This 4-hour workshop introduces field training officers to the curriculum
changes at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law
All current and future BLEA sessions have transitioned to adult learning and
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) delivery methods. While the content of the BLEA has
not changed significantly, the way that students are presented the academic
content and the processes they use in their learning are different. Students are
now more interactive with the instructors and each other. Hands-on learning is a
focus of these student-centered teaching techniques. While discipline and
professionalism is still a focal point at the academy where appropriate, the
classroom environment has changed, more closely resembling a college classroom.
WSCJTC is offering workshops around the state to help field training officers
prepare for the transition of these new students into FTO/PTO programs. These
four-hour workshops provide an overview of the new BLEA curriculum and
specifically address anticipated new student behaviors and performances. For
FTOs this includes possible differences in scores received on the Daily
Observation Report (DOR). Each session is limited to 20 participants, allowing
for a high level of interaction with the facilitators and allowing trainers to
address their concerns and questions about new methodologies in use at the BLEA.
Current employment with a Washington State Criminal Justice agency.
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