• NAFSE

Workshop: How to optimize fire education courses for a virtual environment

To give fireline course instructors the tools they need to confidently and independently apply best practices to digital teaching environments.

This workshop was overbooked and we were unable to accommodate everyone’s request to join us. Please use this form to add your name to our workshop interest list. Adding your name to this list means that we will email you directly if we are able to offer additional virtual education workshops in the future. In a pandemic environment, remote learning is becoming a necessity for NWCG (National Wildfire Coordinating Group) courses. To help keep firefighters fireline-ready, instructors need to teach traditionally in-person courses in non-traditional classrooms. This training was co-instructed by NAFSE communications and education specialists and NFFPC training working team members with decades of experience in fireline instruction. This workshop gave fireline course instructors the tools they need to confidently and independently apply best practices to teach traditionally in-person courses in a digital environment. This training included:

  • Fundamentals of virtual teaching and learning

  • Adaptations and best practices for fireline teaching

  • Practice preparing and implementing a lesson plan in a virtual environment

This was an interactive training - we expected all participants to fully dive in and generate ideas so they could walk away with an action plan. Here are all the resources we generated while running this workshop:

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