ASHI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
Full Course Time: Approximately 16 hours – $400.00 / per student
The goal of this program is to provide new ASHI instructors a strong foundation in teaching knowledge and skill and to provide current ASHI instructors or those whose authorization has lapsed with a mechanism for continuing their education. The fundamental objective is to help you develop sufficient confidence and competence to teach, evaluate and certify participants in ASHI training programs.
- Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
- Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
- Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
- Airway management
- Related pharmacology
- Management of ACS and stroke
- Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
Persons with little or no previous teaching experience who desire or require sufficient competency to teach, evaluate, and certify participants in ASHI Training Programs, and/or Instructors whose teaching certification has lapsed, and/or Instructors required by ASHI to complete additional training as a result of a quality assurance action.
Lesson 1: Introduction
- Define, describe, and differentiate the terms education and training.
- Define and describe learning.
- Define and describe the primary function of an Instructor.
Lesson 2: Roles and Responsibilities / Administrative
- Describe the importance of professional development.
- Describe sources for locating relevant educational and research materials.
- Describe the relationship between the Instructor and the student, and any assistant Instructors.
- Describe the role of the course schedule and lesson plan in course management.
- List and describe professional attributes and skill sets of Instructors.
- Identify resources for course materials.
Lesson 3: Legal Issues / Ethics
- Define liability, negligence, malpractice, and standard of instruction.
- Identify areas of legal liability.
- Identify risk management considerations for the student, Instructor, and Training Center.
- Explain the importance of confidentiality.
- Explain legal considerations regarding copyright and intellectual property issues.
- Explain the laws associated with teaching.
- Discuss ethical issues in teaching.
Lesson 4: Learning Environment
- State the importance of a positive learning environment.
- List desirable behaviors for students in the classroom setting.
- Identify unacceptable Instructor candidate behaviors.
- Describe methods to engage students in the learning process through a positive learning environment.
- Describe how a student’s previous learning experience can impact his or her current learning environment.
- Describe common classroom seating arrangements and the application, benefits, and limitations of each.
- List and describe desirable Instructor behaviors in the classroom setting to develop a positive learning environment.
Lesson 5: Learning Styles / Domains of Learning
- Using your own words, define and describe learning style and learning preference.
- List and describe common learning styles found in adult learners.
- Explain how learning styles impact classroom dynamics.
- Given a lesson plan, describe activities that may be used to target a specific learning style.
- Describe how an Instructor’s learning style may affect instruction.
- Using your own words, define cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains of learning.
- List classroom activities for each domain of learning.
- State at least one appropriate evaluation method for each domain of learning.
- Describe methods to increase retention of learned material.
Lesson 6: Goals, Objectives, and Using Lesson Plans
- Using your own words, define and describe goal and objective.
- Describe the role of performance objectives in evaluation.
- Define a lesson plan.
- Define and describe the components of a lesson plan.
- Discuss the methods for determining the depth to which the content will be covered in a prepared lesson plan.
- Discuss how to use a lesson plan to present course content.
- Describe different types of presentations and the benefits and limitations of each.
Lesson 7: Presentation Skills
- Describe four different instructional styles.
- Describe the proper use of Instructor presence in the classroom setting.
- List types of media available for classroom use.
- List criteria for successful classroom presentations.
- List strategies that can be used to augment classroom presentations.
- Describe the appropriate platform skills necessary for classroom presentations.
- Describe advantages and disadvantages of the various audiovisual sources available.
- Describe the purpose and limitations of audiovisual aids.
- Describe the method for reducing audiovisual failure.
Lesson 8: Communication and Feedback
- Describe the process of active listening.
- State the importance of timely feedback.
- Compare and contrast counseling and evaluation.
- Describe several unique types of questioning that could be used to solicit student responses.
- Explain how body language affects one’s verbal communication reception.
- Recognize the need to check for understanding.
- State the benefits of honest communication in the training environment.
- Describe the principles of providing corrective feedback.
- Compare and contrast feedback and evaluation.
- Describe the principles involved in the use of questioning in the classroom.
Lesson 9: Evaluation Techniques
- Define, describe, and differentiate evaluation, formative evaluation, and summative evaluation.
- Distinguishing between formal and informal evaluation.
- Identify various types of evaluations and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Identify and describe specific types of test items and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- List and describe general guidelines for test construction.
- Define and describe reliability.
- Define and describe content validity.
- Identify and describe the term standard as it relates to evaluation.
Lesson 10: Facilitation Techniques
- Using your own words, describe facilitated learning.
- Defend why motivating students is an important factor in an environment that promotes facilitated learning.
- Identify classroom arrangements and formats that promote and enhance facilitating techniques.
- Explain why the standard lecturing method does not provide a facilitated learning experience.
- List methods to enhance the lecture method to make it a more facilitated learning experience.
- Explain the role of group work in a facilitated learning environment.
- List tips or methods to facilitate a discussion in the classroom.
- List tips for facilitating a practical (psychomotor) classroom session.
- Describe methods to maintain classroom control when using a facilitated learning environment.
- Define and describe characteristics of the adult learner.
- Define and describe transference.
Lesson 11: Teaching Psychomotor Skills
- Define psychomotor skills.
- Explain the relationship between cognitive and affective objective to psychomotor objectives.
- Describe methods appropriate for teaching psychomotor skill.
- Describe classroom activities used to teach and practice psychomotor skills.
- List methods to enhance the experience of psychomotor skill practice in the classroom.
- Define, describe, and differentiate between a scenario and simulation.
- Describe the principles in developing and proctoring a scenario or simulation.
- Define task analysis.
- Describe the proper use of assistant Instructors in developing practical skills.
- Demonstrate proper facilitation technique when demonstrating skills.
- Demonstrate the use of corrective feedback during a skill demonstration.
- Create a skill session plan that maximizes student practice time.
Lesson 12: Discipline
- Identify unacceptable classroom behaviors.
- Articulate the cost and consequences of uncontrolled classroom environments.
- Discuss possible causes of behavior problems.
- Describe three strategies for preventing unacceptable behavior.
- Describe how to create a progressive disciple policy.
- Given a behavior problem scenario, describe ab appropriate disciplinary action for the situation.
- Describe the importance of proper documentation regarding disciplinary actions.
Lesson 13: Remediation
- Using your own words, define and describe remediation.
- Describe the steps of the remediation process.
- Describe the critical components to include when assessing a problem requiring remediation.
- List skills critical to Instructor candidate learning success.
- Describe program evaluation and program remediation.
Lesson 14: Cultural Awareness
- Using your own words, define and describe cultural awareness.
- Describe how various ethnic and religious values and traditions may affect a student’s behavior.
- Explain the behaviors an Instructor can model to show awareness of cultural issues in his or her classroom.
- Describe aspects of cultural awareness that are important to instill in students in the classroom setting.
Lesson 15: Overview of ASHI Program
- Identify and describe ASHI program elements (materials, methods).
- Identify and discuss ASHI Standards and Guideliness for Quality Assurance.
Lesson 1: Introduction
- Describe the benefits of the training program.
- Describe the agenda, including breaks.
- Explain the requirements for successful completion.
- Describe facility safety features.
Lesson 2: Orientation to ASHI
- Identify and describe the ASHI Training Center Administration Manual (TCAM).
- Explain ASHI’s “toolbox” approach to safety and health education.
- Describe the various ways to present knowledge to ASHI programs.
- Explain the various ways to present skills to ASHI programs.
Lesson 3: Orientation to ASHI’s Programs
- Discuss ASHI program standards and objectives.
- Describe general elements of the ASHI program.
- Identify specific elements of the ASHI program.
Lesson 4: Orientation to Training Equipment
- Identify and describe traditional audiovisual equipment.
- Identify and describe digital audiovisual technologies.
- Describe and discuss First Aid / BLS / CPR / AED training equipment.
Lesson 5: Practice as an Instructor Knowledge
- Instructor candidates present a 5 to 10 minute preassigned topic using the lecture / discussion method with or without the VHS / DVD and / or PowerPoint.
Lesson 6: Practice as an Instructor Skill
- Instructor candidates present a 5 to 10 minute preassigned skill using one of the following instructional strategies:
- Whole-Part-Whole method.
- Peer-Training method.
- Practice-While-Watching method.
- Performance Evaluation.
Lesson 7: Presentation Skills
- Questions and answers.
- Complete Instructor Application Form.
- Complete Instructor Trainer Evaluation Form.