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Public Education Procedures


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  • 1. PUBLIC EDUATION (PE)References: a. Auxiliary Manual COMDINST M16790.1_(SERIES)A. Courses for instruction are approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) 1. Current Auxiliary Public Education (PE) courses are listed on our district web site or a list may be obtained from the DSO-PE. The format for a course is either multi- lesson or seminar. 2. Youth education is a strong component of the PE program, and can be delivered in a variety of formats for young children through high school age 3. Notify the DSO-PE when other courses or course modifications are to be offered (See B. Notice of Intend to Teach Public Education Course) 4. Future course and PE program information are available at the PE Session during D- TRAIN, and within Instructor Workshops (See E. Instructors)B. Notice of Intend to Teach Public Education Course, Form 7023 is to be submitted to the DSO-PE, upon planning a PE course 1. Form 7023 may be submitted electronically on the district web site or use the paper form for mailing to the DSO-PE 2. Planned Auxiliary PE courses will be listed on the district web site thereby the public can make selections and contacts for enrollment 3. Course offerings can be amended by submitting a replacement Form 7023C. Classroom may be any government, public, or private facility suitable for holding classes. Reserving such facilities is the responsibility of the sponsoring Flotilla or Division: However, they may NOT sign any liability form. The FSO-PE forwards all facility use licensing agreements to the DSO-LP. No class will be conducted in a facility where the issue of liability has not been satisfactorily resolved. Only after approval by the DSO-LP can the contract by signed by the District Commodore, Division Captain, or Flotilla Commander.D. Costs and Materials 1. Student and Instructor Course materials may be purchased by the FSO-MA, ordering through the district store and/or Coast Guard Auxiliary Association
  • 2. 2. Flotillas determine the cost of the course for the students. The fee may reflect materials, meeting place, equipment, and miscellaneous expenses. Also, a flotilla may wish to consider the comparative fees for private boating courses.E. Instructors 1. A qualified instructor needs to be present during all classes. Team teaching creates greater interest and variety for the students, while providing cooperative mentoring for the instructors. Guest speakers help provide expertise with the presence of an instructor. 2. PE instructors keep informed by being familiar with current courses, resources, best practices and future programs by participating in annual Instructor Workshops available on CD, the National website, or during a traditional presentation. 3. Instructors are encouraged to participate in the Instructor Development Course (IDC) that provides the latest in adult learning techniques. IDC replaces the Instructor Course and provides all instructors, new and experienced, with opportunities to enhance their skills.F. Resources for Instruction 1. A valuable resource for all PE information is the National E Department web site at linking to the eLib Resource Center. There are down loadable material including Power Point presentations for all courses. 2. Instructors are encouraged to create their own teaching aids to enhance course presentations. Modifying Power Point presentations to support the instructor’s discussion style, places greater focus on content. Intergrading information of local waterways is essential for all courses offered, especially markers and hazards. 3. For distributing modified and individually created instructional materials, follow the policy in Appendix B of the Auxiliary ManualG. Record Keeping 1. Flotillas shall maintain a record of certificates issued and student information, in a permanent file or database. AUXPLUS-E may be maintained on personal computers with an option to send records to a national database for future reference. 2. Mission Activity Report, Form 7030, is to be completed by the lead instructor, recording all instructors and trainees assisting, including information required in the End of Course fields.