Webinars

 

Session 3- Draft Rubric for Section 9.3A - Optional Policy for Course Interactivity (Effective 1/1/2018)


The NASBLA Education and Outreach Committee held a webinar on Feb. 23, 2017 at 2:00 ET/ 1:00 CT/ 12:00 MT/ 11:00 PT/ 10:00 AKT.  This webinar entitled “Session 3- Draft Rubric for Section 9.3A - Optional Policy for Course Interactivity (Effective 1/1/2018)” that provided an update on implementation of Section 9.3A of NASBLA Policy for Basic Course Approval (Revised Sept. 2016).

Section 9.3A provides an option for online course providers to create NASBLA-approved courses meeting a heightened level of interactivity in lieu of course timers.

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Spring Aboard – Take a Boating Course National Campaign

Plan now for your state's or organization’s participation in the 2017 'Spring Aboard - Take a Boating Course' national boating education and training campaign.  This virtual public relations and marketing campaign is scheduled for March 19-25, 2017.  Learn how you can participate in the national marketing effort which promotes opportunities for boaters to enroll in a classroom, online, and/or hands-on course.

 

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Education Course Interactivity Webinar

This webinar provided an update on implementation of Section 9.3A of NASBLA Policy for Basic Course Approval (Revised Sept. 2016). Section 9.3A provides an option for online course providers to create NASBLA-approved courses meeting a heightened level of interactivity in lieu of course timers.  The webinar was held Friday, January 6,2017, at 3:00 PM EASTERN.
 
This webinar is designed for online course providers (current and future) who wish to further explore this new opportunity.  This webinar expands on the December 2016 webinars available for review at www.nasbla.org/webinars.

NOTE:  The procedure for course evaluation is currently in development, so information presented in this webinar is subject to change.  Course provider input is welcomed and expected through a follow-up survey sent to all webinar participants.  The new procedure for course review is scheduled for publication no later than February 28, 2017.  The procedure will be used for courses submitted beginning October 2017 for 2018 approval.
 
 
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Webinar Series: Updates to NASBLA policy for Basic Boating Education Course
Approval


During the 2016 NASBLA Membership Meeting held in September, revisions to the NASBLA POLICY for Basic Boating Education Course Approval were approved by the state Boating Law Administrators.

Content was revised in sections addressing state-specific information, student testing, and online course presentation options.  With the exception of Section 9.3A, all changes take effect on Jan. 1, 2017 for courses filed for review after that date.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Two live national webinars will be presented to review these policy changes and to solicit questions. Each webinar has a slightly different focus, so attendance to one or both may be appropriate. Each webinar will be recorded and posted on the NASBLA website for future viewing. 
 

  1. Webinar 1 of 2: Revisions to NASBLA Course Approval Policy Effective 1/1/2017
    When: November 30, 2016 at 1:00 ET/ 12:00 CT/ 11:00 MT/ 10:00 PT/ 9:00 AKT 

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    Designed for current and/or future NASBLA-approved course providers, this free webinar is designed to review changes approved by the NASBLA state membership to NASBLA POLICY for Basic Boating Education Course Approval. This webinar will focus on changes to course review procedure which take effect on 1/1/2017. These changes apply to both classroom and online course providers.
     

  2. Webinar 2 of 2 - An Overview of Section 9.3A - Optional Policy for Course Interactivity - Effective 1/1/2018
    When: December 1, 2016 at 1:00 ET/ 12:00 CT/ 11:00 MT/ 10:00 PT/ 9:00 AKT

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    Section 9.3A of NASBLA Policy for Basic Course Approval (Revised Sept. 2016), provides an option for online course providers to create NASBLA-approved courses meeting heightened levels of interactivity in lieu of course timers. This webinar is designed for online course providers (current and future) who wish to explore this new opportunity. This webinar will:

    • Explore the approved policy language,

    • Present a draft procedure for course submission and review (including a proposed 'pre-review' option), and

    • Provide an opportunity to submit questions for discussion and follow-up.

      NOTE: The procedure for course evaluation is currently in development, so information presented in this webinar is subject to change. Course provider input is welcomed and expected through a follow-up survey sent to all webinar participants. The new procedure for course review is scheduled for publication no later than February 28, 2017. The procedure will be used for courses submitted beginning October 2017 for 2018 approval.

 


What States Need to Know About the January 1, 2017 Implementation Deadline - Changes to Standard Numbering System, Vessel Identification System, and Boating Accident Report Database
 

NASBLA hosted two webinars to to assist states in setting up a HIN Validation system to prepare for the implementation of the regulatory changes in the Standard Numbering System, Vessel Identification System, and Boating Accident Report Databases.  The deadline to have a plan in place is January 1, 2016.

 To view the webinar, please click the appropriate link:

 

August 23, 2016  11:00 am (Eastern Time)

August 24, 2016 2:00 pm (Eastern Time)
 

 


Boat Beat - A Boating Safety Media Toolbox Webinar
Thursday, June 2, 2016


Every day, media around the nation report on recreational boating stories, but sometimes the articles and headlines only tell half the story. If there’s a story about drowning, there is often a missed opportunity to talk about the lifesaving importance of wearing a life jacket at all times while boating. If there’s a story about carbon monoxide poisoning, not all media consider offering practical, easy solutions to prevent this from happening to other boaters. Reporters likely miss these prime opportunities to impart safety information because they don't have the tools readily available to know the latest statistic or what questions they should be asking to make the story complete with an awareness message to their audience.

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and Stop Propeller Injuries Now (SPIN), with funding support from a Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund grant administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, introduces ‘Boat Beat’, a Boating Safety Media Toolbox of ‘methods and strategies to assist entities in carrying out media and other awareness campaigns related to pertinent boating safety messaging.’  


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Linking Accident Statistics to Successful Marketing & Outreach Campaigns
Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Provided again because of popular demand!
This is a repeat of a session which generated a lot of interest at the 2015 NASBLA Annual Conference!

Join Mark Chanski (CT) and Joleane King (CA) as they present U.S. Coast Guard accident data illustrating ages involved in the 10 most common types of recreational boating accidents. The results vary widely by age groups and can to used to adjust and design outreach efforts to hit the targeted audience.

The session includes a case history of this approach in California where analysis guides program use of limited outreach funds while resulting in increased public awareness.

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Developing Boating Skill Course Conformity Assessment Processes
Based on National Skill Standards
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 

As part of the 2016 "Spring Aboard - Take a Boating Course" national marketing campaign, a process is being developed to verify on-water skills courses which meet the voluntary national boating skill standards. Verified courses will be marketed as part of the Spring Aboard Campaign along with knowledge courses previously approved by NASBLA.

This session will cover what is meant by 'conformity assessment' as defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). With funding from a current U.S. Coast Guard grant, a process will be implemented to verify a course as meeting recognized on-water skill standards for power, sail, or human-propelled boating courses. Successful completion of the conformity assessment process will result in the award of a 'Verified Course' mark indicating "This Course Content meets National Boating Skill Standards as Recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard."

*This is a repeat of the session presented on September 15, 2015 at the NASBLA Annual Conference in Wichita, Kansas. 

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2016 Spring Aboard "Plan for Success"
Wednesday, November 18, 2015


This webinar focuses on the 2016 'Spring Aboard - Take a Boating Course' national boating education and training campaign. This virtual public relations and marketing campaign is scheduled for April 2016, with a concentration of efforts during the week of April 17-23. Learn how you can participate in the national marketing effort which promotes opportunities for boaters to enroll in a classroom, online, and/or hands-on course.

The 2016 Spring Aboard - Take a Boating Course campaign is sponsored by a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the U.S.Coast Guard.

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Boating Education Standards — Linking Knowledge and Skills
Thursday, October 29, 2015


This is a 'high level' overview introducing the entire palette of standards (including those in development) by the National Boating Education Standards Panel and the National On-Water Skills Standards Team. The session will review both sets of independently developed standards, the collaborative work occurring to interface the two sets of standards, and the resulting opportunity to advance boater education and training.

*This session is a repeat of the session presented on September 14, 2015 at the NASBLA Annual Conference in Wichita, Kansas.

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