(10 day school)

This 10 day (80 hour) course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. The training is designed to provide the law enforcement officer with the knowledge, skills and abilities to present training activities within a police training program. The course is designed to develop an understanding of the officer’s responsibility in his/her role as a police instructor. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction using a prepared Commission basic training lesson plan. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. There will be evening work to prepare for class projects. Students are encouraged to bring word processing equipment with which they are familiar. Upon successful completion of the course, one of the requirements for certification as a unit instructor in Commission approved programs will have been met. Due to the amount of practical instruction and time constraints, space is limited so enroll early.

Topics will include:

-Theories of adult education
-Teaching techniques
-Lesson plan development
-Student learning objectives
-Platform teaching skills
-Facilitative learning
-Evaluation and measurement
-Working with problem learners
-Training aid usage
-15 minute, 30 minute and 45 minute presentations