Welcome to Kayakeducation.com (KE). World Kayak believes that having the latest teaching techniques at your fingertips is key to being more effective in instructing your whitewater students. At this very moment in time, someone somewhere is discovering that next technique. In Colorado USA there’s probably someone teaching the roll in an exciting new way or in England there is someone with an excellent game for teaching the peel out from an eddy. These ideas should be at your finger tips! World Kayak would like to provide a means for ALL instructors to hear of that new technique and help perfect it.
A Video Overview of Kayak Education.com- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrx2JNmSrIY
2010 sees the launch of a global initiative at World Kayak to bring the whitewater instructional world a resource that enables everyone to keep current with modern instructional techniques. This initiative starts with a conversation. From that conversation, we all learn. World Kayak invites all instructors to join us in building a resource that will bring best practice to all educators and organizations.
A Quick Tour
The Kayak Education portal is set up as a very customized social network, a combination of blogspot and Facebook. Every registered educator and/or school will have its own identity on the network and a complete profile that they can manage with all the key information and a control system for all their KE activity.
Much like other social networks, this system allows you to manage all sorts of profile details for others to check out, it allows you to ‘friend’ other instructors, create groups with forums and post up articles of interest to a private network blog of your own.
The core feature set for this site is the curriculum. Built into the social network (menu on the right) is a growing list of educational ‘modules’. From Welcome Center (kayak school) standards, gateway ideas to the entire whitewater learning progression and advanced instructional techniques, this system will host it all. World Kayak has generated a STARTING point for discussion from best practice research over 2 years. We have included our own photos and videos to get things started. From there, you, the educators, are invited to add ‘Contributions’ on every page of these progressions. You can post up text only tips, or insert photos and videos from your Flickr, Youtube etc. pages. Each contribution can be tried by other instructors and schools and then ‘ranked’. The end result will be a growing list of best practice suggestions… all ranked by your peers.
View complete curriculum pages
Add your own contributions to any part of the progression
Give the “thumbs up” on Contributions/techniques you feel should be recommended