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Level 3-4: Coastal Kayaking Instructor Development Workshop & Instructor Update
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Level 3-4: Coastal Kayaking Instructor Development Workshop & Instructor Update

5/28/2012 to 5/31/2012
When: 5/28/2012
Where: Boothbay Region
United States
Contact: Todd Johnstone-Wright

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ACA Level 3/4 Coastal Kayak Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) and Instructor Update
Boothbay Region, Maine
May 28-31, 2012
Course Fee: $450.00

Course Overview:
The L3/4 IDW is a student-centered learning experience focusing on the skills, knowledge and understandings required of a coastal/open water instructor. This course takes a principled based approach to coaching paddlesports skills and knowledge in context, with a focus on differentiated instruction and developing student centered, performance based coaching sessions. Pre-requisites, while the ACA does not require any formal pre-requisites, candidates should be at the ACA Level 3 or Level 4 Coastal Kayaking Skills Assessment standard or British Canoe Union 3 Star or 4 Star Leader (new scheme) standard, respectively. In addition, candidates are required to be current ACA members at the time of the course. At the end of the course students will leave with a written action plan in addition, to peer and instructor feedback. Space is limited to 8 candidates, for additional information please contact

Todd A Johnstone-Wright
Director of Wilderness Programs, Saint Michael's College
ACA Coastal L5 IT/L4 ITE, Whitewater L4, Surf Kayak L4
BCU Level 5 Coach Trainee
SOLO Wilderness Medicine, Instructor Educator/W-EMT-B NR

Carl Ladd
Owner/Program Director Osprey Sea and Surf Kayak Adventures, Westport MA
ACA Coastal L4 IT, Surf Kayak L4 IT

Todd A Johnstone-Wright

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