka an Instructor Candidate
  can earn a Level 1 certification in a Level 3 certification course)
    Instructor Maintenance Requirements
    ACA Instructor Certification


Instructor Certification is valid for 4 years provided:
• Maintain annual ACA Membership & SEIC Registration
• Teach & properly report at least two classes with at least one
  being at your highest level of certification
• Successfully complete an Instructor Update
• Instructors should obtain and maintain appropriate first aid,
  CPR and rescue training

Please note: Certifications expire on 12/31 of the fourth full year
      after your initial certification, then every four years thereafter.
   Instructor Updates
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Choose one of the following options every 4 years:
1. Complete a formal Instructor Update course
2. Co-teach and IDW or ICE with an IT or ITE
3. Co-teach a skills course, at your highest level of certification,
   with an IT or ITE
4. Take an IDW or ICE in your discipline at your highest
   certification level
5. Take an Endorsement (must have SEI pre-approval as        on as
   only certain endorsements qualify as an Update)
Paperwork
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• Skills Course Registration Forms
  - Calendar
  - Insurance

• Skills Course Report Forms
  - Skills Course Report Form
  - EZ Skills Course Report Form
  - Insurance
      ($, Original Signed Waivers)
   Additional Topics:
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• ACA Instructor Manual
• SEIC Policy Manual (revised version 9/16/09)
• Instructors can teach the body of knowledge contained within
  the respective course outlines
• Course Types:
            Skills, Assessments, Endorsements, Certifications
• www.americancanoe.org always has the up to date, currently
  approved course outlines
   Additional Topics continued:
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• If possible, report all courses taught, not just the required two
• Participation Cards for students
• Comprehensive Instructor Resources can be found at:
     www.americancanoe.org
• Other: _____
What is my extra $25 SEIC Registration for?
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     What is my extra $25 SEIC Registration for?
     ACA Instructor Certification

•   Office Support
•   National Paddlesports Instruction Program management
•   Grant Projects
•   Curriculum development
•   Outreach at events & conferences nationwide
•   Represent paddlers interests to various organizations and
    regulatory entities
•   Educational Resources
     –   Canoeing – Human Kinetics
     –   Kayaking – Human Kinetics
     –   Paddle Safe, Paddle Smart Curriculum
     –   Paddling 101 (Award Winning)
     –   Know Your Limits
     –   Coastal Kayaking Wall Chart
     –   River Kayaking Wall Chart
     –   Paddlesports Safety DVD’s

•   For more information, view the SEI Annual Report at www.americancanoe.org.
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                               Learning Theory
    Characteristics of an Effective Instructor
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•   Knowledge of Paddlesport
•   Enthusiastic
•   Program Organization
•   Positive Attitude
•   Physical Setting
•   Ability to Model Effective Technique
•   Leadership Ability and Good Judgment
•   Appropriate Equipment
•   Ability to effectively convey knowledge to a range
    of students
     How to Teach a Skill
     ACA Instructor Certification

1.    Sell It
        •     Prepare and Motivate
        •     Create in your students a receptive attitude and a desire to learn a skill
     How to Teach a Skill
     ACA Instructor Certification

1.    Sell It
        •     Prepare and Motivate
        •     Create in your students a receptive attitude and a desire to learn a skill
2.    Show It
        •     Presentation, Demonstration
        •     Arrange in such a way that the students can easily follow
     How to Teach a Skill
     ACA Instructor Certification

1.    Sell It
        •     Prepare and Motivate
        •     Create in your students a receptive attitude and a desire to learn a skill
2.    Show It
        •     Presentation, Demonstration
        •     Arrange in such a way that the students can easily follow
3.    Do It
        •     Application, Practice
        •     Make use of group, partners, and individual methods of class
              organization according to the type of skill, size of class, and types of
              learners
     How to Teach a Skill
     ACA Instructor Certification

1.    Sell It
        •     Prepare and Motivate
        •     Create in your students a receptive attitude and a desire to learn a skill
2.    Show It
        •     Presentation, Demonstration
        •     Arrange in such a way that the students can easily follow
3.    Do It
        •     Application, Practice
        •     Make use of group, partners, and individual methods of class
              organization according to the type of skill, size of class, and types of
              learners
4.    Use It
        •     Follow up, Adaptation
        •     The law of use and disuse states that a skill which is used
              frequently becomes habit
   Teaching Techniques
   ACA Instructor Certification


• Whole part Whole
• Demonstration / Modeling
• Lecture
• Reciprocal
• Role Playing / Scenarios
• Progression
• Guided Discovery
• Teachable Moment
• Others…
    Factors that Affect Learning
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•   Physical Characteristics
•   Age
•   Motivation
•   Fear
•   Environmental Concerns
•   Intellectual Development
•   Personality
•   Communication
•   Others…
  Different Learning Styles
  ACA Instructor Certification




• The Thinker
• The Doer
• The Watcher
• The Feeler
• Combinations
• Others…
  Lesson Plans / Outlines
  ACA Instructor Certification



• Why?
  – They help you prepare and arrive prepared
  – Demonstrates a level of professionalism
  – Keeps you and the course focused on a
    progression of events
  – Allows you to look back to see what worked, what
    did not, and what was actually covered
   Lesson Plans / Outlines
   ACA Instructor Certification


• How?
   – Set out goals for a particular unit, section, or module
          (remember “known to unknown”)
   – Create an Outline
        (Area you plan to use, equipment needs, key topics to cover)
   – Include:
       • Sell the topic
       • Presentation
       • Demonstration
       • Practice
       • Review
  The 6 P’s
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• Prior
• Proper
• Planning
• Prevents
• Poor
• Performance
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                               General Information
                                    continued
Paddle Safe – Paddle Smart (PS2)
ACA Instructor Certification




                                National research-based
                                  educational curriculum
                               designed for any educator to
                                teach the joys and skills of
                               paddling a canoe and kayak
                                         to youth.
Paddlesports Participation – Trends in the Industry
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                               • Paddlesport
                                 participation is at it’s
                                 highest levels in the
                                 history of the sport.

                               • The paddlesport
                                 community needs to
                                 expand it’s entry level
                                 education opportunities
                                 for paddlers.
    ACA National Paddlesports Conference
    September 30 – October 2, 2011   Louisville, KY



• Family Opportunities
• High Quality Educational Sessions
• Instructor Updates
• Reel Paddling Film Festival
• SUP Summit
• Whitewater Courses & Parks Workshop
• Exciting events for paddlers of all experience levels
• Flatwater & Whitewater paddling opportunities literally from the
  hotel parking lot!
• and much more...
Personal Contact Information
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               Information Here:
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                        information
Contact Information
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        American Canoe Association
                            108 Hanover St.
                       Fredericksburg, VA 22401
                             540-907-4460
                           888-229-3792 [fax]
                        sei@americancanoe.org
                       www.americancanoe.org
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