As you all know already, we are starting the transition to a new OEC curriculum, OEC 6th Edition. In order to keep all the instructors on the same page, literally and figuratively, National has mandated that all current OEC instructors go attend two classes. The first being the OEC 6e Navigator course that some of you have already attended and the second being the OEC 6e Instructor Rollout which has not yet been scheduled.
To attend the Navigator course you will need to pre-register for one of the sessions being put on by JBL, the publisher of the OEC 6e text book. To register go to https://www.psglearning.com/register-nsp-training. Unfortunately, most of the sessions have so far been scheduled in Eastern time zone so they are not ideal for those of us in Pacific time. They have said they are going to schedule some for our coast but I do not know how successful or often they will do that. It has also been suggested that JBL will be changing the training sessions once the OEC 6e comes out to focus more on the OEC content rather than examples from another EMT class. I appreciate all the emails I have received indicating which session you intend to attend but I really need to track which session was actually attended. If you already sent me an email, please confirm that you were able to attend as planned.
The Instructor Rollout course will be an NSP course with a registration like everyone is used to using through the NSP website. All Far West Division instructors must register for the course F057200016 to receive credit for the Instructor Rollout. Additionally, when you complete the course requirements, please email the certificate of completion to me so that I can have a tally of the ESR instructors. The course registration is already open, but we do not have a date for when the class will actually be available or exactly how it will be taught. We should have more information coming to us in the next couple weeks. Hopefully this is where we will learn the content differences between OEC 5 and OEC 6 rather than the organizational differences that we have seen so far.
Thank you all for working through this. I know there are a lot of steps and still quite a bit of uncertainty but we will make it through and hopefully all get a boost in our teaching capabilities. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to get you an answer.
Eastern Sierra Region OEC Adviserzach.email@example.com