New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Fire Service Instructor Level I (INS 210)
Version 1 and 2: 35 hours (2 weeks). Version 3: 40 hours (1 week).
Version 1: December 2006 - December 2011. Version 2: January 2012 - May 2015. Version 3: June 2015 - Present.
Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss performance objectives, records management, evaluation instruments, training aids, and classroom management and use these effectively in preparing and delivering instruction; prepare in writing a detailed lesson plan; and give an oral presentations before a group, utilizing the prepared lesson plan and the techniques emphasized in the course. Version 3: Students will be able to: effectively communicate with adult learners; understand performance objectives; perform records management; discuss the principles of adult learning; write effective lesson plans; effectively utilize instructional media and training aids; manage course delivery; and utilize tests and evaluations to accurately assess student progress.
Version 1, 2 and 3: Course participants prepare a detailed written lesson plan according to the methods presented in the lecture. They also prepare several oral presentations, ranging from ten-minute and twenty-minute presentations on general topics, using the written lesson plan they prepared as the guide to the presentation. Presentations are graded on content, class presence, and the use of appropriate techniques and training aids. Major topics include: communication with adult learners; principles of instruction; presenting oral instruction; writing performance objectives; preparing lesson plans; adult learning theories; evaluative instruments; designing effective training aids; classroom management and the use of various instructional strategies.
Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Educational Methods (11/07) (7/10 revalidation). Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Educational Methods (Fire Service Instructor) (6/15 revalidation). NOTE: This course and First Line Supervisor's Training (MNG 201) overlap in content. Care should be taken to avoid awarding duplicate credit.