Friday November 15th
Classroom Assessment Techniques in EMS

In addition to understanding how well your students understand course content, this sessions results give you the opportunity to change your teaching in order to better meet your learning goals. We will discuss the National Training Laboratories Instructional Pyramid and its foundation in empirical study and we will discuss the use of “Facilitated Drawing” to explain complex concepts such as cardiac electrical conduction. You will have a better understanding of the importance of classroom assessment techniques.

Saturday November 16th
Powerpoint Best Practices, Ethics in EMS and Personal Mission Statement

In the class PowerPoint Best Practices, we will discuss and define the term “Death by Powerpoint”. We will discuss how PPT is meant to supplement, support and augment the teacher, not overshadow them. We will discuss how the presentation should be kept consistent and at the same time simple. During the presentation, we will explain how bullet points should be kept at a minimum or eliminated altogether. We will discuss the 1-6-6 and 10-10-30 guidelines. By the end of the class, the educators will have a new insight on just what PPT is and how it should be used.

Douglas began his career in public safety as a paid-on-call firefighter with the Havana City Fire Department in Illinois. He attended EMT-Basic training in 1992 at Spoon River College where he is now an adjunct professor of prehospital medicine. He has had his paramedic license since 1994 and has been a Lead Instructor since 1999. During his career with the fire service, Douglas was an instructor with the Illinois Fire Service Institute specializing in rescue disciplines.


He retired from the fire service as a captain after serving for 20 years. While with the fire department, Douglas also worked full-time for Mason County EMS, an ALS ambulance service in downstate Illinois, as the EMS educator. Douglas received his Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Management from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, and his Master’s in Public Safety Administration through Lewis University. Douglas is currently working on his Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a focus on online education.

26422 Oakridge Dr

Wind Lake, WI 53185

Tel: 414-431-8193

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