For more information on the Region OEC Program please contact:
Mike "Mac" McDonald 716-998-7309 (c)
Region OEC Advisor: Michael "Mac" McDonald
Training Officers: MaryLyn Lulas - Buffalo Ski Club
George Pfister - Cockaigne
Greg Gasse - Denton Hill
Al Hohl & Franny Calkins - Kissing Bridge
Jack Swartz - Holiday Valley
Bill Westner - HoliMont
Dave McLallen - Peek'n Peak
Mike Kirsch - Allegheny Nordic
Senior EMM Advisor: Ellen Conrad
of the OEC Committee: To
have a representative from each patrol encourage communication between the
Patrol and the Region OEC Administrator. To help the Region OEC
Administrator provide a quality OEC Program to the region.
of the OEC Committee: Each
Patrol Director will select a patrol member who is involved in the OEC
Program (having minimum the credentials of an OEC Instructor) to be the
patrol representative. Patrol Directors will review their
representation once a year.
to take and distribute minutes of the OEC Committee Meetings.
Minutes are to be e-mailed to the Patrol Directors, Region Director,
Section Chiefs, Committee Members. If e-mail is not an option,
minutes are to be mailed via postal mail. Notices for upcoming
meetings are mailed to the appropriate people in a timely fashion.
Course Representative: to keep in close contact with the Course
Instructors and help with the setting up of the Course, encourage
participation of other OEC Instructors, be of assistance in whatever
way is needed to assure the course is well run.
Follow-up: to make sure all the appropriate paperwork has been
completed and turned in, make sure Records Keeper for the Region is
notified of who attended what refresher.
EMM Trainer Coordinator: to run the Senior OEC Program in its
Phase II Coordinator: to see that at least one OEC Phase II Course is offered each year, set up the course, notify the appropriate parties of the course specifics, encourage participation, select I/Tís and OEC Instructors to run the course.
An OEC Instructor is a current NSP member, Alumni Association member or member of an NSP approved affiliated organization that has successfully completed the OEC Course, the Instructor Development: Phase I Course, and the OEC: Phase II Course modules.
OEC Instructor is selected after submitting an Instructor Application to
the OEC Supervisor, Administrator or Instructor Trainer and then assists
in teaching two or more courses under the supervision of an appointed
mentor. The Division OEC Supervisor, or delegated individual, will
appoint the instructor for a period of three years.
be re-certified as an OEC Instructor the following must be
valid registration as a member of the NSP
a current certified OEC Instructor
an annual OEC Refresher or Instructor Refresher
in teaching at an OEC Course, refresher, continuing education
sessions, and/or senior OEC training and evaluation
in some form of a continuing education clinic to update instructors in
OEC and instructional teaching content, materials and information,
with teaching capability reviewed and OEC skills demonstrated.
instructional skills in at least 50 percent of the didactic and skill
lessons of the curriculum
evaluated by an OEC Instructor Trainer at least once during the three
Instructors are responsible for teaching OEC Courses, Continuing Education
Clinics and Refreshers using only current OEC materials and requires
students to use current materials as well. There should be a
cooperative relationship with assigned Instructor Trainer.
Instructors are responsible for the Quality Management of the OEC Program,
which includes personal competency in all knowledge and skill areas as
well as student competency validation. May act as a mentor for
an interning instructor.
Instructors are responsible for some of the administration in the OEC
Program: as an instructor of record and by maintaining personal teaching
and continuing education records.
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