Thank you, BCcampus

In September, the Recreation North Training Program offered the FLO North course, adapted with permission from BCcampus. Taking FLO Up North: An Adoption Story describes the way in which FLO (Facilitating Learning Online) was adjusted for delivery in Northern community contexts.

The Recreation North partnership appreciates the support of BCcampus. For the full story and for more information about FLO courses or BCcampus, please go to: https://bccampus.ca/.

Arthur Glen Guevara Graduate Profile – Becoming a better and more confident recreational leader

For the past two years, Glen Guevara, from Inuvik, NT, has been enrolled in the Recreation North Training Program. He completed 20 Learning Events in that time. In May 2021, Glen graduated with a Certificate in Northern Recreation Management, having already completed his Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership. Below, Glen shared some of his thoughts on the Program..

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Chistina Moore Graduate Profile – Develop Both Knowledge and Skills

For the past two years, Christina Moore, from Sǫ̀mba K’è (Yellowknife), NT, has been enrolled in the Recreation North Training Program. She completed 20 Learning Events in that time. In May 2021, Christina graduated with a Certificate in Northern Recreation Management, having already completed her Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership. Below, Christina shared some of her thoughts on the Program.

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Kayleen Alexie Graduate Profile – Sets you up for success

For the past two years, Kayleen Alexie, from Inuvik, NT, has been enrolled in the Recreation North Training Program. She completed 20 Learning Events in that time. In May 2021, Kayleen graduated with a Certificate in Northern Recreation Management, having already completed her Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership. Below, Kayleen shared some of her thoughts on the Program.

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Recreation leadership training program opens seats for provincial participants from rural and remote communities

As of May 2021, the Recreation North Training Program has reached more than 45 communities across the North, from Pond Inlet (NU) to Burwash Landing (YT). More than 200 individuals have taken learning events to strengthen their recreation leadership competencies. Thirty-four of these participants have earned a Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership and 9 have earned a Certificate in Northern Recreation Management. The training is accessible because it is delivered remotely, allowing participants to learn “in place” from their home communities.

Angela Storr (Inuvik, NT) is completing her second certificate through the Recreation North Training Program.

Following a successful pilot with participants from four provinces, a small number of seats have been opened to participants outside the North. Although there are big differences between communities like New Hazelton (BC), Ignace (ON), Faro (YT), and Sanikiluaq (NU), participants always comment on how the Training Program enables them to share ideas and to learn from others involved in recreation delivery in small, rural, remote, and/or Indigenous communities.

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Develop your skills to facilitate learning online

Facilitating Learning Online in the North (FLO North)

FLO North training develops the skills needed to confidently and effectively facilitate online training and learning in Northern, rural, and remote communities. Through a safe and inclusive online environment, participants gain an understanding of teaching and learning in online and blended formats and develop basic technical and facilitation skills through individual and group activities.

This course has been adapted to be relevant to trainers and educators across the North. Built on an open educational resource (OER) shared by BCcampus, the FLO Fundamentals course began in 2013 as a partnership between Royal Roads University and BCcampus. Taking part in FLO North requires some experience in facilitating or instructing, the ability to navigate and use web-based environments, and familiarity with the North.

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