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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Natalie Maerzluft recently completed the Recreation North Training Program. Natalie lives in Iqaluit, NU and earned a Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership in May 2021. Natalie shared a bit about her experience.
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Katelyn Hamre recently completed the Recreation North Training Program. Katelyn lives in Ignace, Ontario and earned a Certificate in Northern Recreation management in May 2021. Katelyn shared a bit about her experience.
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Megan Lennie recently completed the Recreation North Training Program. Megan lives in Akalvik, NT and earned a Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership in May 2021. Megan shared a bit about her experience.
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Learners who got on board for the “next leg of the Recreation North learning journey” in October 2020 can be proud of their achievements (and collection of new badges) as they complete the Certificate in Northern Recreation Management this spring. The new Certificate adds another layer that builds on participants’ prior learning and/or experiences, and deepens their understanding of recreation in the North. Caroline Sparks, Recreation North’s Learning Consultant, designed the new Certificate program to enhance critical thinking and awareness of important topics like legal risk, evaluation, and volunteer management. The new advanced learning events (courses) follow the familiar “2 by 2 by 2” format (with two weeks, two conference calls, and two required learning activities) and include some that extend two weeks longer and require a bit more research, reading, analysis, and discussion than core learning events.
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Recreation North Vision
Across the North, the power and potential impact of recreation is embraced and valued as an essential service.
Recreation enhances personal, social, and environmental health and wellbeing and contributes to greater balance between quality of life and economic development. There is no doubt that recreation has become essential during this period of COVID-19.
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