Course detail: INSTDEV - Instructor Development School

The Instructor Development School is designed to enhance the teaching skills of law enforcement instructors. The course material is intended for those law enforcement officers actively engaged in teaching law enforcement officers. Academy instructors who have not previously attended an instructor development course are encouraged to attend. This 40-hour course includes attendees making in-class presentations (a 3-minute presentation on the first day, and an 18-20 minute presentation on the last day). Some pre-class and out-of-class work is required.

Course topics include how to:

  • Develop Curriculum
  • Develop Learning Objectives
  • Develop Lesson Plans
  • Understand Legal Issues in Law Enforcement Training
  • Principles of Adult Learning
  • Instructional Methodologies
  • Presentation Skills
  • Learner Centered Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Classroom Management

Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop computer for use in class. All course materials will be provided. This course will be repeated. Preference for enrollment in this class will be given to those officers selected for Firearms Instructor Certification School.

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