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Instructional Approach Standard (IAS)

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IAS National Validation Program Events

The NOWS Program Instructional Approach Standard (IAS) National Validation Program took place from March to May, 2017.  The purpose of the program was to collect data on the use of the IAS under development.  In all, the program involved field testing the IAS at seven different venues involving 18 subject matter experts observing seven different approaches to On-Water instruction. We want to thank all the venues that allowed us to visit, talk and observe their On-Water Instructional programs in action.  We invite you to take a look at the people and venues involved in the IAS field-testing program.

Key Largo, FL (March 2017)

NOWS' first set of Instructional Approach Standard National Validation Program events took place in Key Largo, Florida at Sunshine Coast Adventures and Paddle the Florida Keys. Thank you to them for their involvement in the validation program, and to MiraMar Adventures for hosting us during the week.

 
Visitors during the tour
Visitors during the tour

IAS Venue #1: Paddle the Florida Keys (ALPHA)

Registering for a kayak Tour
Registering for a kayak Tour

IAS Venue #1: Paddle the Florida Keys (ALPHA)

Demonstrating proper strokes underway
Demonstrating proper strokes underway

IAS Venue #1: Paddle the Florida Keys (ALPHA)

Visitors during the tour
Visitors during the tour

IAS Venue #1: Paddle the Florida Keys (ALPHA)

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Tacking the boat
Tacking the boat

IAS Venue #2: Sunshine Coast Adventures (BETA)

Observing rigging the sailboat
Observing rigging the sailboat

IAS Venue #2: Sunshine Coast Adventures (BETA)

Beta Test interview at Sunshine Coast Adventures
Beta Test interview at Sunshine Coast Adventures

IAS Venue #2: Sunshine Coast Adventures (BETA)

Tacking the boat
Tacking the boat

IAS Venue #2: Sunshine Coast Adventures (BETA)

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Miami, FL (April 2017)

The second set of validation program events took place in Miami, FL. Special thanks to Shake-A-Leg Miami for being a data collection site and for hosting our team at their facilities during the week, as well as to Spirit of America for making the arrangements. Additional thanks to two other data collection venues, Virginia Key Outdoor Center and Team Paradise Sailing for their involvement in the validation program.

 
Rescue MOB
Rescue MOB

IAS Venue #3: Shake-A-Leg / Spirit of America

Shake A Leg Team Photo
Shake A Leg Team Photo

IAS Venue #3: Shake-A-Leg / Spirit of America

Team Data Analysis session Shake a leg Event
Team Data Analysis session Shake a leg Event

IAS Venue #3: Shake-A-Leg / Spirit of America

Rescue MOB
Rescue MOB

IAS Venue #3: Shake-A-Leg / Spirit of America

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Instruction
Instruction

IAS Venue #4: Virginia Key Outdoor Center

Interview at Virginia Key Outdoor Center
Interview at Virginia Key Outdoor Center

IAS Venue #4: Virginia Key Outdoor Center

Learning the strokes
Learning the strokes

IAS Venue #4: Virginia Key Outdoor Center

Instruction
Instruction

IAS Venue #4: Virginia Key Outdoor Center

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Data Collectors at work
Data Collectors at work

IAS Venue #5: Team Paradise Sailing

Team Paradise Sailing
Team Paradise Sailing

IAS Venue #5: Team Paradise Sailing

Preparing to launch
Preparing to launch

IAS Venue #5: Team Paradise Sailing

Data Collectors at work
Data Collectors at work

IAS Venue #5: Team Paradise Sailing

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Washington, DC (May 2017)

The third and final set of validation program events took place in Washington DC. Special thanks to METCOR/LSI for hosting our team during the weekend.  Thanks to Boating in DC and to DC SAIL for serving as our final two data collection venues.

 
IAS DC Data Collectors during training
IAS DC Data Collectors during training

IAS Washington, DC: Training Day

Emily and Mark during training IAS training session
Emily and Mark during training IAS training session

IAS Washington, DC: Training Day

Portia gives us a tour
Portia gives us a tour

IAS Venue #6: Boating in DC

IAS DC Data Collectors during training
IAS DC Data Collectors during training

IAS Washington, DC: Training Day

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Preparing to Tack
Preparing to Tack

IAS Venue #7: DC SAIL

Team members prepare for observations at DC Sail
Team members prepare for observations at DC Sail

IAS Venue #7: DC SAIL

Team brainstorming potential changes to IAS
Team brainstorming potential changes to IAS

IAS Venue #7: DC SAIL

Preparing to Tack
Preparing to Tack

IAS Venue #7: DC SAIL

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