Instructor Knowledge and Experience Outline

Instructor Knowledge and Experience Outline (IKE)

Domain 1: Content Knowledge

Instructors have and interest in different emergency preparedness activities; have practical experience in emergency preparedness of small groups and families, and creating plans and training materials.

Content Topics:

  • Key events in the history of emergency preparedness in the U.S.
  • Major works of emergency preparedness
  • Promotion of activities
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Program evaluation
  • Background in subjects with historic and traditional importance in preparedness

Domain 2: Leadership Strategies

Instructors understand several ways of training different activities; have practical experience in creating of instructional plans and materials.

Content Topics:

  • Leadership styles
  • Group dynamics
  • Teaching styles
  • Facilitation and transference
  • Communication
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Ethics of leadership
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • Lesson plan development

Domain 3: Safety and Positive Impact

Instructors understand the ideas of leading safe activities and can transfer knowledge in positive and constructive ways.

Content Topics:

  • Ethical conduct
  • Hazard evaluation
  • Meal planning & nutrition
  • Health & sanitation

Domain 4: Experiential Skills and Field Experience

Instructors understand the techniques, equipment and safety procedures associated with a variety of preparedness activities, have taken learned, practiced and refined skills, and have gained practical experience leading activities and teaching skills in small groups.

Content Topics:

  • Development of personal skills in selected activities
  • Knowledge of the application of activity techniques
  • Familiarity with equipment and clothing required in selected activities
  • Understanding of the safety procedures of selected activities
  • Experience in teaching and/or leading activities
  • Field experience in leading small group activities