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  1. Water Safety Course • Pam Cornacchione • AET/515 • November 11, 2013 • James Corkins Water Safety Course | Slide 1

  2. Needs Assessment • Problem - there exists a need for a water safety course for employees dealing with water-based rentals and activities. • 2. Explanation - the only course available at the current time is CPR. • Opportunity - water safety needs to be available now with the addition of boating safety at a future date. • 4. GAP – The CPR course only deals with an accident after it occurs. The water safety course works to prevent those accidents from happening. • Solution - offer the water safety course immediately to fill current gaps. Water Safety Course | Slide 2

  3. Goals and Objectives • After completing the course employees can: • Explain the importance of water safety to Baderman Island’s guests. • Demonstrate water safety techniques, such as properly fitting a life jacket. Water Safety Course | Slide 3

  4. Summative Assessment and Learning Outcomes • Once the employee completes the course, • he or she can: • Define water safety. • List water safety guidelines. • Identify the necessity of following water safety guidelines. • Instruct the guest in water safety guidelines. • Outline the steps to follow in dealing with a water-based emergency and how to report it. • (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, n.d.) Water Safety Course | Slide 4

  5. Life Vest & Floatation Device Assessment • Explain the different types of life vests and floatation devices • Explain when each type is used • Demonstrate life vest fitting on children • Demonstrate life vest fitting on adults Water Safety Course | Slide 5

  6. Learner Characteristics • Implications? • A group of heterogeneous employees who are required to complete the course for employment. Majority have limited to no prior knowledge of water safety. Majority of employees are cooperative learners meeting face-to-face and sharing knowledge among peers. Water Safety Course | Slide 6

  7. Employee Make Up • Baderman Island is an EEOC employer. • Employees come from all walks of life and all ages • Employees have various educational backgrounds • Employees must be of legal age to work • Employees must be legal to work in the USA Water Safety Course | Slide 7

  8. Learning Context • The learning context has the employees progressing to an understanding of water safety and the ability to instruct guests in water safety when renting water-related items. • Class size will be limited. • Employees will meet in a face-to-face cooperative learning classroom. • Employees will meet for three hours. Water Safety Course | Slide 8

  9. Classroom Setting • The intended instructional setting is a classroom at the • Melancon Convention Center. Water Safety Course | Slide 9

  10. Delivery Modality • Delivery of this course will be instructor-led with • a synchronous learning environment. Water Safety Course | Slide 10

  11. Instructional Strategies • This instructor-led course begins with the necessity for water safety for protecting Baderman Island’s guests, cover the various aspects of water safety, explain how to instruct Baderman Island’s guests in water safety, and conclude with the steps for dealing with a water-based emergency. • The employees will engage in hands on activities. Water Safety Course | Slide 11

  12. Plan for Implementation • The timeline for Water Safety: • This is a one time course that meets for three hours. • The course will be offered weekly from March until August and monthly during the remainder of the year. • Employees are required to take the course one time. • The course will be in a classroom setting with water safety posters, water safety equipment, and handouts. Water Safety Course | Slide 12

  13. Plan for Implementation • Individuals and materials involved: • Facilitator with an excellent knowledge of water safety and training. • Classroom set up with necessary training aids. • Classroom with a projector. • Supplemental materials. • Employees provide paper and pencil for note taking. Water Safety Course | Slide 13

  14. Instructional Resources • (Boat Owners Association of the United States, 2013) • The basic materials required for the Water Safety Course: • Volunteers. • Water safety videos. • Supplemental materials. • (United States Lifesaving Association, n.d.) Water Safety Course | Slide 14

  15. Formative Assessment • Five formative assessments: • Instructor’s Observation • Employee’s Observation • Employee’s Life vest demonstration • Employee’s Survey • Baderman Island guests’ survey Water Safety Course | Slide 15

  16. Evaluation Strategies • Employees will be evaluated by the instructor • and also complete a self-evaluation. • Step by step evaluation: • Explain water safety • Explain why this is important to Baderman Island’s guests • Demonstrate methods to instruct the guests • Demonstrate proper life jacket fitting • Explain the steps for handling a water-based emergency Water Safety Course | Slide 16

  17. Outcome Review • Employees should be able to evaluate themselves as well the peers around them. • Using a Scale of: • Strongly Agree/Agree/Nuetral/Disagree/Strongly Disagree • Comments: Water Safety Course | Slide 17

  18. Likert Scale Water Safety Course | Slide 18

  19. Recommendations • This is a strong instructor led course. • The future is to expand the water safety course into multiple parts: a general water safety course and a boat safety course. Water Safety Course | Slide 19

  20. References • Apollo Group, Inc. (2012). Baderman Island Virtual Organization. Retrieved from https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/CIST/VOP/Business/BadermanIsland/internet/index.asp • Boat Owners Association of the United States. (2013). PFD Wear Requirements for Children by State. Retrieved from http://www.boatus.com/foundation/ljlp/staterequirements.asp • Likert Scale. (2009). The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology. Retrieved from http://www.credoreference.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com/entry.do?ta=penguinpsyc&uh=likert_scale • NRS. (2013). Tour/Rec Kayaking - Safety. Retrieved from http://www.nrs.com/learn/?group=3&category=10 • U.S. Coast Guard. (2013). Float Planning. Retrieved from http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/float_planning.aspx • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (n.d.). National Water Safety Program. Retrieved from http://watersafety.usace.army.mil/safetytips.htm • United States Lifesaving Association. (n.d.). USLA's Top Ten Beach and Water Safety Tips. Retrieved from http://www.usla.org/?page=SAFETYTIPS Water Safety Course | Slide 20