PADDLE CANADA KAYAKING INSTRUCTOR COURSE

2-Day: June 16-17; 4-Day: June 16-19 [2015]

AIM: To cover the skills and knowledge required to run the Paddle Canada Introduction to Sea Kayaking
and Sea Kayaking Level I courses
.
 


GENERAL COMPONENTS

A. Overview: The Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking program
B. Pre-course Organization
  -Lesson plans, Student/Instructor preparation, Course location, etc.
C. Course Content & Delivery (including teaching methodologies)
  -Skill components
Launch & Landing
Basic paddling strokes
Rescues (including towing)
 
  -Theory Components
Paddling preparation (e.g., warm-up, stretching, etc.)
Equipment
Journeying & seamanship
First aid (Hypothermia)
Kayaking resources
 
  -Student Assessment
Candidate preparation
Oral testing (ongoing)
Practical evaluation (ongoing)
 
D. Instructor Evaluation
  - Observation of kayaking skills
- Written testing
- Oral testing
- Presentations
- Teaching demonstrations
- General attitude

 
E. Potential Certification
  - Paddle Canada SK Level I (skill)
- Paddle Canada Introductory SK Instructor, SK Instructor I