Starfish Swimming® Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC)

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What is the Starfish Swimming Instructor Trainer Development Course? (ITDC)

The Starfish Swimming Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) is designed to prepare Starfish Swimming Instructor Trainers to provide a quality education program for swim instructors, using experiential activities based upon adult learning principles, with an emphasis on understanding and utilizing effective facilitation skills.  The Instructor Trainer Development process includes a self study course and an in-person course conducted by a SAI Master Trainer.  Instructor Trainer candidates will review the methods used to provide the initial swim instructor training and on-going instructor development.  The Starfish Swimming curriculum will be reviewed at all stages, with an emphasis on the program's benchmarks and how experiential learning activities provide an effective learning environment.

 The Starfish Swimming Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) is designed to train new Starfish Swimming Instructor Trainer candidates, cross-over existing swim instructor trainers from another agency, reauthorize Starfish Swimming Instructor Trainers, and upgrade Instructor Trainer status.

 What are the prerequisites to attend a Starfish Swimming ITDC?

 All Starfish Swim Instructor Trainer candidates must have prior experience as a swim instructor.  The first step is to complete the registration form located in the schedule of events.  The registration fee for the ITDC includes a self study course, the Starfish Swimming Instructor Trainer Guide (sent as a .pdf via email) and the Starfish Swim Instructor Workbook, which will be shipped to your Training Center. After you complete the registration process, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the self study course.  You must successfully complete the self study portion of the training prior to attending the in-person course.

 At the in-person course, you must demonstrate that you have swimming skills adequate for your personal safety during the class and the ability to teach all stages of the Starfish Swimming curriculum.

 What is the agenda for the ITDC?

The ITDC is based upon the core skills of the Starfish Swimming Instructor curriculum that include Be Safe, Have Fun, Be Prepared, Be Patient, and Communicate Effectively.  The curriculum is designed to be customized to meet the needs of the audience.  The following agenda may be modified during the course to facilitate meeting the learning objectives.

Elements of Effective Teaching review

Experiential activities review

Starfish Swimming curriculum review

Competency Assessment Performance scenarios

Skill component analysis and key teaching points

Starfish Swimming Program Administration

Instructor Trainer Teach-back assignments and evaluation

Written exam and knowledge assessment

 What do you need to bring?

Starfish Swimming Instructor Trainer Guide

Starfish Swim Instructor Workbook

swimsuit

warm clothes

sandals or shoes appropriate for a pool setting

goggles (if desired)

swim fins (if you own or have access to a pair, you may find these beneficial during the stroke school portion of the course)

towel

pen and paper

PADI Swim School Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC)

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What is the PADI Swim School Business Workshop?

 The PADI Swim School Business Workshop is designed to prepare PADI Swim School business owners and Program Directors with the tools they will need to operate a safe, effective, and profitable swim lesson program at their PADI Dive Center or Resort.

 What is the PADI Swim School ITDC?

 The PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) is designed to prepare PADI Swim Instructor Trainers to provide a quality education program for swim instructors, using experiential activities based upon adult learning principles, with an emphasis on understanding and utilizing effective facilitation skills.  The Instructor Trainer Development process includes a self study course and an in-person course conducted by SAI Faculty.  Instructor Trainer candidates will review the methods used to provide the initial swim instructor training and on-going instructor development.  The PADI Swim School curriculum will be reviewed at all stages, with an emphasis on the program's benchmarks and how experiential learning activities provide an effective learning environment.

 The PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Development Course (ITDC) is designed to train new PADI Swim Instructor Trainer candidates, cross-over existing swim instructor trainers from another agency, reauthorize PADI Swim Instructor Trainers, and upgrade Instructor Trainer status.

  What are the prerequisites to attend a PADI Swim School ITDC?

 The first step is to complete the registration form located in the schedule of events.  The registration fee for the ITDC includes a self study course, the PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Guide (sent as a .pdf via email) and the PADI Swim Instructor Workbook, which will be shipped to your Training Center. After you complete the registration process, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the self study course.  You must successfully complete the self study portion of the training prior to attending the in-person course.

 At the in-person course, you must demonstrate that you have swimming skills adequate for your personal safety during the class and the ability to teach all stages of the PADI Swim School curriculum.

 What is the agenda for the ITDC?

The ITDC is based upon the core skills of the PADI Swim Instructor curriculum that includes Be Safe, Have Fun, Be Prepared, Be Patient, and Communicate Effectively.  The curriculum is designed to be customized to meet the needs of the audience.  The following agenda may be modified during the course to facilitate meeting the learning objectives.

Elements of Effective Teaching review

Experiential activities review

PADI Swim School curriculum review

Competency Assessment Performance scenarios

Skill component analysis and key teaching points

PADI Swim School Program Administration

Instructor Trainer Teach-back assignments and evaluation

Written exam and knowledge assessment

 What do you need to bring?

PADI Swim Instructor Trainer Guide

PADI Swim Instructor Workbook

swimsuit

warm clothes

sandals or shoes appropriate for a pool setting

goggles (if desired)

swim fins (if you own or have access to a pair, you may find these beneficial during the stroke school portion of the course)

towel

pen and paper

StarGuard® Instructor Development Course (IDC)

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What is the StarGuard IDC?

 The StarGuard Instructor Development Course (IDC) is designed to prepare StarGuard Instructors to provide a quality education program for lifeguards, using experiential activities based upon adult learning principles, and an emphasis on understanding and utilizing effective facilitation skills.  The Instructor Development process includes an online self-study course and a face-to-face course conducted by SAI Faculty.  Instructor candidates will review proper rescue techniques that can be used in a variety of aquatic settings and the most effective ways to educate new and experienced aquatic rescue personnel.

 The StarGuard Instructor Development Course (IDC) is designed to train new StarGuard Instructor candidates, cross-over existing lifeguard instructors from another agency, reauthorize StarGuard Instructors, and upgrade Instructor status.

 What are the prerequisites to attend a StarGuard IDC?

 The first step is to complete the registration form located in the schedule of events.  The registration fee for the IDC includes the online self-study course.  The StarGuard Instructor Guide, StarGuard Lifeguard Student textbook, and Training Center Administrative Manual (T-CAM) are available in a digital format through the online self-study course.  After you complete the registration process, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the online self-study course from SAIeLearning.  You must successfully complete the online portion of the training prior to attending the face-to-face course.  Please print and bring the completion transcript with you to the face-to-face course.

 At the face-to-face course, you must demonstrate that you have swimming skills adequate for your personal safety during the class and to perform physical rescue skills. The  minimum screening includes:

swim (as fast as you can) 50 yards/meters with a rescue tube, head up, to sight a victim

swim (as fast as you can) 50 yards/meters without a rescue tube, head up, to sight a victim

tread water for one minute without use of the hands

retrieve a weighted object (10-lb brick or manikin) from the bottom and return it to the side/shore

 What is the agenda for the IDC?

The IDC is based upon the core skills of the StarGuard curriculum that include Prevention, Surveillance, Response and Rescue, Emergency Care, and Workplace Expectations.  The curriculum is designed to be customized to meet the needs of the audience.  The following agenda may be modified during the course to facilitate meeting the learning objectives.

Water rescue skill review

Experiential activities review

Complete Emergency Care review

Competency Assessment Performance scenarios

Skill component analysis and key teaching points

StarGuard Program Administration

Instructor Teach-back assignments and evaluation

Written exam and knowledge assessment

 What do you need to bring?

StarGuard Instructor Guide (print from the online self-study course)

swimsuit

warm clothes

sandals or shoes appropriate for a pool setting

goggles (if desired)

towel

pen and paper

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