Instructor Development

Posted September 23, 2021

Instructor Development Zoom Class October 17, 2021

If you have taken the online Instructor Development course, or are about to, that is fantastic! This is the first step in becoming an instructor. Once you have completed the online course, the next step is a "face-to-face" class in which you will review some of the key elements of the online course, present a short lesson to the group, and then launch into your mentoring and practice teaching. 

Jim Miller, (WMass) will be running a Zoom class that will meet the requirements of the "face-to-face" class on October 17. If you are interested, please contact Jim directly at and he will send you all the information you need for the class. 


Successful mentoring starts with the ability to communicate concepts, thoughts and skills in a clear, succinct process. The Instructor Development Program is carefully crafted to provide excellent education based strategies with the goal of developing highly skilled, knowledgable and confident instructors.

Instructor Development has two delivery designs, on-line and traditional classroom. The on-line Instructor Development provides a self-paced 11-chapter course that you can do at your own pace, at your own convenience. Once completed, you will receive a certificate authenticating your study. To complete the course, you will need to enroll in a face-to-face opportunity to demonstrate your ability to write and deliver a ten-minute lesson in a non-NSP topic. Included in this face-to-face will be an orientation to course administration practice in the classroom setting. The class is taught in a comfortable non-threatening environment allowing participants to try their "instructor skills" on for size.

Once completing the Instructor Development class, you will choose the genre you want to teach and set off with a mentor to help you navigate the delivery of the content to that topic.

Contact Michael Gajdosik about setting up, enrolling in, or designing a class for you and your patrol.