Application - Advanced Communications AP Endorsement Summit

Adaptive Expeditions, American Canoe Association (ACA), and Disabled Sports USA invite you to apply to participate in a Curriculum Development Summit to help develop a new ACA Advanced Communications Instructor Endorsement (AC- Endorsement).

The goal of this Curriculum Development Summit shall be to codify the most effective strategies for teaching and learning, risk assessment and management, and effective facilitation of on-water group dynamics for paddlesports programs that include individuals who have vision impairment or blindness, hearing impairment or deafness, as well as speech, language, and/or perceptual impacts from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and / or other Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), such as stroke, brain tumor, etc.

The resulting product will be a new National Governing Body instructor credentialing which will benefit Veterans and all other people with these disability types. 

All parts of this 3-day 4-night Summit will be held at the beachfront Barrier Island Educational Center at Camp St. Christopher, Seabrook Island, South Carolina.  Travel expenses, single occupancy lodging, per diem, and all meals will be covered for 10-11 Summit participants.  Participants will be expected to arrive in time for dinner on Sunday, May 6, and we will work through 7:30pm on the evening of Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  Lodging will be provided on May 9 for those wishing to depart on May 10. 

Each of the three days will include 9 to 10–hours of session-time, split equally between conference room based theory development and on-water trial and error theory testing.  Selected participants will be required to produce 8-10 hours of work (research and information synthesis) prior to the summit. 

To create incentive for participants in the Curriculum Development Summit to reconvene and present results, summit participants will receive free registration for the October 2018 ACA Adaptive Paddling Summit (location TBD).

Priority will be given to curriculum content leaders within sports governed by USA Association of Blind Athletes and the USA Deaf Sports Federation as well as specialists in Traumatic Brain Injury with demonstrated knowledge and experience teaching sport and outdoor recreation.

To apply, please submit answers to the questions below before January 1, 2018:


 

Your Name:

Your e-mail:

Your Phone Number:

Please list any relevant ACA Certifications:

Please list any professional certifications you hold that were issued by other National Governing Bodies (NGBs) or outdoor recreation professional organizations:

Do you have significant experience teaching sport or outdoor recreation to Veterans or any other individuals who are blind or have vision impairment?

Do you have significant experience teaching sport or outdoor recreation to Veterans or any other individuals who are deaf or have auditory impairment?

Do you have significant experience teaching sport or outdoor recreation to Veterans or other individuals who have speech, language, and / or perceptual impacts resulting from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or any other Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). 

Are you able and willing to travel to Seabrook Island, SC for a 3-day 4-night Summit, May 6-9 2018?

Are you able and willing to commit 8-10 hours of research and information synthesis prior to February 1, 2018?

Please upload your resume.

PDF file types only.
Choose File
No file chosen

Please provide a link to your LinkedIn Profile as an alternative to uploading a resume:

Please upload a maximum 3-page description of your experience teaching or coaching sport and / or outdoor recreation to individuals who have vision impairment or blindness, hearing impairment or deafness, as well as speech, language, and/or perceptual impacts from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and / or any other Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

PDF file types only.
Choose File
No file chosen

Please upload preexisting instructor resources or coach’s guides (from any sport or activity) that you think would be relevant to this project.

DOCX, DOC, JPEG, GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG file types only.
Choose File
No file chosen

Please upload preexisting instructor resources or coach’s guides (from any sport or activity) that you think would be relevant to this project.

DOCX, DOC, JPG, GIF, JPEG, PDF, PNG file types only.
Choose File
No file chosen

Please upload preexisting instructor resources or coach’s guides (from any sport or activity) that you think would be relevant to this project.

DOCX, DOC, JPEG, GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG file types only.
Choose File
No file chosen
Additional preexisting instructor resources or coach’s guides that you think would be relevant to this project can be emailed to Joe Moore:  Joe@AdaptiveExpeditions.org
This program was funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

T