Story last updated at 11/27/2013 - 2:11 pm
The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer its popular Cold Water Safety and Survival training for educators, online starting Jan. 22, 2014. It is offered through the University of Alaska Southeast - Sitka campus. Two 593 continuing education credits may be awarded upon completion.
This is the third year that AMSEA will offer Cold Water Safety and Survival online. According to course instructor and UAS-Sitka Professional Training Coordinator, Marian Allen, this year's offering has revisions that will make the course more user friendly for the student, and "Students work on their own time within the course deadlines," Allen said. "The advanced material presentation technology provides interaction with the computer in some fun activities as well as interaction with fellow students and the instructor in forums. It also teaches the content youth educators need to teach children and young adults to play and work safely around cold water using the curriculum. Students walk away from the course with a lesson plan ready to use and templates for age appropriate lessons."
Instructors certified through the course may checkout gear from AMSEA's extensive gear inventory for use as teaching aids.
AMSEA's activity based K-12 curriculum covers cold-water safety & survival, hypothermia, personal flotation devices, ice safety & rescue, and risk assessment. The course costs $320 for tuition and books. Interested educators should register with AMSEA by calling (907) 747-3287.