TRAINER RESOURCES

Documents

 

 
Instructional Videos

Instructors, if you would like to embed any of these short videos into a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation, open a PPT slide and click on Insert, and then Video. A window will open up giving you three options: Movie Browser, Movie from File, and Online Movie. Click on Online Movie, and then you can provide the YouTube hyperlink listed after each of the videos in the list below. The movie will then be embedded in a PPT slide, making it easy for you to share with students and others.

 
 
Class Materials

WIT Forms For Level One Training (Course Evaluation Form, Written Exam, Watercraft Inspection Exercise)

Promotional Material Examples

Flyer for California Watercraft Inspection Training
Flyer for Arizona Watercraft Inspection Training

Prepare one for each student:    [Printable .pdf checklist]

  • Agenda (print directly from student manual)

  • Student AIS Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Curriculum Book

  • Quality Assurance Form – Entrance Inspection

  • Educational Items (e.g. brochures, rack cards, flyers, handouts, etc.)

  • Final Exam

Prepare for the entire class:         [Printable .pdf checklist]

  • Flip Charts, Markers and Easels

  • Boats for field inspection and decontamination demos where feasible use as many boats types as possible (recommended  -- 1 boat for every 6 people)

  • Decontamination unit(s) (recommended -- 1 decon unit for every 6 people)

  • Sign in sheet for each day

  • Laptop

  • Projector

  • Screen

  • Laser Pointer

  • Extension Cords and Power Strip

  • Standard Slideshows (be sure you have the latest version!)

  • Felt pads to “stage” boat with fake mussels – pistachio nuts and sunflower seeds work well

  • Inspection tools – magnifier, flashlight, mirror, clipboard with log, data collector, etc.

  • Decontamination tools – wand, diffuser, muffs, garden hose, fake-a-lake, etc

  • Displays - ZQM Anchor, Propeller or Props – be sure to have a settler pipe and an adult pipe

  • Other AIS Samples (e.g. rusty crayfish or New Zealand mudsnails)

  • Seal Receipt Books, Seals and Wire

  • Activity Log Form and/or mobile data collection device

  • Clipboards for students to use during practice sessions

  • Specimen collection kit (for demonstration)

  • Camera

  • Bait treatment supplies for demonstration (2 five gallon buckets, net, water and plastic fish)

  • Optional: Boat Models

  • Optional: Don’t Move a Mussel 2 DVD (require students to watch before class (preferred) OR play this in the morning when people are entering and waiting for class to start

  • Optional: 2 USFS Videos (play these videos on the lunch breaks)

 
After the Class

Exams are graded by dividing the number of questions correct by the total number of questions. Example: out of a 50 answer test, and the student misses 3 (therefore 47 correct). 47 divided by 50 equals 0.94 or 94%. Each ANSWER on the test is 1 point, not each question.

 

Sample Exams: WIT Level 1 WIT Level 2

Exams are valid if the students receive an 80% or better. The trainer can print certificates or ID cards assigned with unique ID numbers. This could be to an individual inspector or to a site supervisor. Decide this BEFORE they start the test to eliminate confusion.

Student Curriculum Guidance 

Refer to the Trainer’s Manual or register for L3 Trainer Training​
Contact Us

 

If you have any questions, or are interested in hosting a Level 1 Training session, please contact:

 

“Quagga D” Davis

(702) 236-3814

quaggadee@cox.net