We’ve wrapped our NSR ITLS Provider Course, and it’s all over even the paperwork. ITLS is a great organization to work with, and they try hard to make the administration pretty seamless.
I sent it off yesterday morning, got a reply yesterday afternoon, and someone at Int’l is hard at work in the CMS getting our cards ready for printing a distribution to our friends at North Shore Rescue.
There’s the course roster, which we try hard to get done before hand. The practical evaluation results, the student info forms, and the written “celebration of learning” answer forms all get scanned, and all the data goes into ITLS Course Management System. We also keep copies of every course feedback form in our database; it’s nice to make sure we’re not making the same mistake three or four times!
The number one comment that we get is some variation on “I wish I’d gotten the textbook sooner!” and this has been consistent throughout the 15 years I’ve been teaching ITLS. There’s a huge amount of info crammed into a 2-day provider course, and the more thoroughly you do a pre-read, the better your experience in the course will be!