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Instructor Certification in Police Problem-Based Learning

Instructor Certification In Police Problem-Based Learning

July 16 – 27, 2018

PTO – Train the Trainer
Build Societal Trust through Adaptive Policing
Problem-solving in partnership with your community stakeholders

Sponsored by:

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION
DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
MICKELSON CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING CENTER
1302 E. HIGHWAY 14, SUITE 5
PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA 57501-8505

A new standard of excellence for 21st Century teaching

In this course, you will learn how to teach through a dynamic, and unique, new form of training – Problem-Based Learning (PBL). PBL is a state-of-the-art educational approach originally developed in medical schools. It is student-based and uses real-life problems to help students learn to solve problems and think in creative ways. PBL is emerging as the most dynamic and engaging form of learning for students of all types. This one of a kind, a 10-day course is intensive, hands-on, and has been described as the most challenging, and satisfying, a course in policing today.

Become PBL certified and a trainer for the PTO field-training program

Be among the first to learn ”Police PBL” – the new version of PBL crafted especially for police educators by the instructors of this course. It is the basis of the new US Department of Justice field training method – the Police Training Officer (PTO) program – which the instructors of this course co-created. You will be taught by the originators of this program not only how to teach and develop Police Training Officers, but how to incorporate PBL into all your police training from the academy to advanced in-service.

Develop a PTO Program – PTO 2.0 Update

The Police Training Officer program is a new model for post-academy field training in law enforcement. In this model, recruits use problem-based learning to address neighborhood problems in partnership with the communities they serve. Problem-based learning is a recent development in police education and this program is the first time it has been used in such a fashion.

Skills you will learn

  • Forming strategic alliances that promote and sustain community-based problem-solving.
  • How to use PBL to help students self-discover course material and take ownership of their own learning.
  • Enhance teaching and facilitation skills
  • How to teach the Police Training Officer course and develop the new PTO
  • How to use the tools of Police PBL: the ill-structured problem, the cohort learning group, tutoring and mentoring, emotional intelligence, and the evaluation rubric.
  • Develop emotional intelligence in your training programs
  • How to help police recruits become confident, safe and ethical officers.

Who should attend

  • Academic instructors, educators and managers in criminal justice and policing.
  • Field training officers and patrol supervisors
  • Stakeholders in community-oriented policing.

Facilitators

Gerry Cleveland: Co-chair of the Police Society for Problem-Based Learning.
Co-developer of the national PTO program and PBL Instructor Development certification for the U.S. Department of Justice. Internationally respected education specialist and former high school principal. For 15 years has consulted and taught using problem-based learning. He worked for 10 years as a police officer in Ontario. He has graduate degrees in Education and Law and currently practices law in Australia.

Greg Saville: Co-chair of the Police Society for Problem-Based Learning. Co-developer of the national PTO program and the PBL Instructor Development certification. Adjunct professor in national security at the University of New Haven. A senior partner with AlterNation, a Canadian/US consulting firm helping change agents with transformative change. He is an experienced police educator and a former police officer.

Course InformationCost / AccommodationsApplicationLocation / How to Find Us?

July 16 – 27, 2018
Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22, 2018 – off
8:30 AM to Finish (varies daily)

On successful completion of the course, candidates will become qualified to teach the PTO course, to create additional courses using PBL and teach other PBL designed police courses, and utilize best practices of adult education in law enforcement training.

This course will be a two-week session held at The Mickelson Criminal Justice Center in Pierre, South Dakota. The sessions will consist of 10 full days, with group assignments and work required of participants during evening hours. There is also an online pre-course assignment and a field exercise required prior to arrival at the course. Successful candidates will be certified PBL instructors joining an elite group of police educators centered at the Police Society for Problem-Based Learning.

As part of their in-class assignments, course candidates are asked to bring a copy of course curricula and training manuals for other police courses they already teach or have taken. Candidates will complete the pre-course assignment prior to the on-site course. They will present it during the first day of class.

The course includes materials, mentoring, academy lodging and weekday meals and subsequent certification with the Police Society for Problem-Based Learning.

The cost for this course is covered by grant funding. Donations of LAPs, lesson plans, training programs, and other training materials are gratefully accepted.

On-Site accommodations and weekday meals provided.

Dormitory rooms include private bath, internet (LAN), refrigerator and cable/DVD television.

Registration through
Law Enforcement Training.

Course Registration Deadline: June 1, 2018

Applications accepted from law enforcement and related stakeholders.
Preference period for South Dakota law enforcement is through June 1, 2016
All others enrolled at end of preference period.

Enrollment notification made via email.

Division of Criminal Investigation, Law Enforcement Training
1302 Highway 14 East, Ste 5
Pierre, SD 57501

George S. Mickelson Criminal Justice Center
44°23’07.4″N 100°20’31.4″W
Law Enforcement Training
1302 Highway 14 East, Ste 5
Pierre, SD 57501

From Rapid City, South Dakota

Interstate 90 East – Highway 83 North

Travel east on Interstate 90 to Vivian, South Dakota, mile marker #212. Drive north on state highway 83 to Fort Pierre, South Dakota. Stay on Highway 83 crossing the river into Pierre, South Dakota. Turn right at the Federal building/Pierre Street. Drive north on Pierre Street/Highway 14/83 and it will turn into Euclid Avenue (a four lane street). Drive north on Euclid Avenue and as you crest the hill at the edge of town, watch on your right for the Mickelson Criminal Justice Center.

From Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Interstate 90 West – Highway 83 North

Travel west on Interstate 90 to Vivian, South Dakota, mile marker #212. Drive north on state highway 83 to Fort Pierre, South Dakota. Stay on Highway 83 crossing the river into Pierre, South Dakota. Turn right at the Federal building/Pierre Street. Drive north on Pierre Street/Highway 14/83 and it will turn into Euclid Avenue (a four lane street). Drive north on Euclid Avenue and as you crest the hill at the edge of town, watch on your right for the Mickelson Criminal Justice Center.

From Interstate 94 in North Dakota

Interstate 94

Travel on Interstate 94 to Sterling, North Dakota, mile marker #182. Take Highway 83 south to Pierre, South Dakota. At the Intersection of Highway 83 and 1804, turn left into the parking lot for the Mickelson Criminal Justice Center.

Directions from Pierre Airport

North Garfield Avenue – Highway 14/83

Take Airport Road towards Pierre. At the first traffic light, turn right onto North Garfield Avenue. Drive to the next intersection and turn left onto Highway 14/83. Drive towards Pierre on Highway 14/83, watching on your left for the Mickelson Criminal Justice Center. At the Intersection of Highway 83 and 1804, turn left into the parking lot.

 

For more information contact:

Art Aplan
Advanced Training Coordinator
(605) 773-8457
Art.Aplan@state.sd.us

Taunya O’Conner
(605)773-3584
Fax: (605)773-7203
Taunya.O’Conner@state.sd.us

REGISTER SOON! Seating is very limited.

For more information regarding the course content:
Gerry Cleveland or Gregory Saville
Police Society for PBL
info@pspbl.org

South Dakota Division of Consumer Protection

Special thanks to the South Dakota Division of Consumer Protection whose operations and enforcement made this training possible.

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PO Box 362  Oakley, California, USA  94561
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