1. Topic-
Characteristics & Responsibilities of a Professional Lifeguard
2. Content-
Includes definition of lifeguarding, primary & secondary responsibilities, decision making process, legal considerations.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Teach participants the knowledge & skills to prevent & respond to aquatic emergencies.
2.Prepare participants to prevent drownings & injuries.
3.Train participants to recognize & respond quickly & efficiently to emergencies.
4. Objectives-
1.Describe the characteristics of a professional lifeguard.
2.Identify decision-making skills & explain how they apply to lifeguarding.
3.Define legal considerations & explain how they affect a lifeguard.
5. Materials and Aids-
ARC "Lifeguarding" participant manual; "Lifeguarding" DVD set; DVD player & monitor; Activity worksheets; newsprint & markers; LCD projector & monitor.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Welcome participants, give background, identify self as Red Cross instructor.
2.Review facility policies & procedures, important locations (i.e. restroom, first aid kit).
3.Distribute & review course outline; orient participants to Lifeguarding Manual.

B. Development-

1.Direct participants to Lifeguard Manual pp1-6.
2.Review characteristics of a professional LG, decision making process used by LGs, legal considerations pertaining to LGs.
3.Show video clips addressing decision making process.

C. Practice-

1.Conduct group activity: FIND model scenarios.
2.Conduct group activity: Legal considerations part I.
3.Conduct question/answer period on lesson material.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Handout "FIND model scenarios" to be individually completed.
2.Guided discussion "Legal considerations" with individual answers processed.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

CS: Additional handouts with references listed; additional scenario worksheets for problem solving practice.
AS: Supplemental readings, video clips provided.
CR: Independent study options before assessment, optional reading supplements provided.
AR: Group discussion during lesson, video clips to engage, q & a period before assessment.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Section review session to answer participant questions
2.Section test to determine subject comprehension/competency.

G. Closure-

1.Content debrief before assessment.
2.Test review after assessment.
7. Evaluation-
1.Participant test scores recorded to determine pass/retake.
2.Participant feedback received via written evaluation tool & interviews.

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