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Professional Development For Whitewater Rafting Educators

River Educator Workshop

Develop Teaching Skills and Share Knowledge With Peers in Our

River Educator Workshop

  • Dates: April 19-20, 2023
  • Length: 2 days
  • Location: Hood River, Oregon
  • Course Price: $145

This is a workshop we’ve been offering our instructors for a few years that we want to make available to other river educators. In this course we’ll have a focus on teaching whitewater using Kolb’s Cycle of Experiential Learning.

What to Expect

Participants will be expected to give two presentations and will receive feedback from their peers. Here is a general outline about what to expect.

  • You’ll receive our curriculum and content for lessons plans after you register
  • Two topics will be assigned to you
  • We’ll begin the workshop with a discussion about experiential learning
  • Each participant will deliver lessons based on their lesson plan
  • Peers will anonymous feedback on each lesson
Giving a Presentation and Receiving Feedback is a Key Component of this Workshop
Giving a Presentation and Receiving Feedback is a Key Component of this Workshop

Why Participate in This Workshop?

The main reason to participate is to practice you teaching skills and receive feedback from other educators. Other benefits are:

  • Network with other river educators
  • Observe other teachers to pick up tips and tricks for teaching
  • Participate in discussions about current best practices
  • Visit Hood River, Oregon and paddle before and/or after

Trip Highlights

  • Meet Other River Educators
  • Share Curriculum
  • Develop Teaching Abilities
  • Discuss Latest Best Practices
  • Get Feedback On Your Teaching Style

Quick Facts

  • Hood River is a Paddling Hub
  • Both Nearby Camping and Hotel Options For Lodging

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