Great coaching leadership and nice story.
Great coaching leadership and nice story.
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We need to be safe in and around the water.
This 37-page handbooks is something that all athletes, guardians, coaches and medical professionals need to be aware of in terms of the anti-doping efforts and clean sports. Worthy of a read and download.
Wonderful ebook for parents to help guard against bad behaviors that can occur among sports and community teams with some evil acts that are harmful to kids.
The link to the resources in a number of different formats.
Digital badges are not “official” in that the digital badges are NOT the same as diplomas nor certificates.
In short, issuing certificates required governmental approval from the state where the program resides, such as Pennsylvania or Colorado.
For example, it is The Colorado Department of Higher Education that has been granted the authority in a system with its board for granting any official certificate awards including the program approvals. Most secondary and post-secondary programs have an approval process which asks what industry certifications can be conferred in the program.
Digital badges are not included as industry certifications.
Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education collects data on industry certifications, but not on badges awarded. This is because the badging framework and governance of digital badges has been established to document employment skill sets, and not for educational transfer credit as is documented with courses, certificates and degrees. Rather, digital badges have a workforce relevance enhancement to traditional, educational offerings and are more of a motivational tool to help establish a pathway to the more formal certifications and educational transcripts and eventual diplomas.
At present, there are no policies with any educational system that allows for the evaluation of digital badges for college credit nor for high-school credit. Requests for evaluation of prior learning for college credit and school-based credit is possible as a future discussion point. Perhaps in the future, some educational system, especially in a rapidly changing enviroment, would desire this capacity so that student profiles of digital badges from multiple sources could be documented and verified to represent merit within the system.
The process for reviewing and approving new digital badges is taken seriously. This work is done by the CLOH.org Digital Badge Taskforce. To apply as a member on the panel, leave a message in the comments below.
An idea for a new badge can be proposed by members of the CLOH.org Digital Badge Taskforce.
The process for bestowing digital badges within the CLOH.org framework happens to those who apply and pass a training course.
A course from Everfi is available elsewhere, Prescription Drug Safety.
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention is an innovative digital course that arms high school students with the knowledge and tools to make healthy, informed decisions when it comes to prescription medications. Through interactive scenarios and self-guided activities, students learn the facts about drugs, how to properly use and dispose of them, and how to step step in when faced with a situation involving misuse.
Much more than a resume.
Mark Rauterkus was an invited speaker to the Kittanning Rotary Club on February 28, 2018. These resources assist with interactions with members and other Rotary groups in the future.
Coach Mark Rauterkus joins us from Pittsburgh’s historic South Side. Mark has been a swim coach since 1976 when he started a swim team as a high-school-aged lifeguard.
He has coached nine (9) years at the college level. Mark has worked for more than 52 athletic directors and 34 principals. In his career, more than 10,000 kids have called him “Coach Mark.”
His swimmers have set state records in: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Massachusetts.
Mark’s newest role: executive director of SKWIM USA, a nonprofit to grow the aquatic game of SKWIM.
Mark’s passion as an advocate in the city is expressed at C–L–O–H dot org. Creating Literate Olympians Here.
Feel free to team up with a youngster for meaningful online adventures.
I’ll speak about my personal history as a coach in swimming and water polo in the city — and throughout my career. But, it isn’t much about me, however. The focus is on how we can leverage sports, fitness, wellness and efforts in our communities around the realm of playing well with others. Some of the basic understandings of the purpose and meaning of sports need to be put into better focus.
Sports are games of time, space and relationships. That’s from a book I helped publish years ago, Sport, Spirit & Soul.
With a philosophy and a few concept maps, we can make improvements and reform — as many elements in sports are in trouble and messed up.
So, I’ll talk quickly about some problems and how they can be fixed. And, how the wisdom of the group of those in attendance can make an impact with the community, teams, coaches, and participants — as well as with their own families — in terms of sports.
Likewise, I’ll leave with a few challenges and tools for others to do, online, for free, for fun, if interested. Q&A of course.
My message is a help us think again about sports and recreation from school age kids to seniors, spectators to league managers.
I love to present off of my iPad. Photos help to put more sizzle into the story. I have the various types of adapters, VGA, HDMI, and Apple’s Lightening.
As a way to be more interactive, especially among friends and with a smaller group, we can share our own remarks and move through the talk, guided by the questions on this quiz. Door prize expected for top answer giver, but I’m biased as to what answers I’m seeking. Most questions have no right or wrong answers, much like life.pop-quiz-for-Rotary-Club
Tip: Feel free to share with your friends. Please print a copy of the form and bring it to the pool for the lifeguard to sign.
Details about the Lifeguard Courses as part of CLOH.org are published at a different site, http://Guard.CLOH.org. Courses are starting in the spring of 2018. You must sign up. Course details might change based upon the number of those who enroll.