any fee for the provisional course for FA/CPR/AED other than the $50 to post/offer it?
blended so much better
00:51:20Adrianna Del Amo
blended learning will save you payroll hours
blended all the way!
@HollySmith the fee for the provisional course is equal to the cert fee for the regular course.
blended also leaves time to include more site specific orientations during the normal class time
i would also suggest having your instructor go through the blended learning online modules
the $50 you are referring to is only if you wanted to post those classes on redcross.org
Blended will save you with payroll. They need to make sure to have printed the Blended Learning manual
I was slow to try blended learning and it is awesome
My instructors were all more comfortable starting with in-person courses then doing blended learning. They all felt like they had a better grasp on the teaching material that way.
For the Provisional Course do we have to pay to have it posted/offered or if we don’t have a need to have it posted on the RC website as an available class can we create a provisional class (like for our internal staff needing to re-up their certs/get certified)?
Without having to pay the posting fee?
I’m from Canada - the Lifesaving Society is issuing an extension, they can message me and I’ll get them the info
90 day extensions, does the certified individual need to request their own?
00:54:54Adam Catli Comeau
I would recommend doing in person at least once before switching to blended, I believe it allows instructors to become more comfortable with the material.
CPR Pro can also being extended 90 days, right? Because we certified other staff in our building
yes CPRO is extended as well
Along those lines does the ARC recognize Canadian RC LG certs?
Any guidelines on when we should restart learn to swim after the stay at home order is lifted?
I would like to be included in that conversation as well about videos
@KristaHerring you don't have to pay the posting fee to redcross.org if you aren't actually going to post your courses there
Thanks Mike! #myrepisthebest
is there a place with step-by-step on how to request a 90 day extension for LG certs?
@NatalieBroder yes there is. If you go to www.redcrosslearningcenter.org and login you will see it under our COVID19 resources
I would like to direct link info as well
@Natalie - step by step was in the most recent iconnection
I have a question that I do not want to forget to ask but this is not for ARC personnel - Any schools currently using non-colored codes? Curious if I could be sent your Emergency Action Plans if you are. We are doing a reassessment of our current procedures.
We got rid of codes last semester. We went to plain speak.
Plain Speak at UH too
THANK YOU ARC!!
Thank you for all of the info :)
Thank you all for this!!!!
thanks so much!!!
Thank you!!! :)
01:05:02Adrianna Del Amo
thank you!! =D
01:05:11Adam Catli Comeau
01:05:35Garcia, Carlos Aaron
Siobhan - are you able to pay your staff for the virtual inservices?
We’ve been doing them as non-mandatory due to internet access difficulties since many students have gone back to hometowns (where connection may not be available, or be slower), also students are struggling with the transition to online classes
Thank you for the information @Natalie!!
@melissa Evers, yes fortunately we are able to pay them for this time
We have essentially started a class on canvas, no required, and students are able to track points that we then convert into hours.
We are doing madatory virtual meetings and inservices. All are paid. Some are leadership focus utilizing a training program I put together utilizing LinkedIn Learning and Zoom Discussion. Others are virtual content - reviewing videos, scenarios, etc. Staff also video content themselves and submit videos (CPR, FA) for training review. We do policy and procedure review online. We also do EAP review and have one person start the EAP and each staff member adds one line to it.
I am thinking of having them each submit a song for a playlist they can use during work during the day!
in general OSU is doing a lot of paid virtual trainings with students in order to keep their HR accounts active. Students who don't work within 100 days are automatically terminated.
add fun and more serious content
Rather than a formal in-service based on skills, we’ve offered a general Zoom call for staff to join and connect with each other. Working on paying students during this time so the informal opportunity has seemed appreciated.
Yes to Natalie’s comment. Our UCSB students are pretty swamped with emails and with start up of remote class schedule. We are able to pay them for remote inservice and other online trainings directly pertinent to their job. At this time they are not mandatory.
We are working on our “on shift assignments” for when our staff do come back. They will have multiple assignments that they can work on when they are not on stand to refresh them on things.
At uOttawa, no mandatory sessions but we have set up videoconference check ins using Microsoft Teams - mostly to give updates, as well as a survey to help link students with possible online professional development opportunities
Quizes on google forms
GROUPME and texting
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Boise State, we have been told not to make anything mandatory as we cannot pay the students beyond essential work. We’ve been doing GroupMe check ins with everyone
Social media groups and google websites for staff in addition to group me, Facetime, Zoom, etc.
i have been using groupme as well!
01:13:12Adam Catli Comeau
I have been emailing and texting to check in on my students wellbeing
Slack and Zoom
Meet your Pet thread through our staff groupme. Staff loved being able to show off their pets
Band APP is great
Eric - we did that too! I love showing off my dog!
Love that @Eric Becker!
does anyone have good links for individual land workouts that would help maintain swimming skills while not in the pool? any ideas?
@Sean MySwimPro on youtube
check out USA Swimming and USMS
Sean I get dryland for swimming skills stuff off of the USMS website. I think the articles section of the website is open to everyone
Sean - I reached out to athletics coaches for land training. Maybe reach out to club swim or varsity swim contacts if you have it?
@sean effortless swimming on fb has some stuff and they are geared toward triathlon swimmers
just a suggestion that some folks in Utah are doing to keep staff engaged is offering them the Red Cross blended learning lifeguarding content and having them go through it at home and counting it as inservice training. The blended learning content is available free of charge and is about 7 hours long.
@Sean my swim pro on youtube
We have been posting Baby pictures and doing a "guess who"
Marco Polo is a great app for videos!
@sean swimtechniques.com and swimming.org
UC Berkeley created a free Slack account for social, general communication. Staff members are posting pictures of pets and in-home meals they are cooking. We are exploring it further. This week we launched a channel that enables people to discuss, educate and practice CPR skills in their homes.
Stanford sent out a google doc (Completely optional) that let them vote and put what they would want to do together…I.e. virtual game night, Bake something together etc.
love the FSU Staff <3
House Party is another great app to have students connect with each other. They can play games through it and everything
where are the breakout rooms? zoom
Yes only zoom
Got it! Thank you :)
You have to be the host to assign rooms
01:20:55Adam Catli Comeau
I believe it is under host options
Does anyone know what your school plans to do for summer session and how that will effect your facilities?
I also have a “Connect2” Scavenger hunt in the works so my students know where to find references in COnnect2. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone wants any docs from me!
yes the fiscal implications are at the forefront of all of our conversations
Our opening date moved from June 1 to June 10 (at least) We don't know what summer school will look like yet. It will take a few weeks to get the pool back online
01:23:11Adam Catli Comeau
Getting weekly averages for work study students
At Iowa we've done the same as Minnesota. Tracked everything under a special line for lost income including events, rentals, and lessons.
we are planning for programs but we cant give dates so it makes registration difficult
spring/summer university semester will be online for us. so future staffing and program registration challenges will follow as well
01:25:07Adam Catli Comeau
Gotta goto a staff meeting now, always good to see everyone! Have a great rest of the day
We had to refund all swim lessons but the university is paying all of my employees for the hours they would have worked, so we are closely tracking the impact, and we may have very scaled back hours when we reopen to make up for it, depending on how long we are paying employees with out bringing in revenue.
Same with UCSB, tracking revenue loss, Admin leave cost, any additional supply costs with Covid19 tag
we put all folks that were registered for classes into the next available class (whenever we reopen) and offered refunds upon request. there is a hiring freeze and only allowing essential spending. once we reopen we will only run programs if we are breaking even on staffing and additional cost
Boise State is encouraging all our patrons to transfer registrations or extend memberships as much as possible
We drained our leisure pool and hot tub to conserve chemicals! Lowered our chorine levels in the lap pool
We turned our heat down to save money
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@ben piper if you want to shoot me an email I can give you some guidelines. email@example.com
Just keep checking your 5 basic tests to keep everything in line (pH, Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine, Total Alkalinity, and Calcium Hardness) and change set points to lower levels
thanks everyone. firstname.lastname@example.org
At URI we lowered the temperature in all of the pools. We also are completing a lot of work orders in locker room space.
at university of Illinois we are doing the same as @rebecca mabile and paying our students for hours they would have otherwise worked and canceled all programming efforts through May 15th. I am currently issuing refunds for all spring swim lessons and am doing so through CSI, but we do not store payment information of any kind with any transactions, so I have been making a ton of refunds over the phone and some have elected to wait to perform a refund on site once we re-open the facility. A question I had for everyone is does Fusion offer an easy way to issue refunds or do most of you store encrypted payment info to make it easy to issue refunds?
would love one for operations, one for programming/staffing
could easily do 2 per week
You could also lower the chlorine setpoint levels
01:30:18Adrianna Del Amo
PLEASE! It is so great connecting with other aqua folx
Weekly is great
I like the splitting it up by topic vs just aquatics
Weekly would be great!
agreed 2x a week would be good because there are so man risk management topics!
I would love weekly!
Thank you for putting this together.
email@example.com if anyone wants to chat further about anything!
01:30:57Garcia, Carlos Aaron
Same time next week
Good luck people!
01:31:01Adrianna Del Amo
thank you richelle :)
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