The 21st International Conference on College Teaching and Learning
Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche received the 2010 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology during the Awards Luncheon at the 21st International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. See workshops and presentation in our Learning EDGE website.
February 8th, 2010 marked the 100 years of the Boy Scouts of America. First Coast News NBC Channel 12 made a report on FSCJ Kent Campus to celebrate the date. News reporter Roger Weeder covered many points during the interview. However, TV News time is very limited and it only focused on one area. I am very thankful for the opportunity to share the story and for the lesson about the importance of being prepared to save a life.
We covered other areas such as the connection between Scouting skills and method with Management topics that we cover in our courses. We also covered the importance of teaching youth leadership skills at an early age and how we are using the same concepts we teach in the BSA National Youth Leadership Training in college courses and life lessons. Finally, I explained the BSA core values to emphasize during Scouting Centennial year: Leadership, Achievement, Character, Service, and Outdoors. In our Supervision and Management courses we also emphasize the same values.
Thanks again for the opportunity to celebrate 100 years of Leadership training.
The inaugural Capstone course in Supervision and Management brings real challenges to our students. The requirements include a case study, individual presentations, discussion questions, a business simulation and company presentation among other things such as Twitter updates, mentors, and guest speakers. Students have to be prepared to get “lost, and “survive” Capstone Island and our “shark tank”. It is a challenge with the reward of being the first class in the BAS in Supervision and Management program.
A new year and a new term for family, friends, students and professors. It is time to close and evaluate our year. It is time to communicate our best wishes using all current media and means. Bells, music, parties, family and friends will remind us about our personal beliefs. It is time for new plans and goals. Make them a reality. Happy Holidays to y’all. See you next year in two weeks.
The National Youth Leadership Training program is an intensive week-long summer experience for upper-ranking Scouts. Each participant works as part of his new Patrol and Troop through a week of indoor and outdoor challenges, with the mentoring of the highly skilled youth staff. Participants are equipped with the basic skills necessary to become leaders in their Troops, communities, and future professions.
During the seven days, program will range from geocaching to knots instruction, sports games, realistic first aid practice, overnight backpacking trips, interpatrol competitions and campfires. Each part of the program is carefully prepared and used as a hands-on tool to teach fundamental leadership concepts. An orientation at the beginning of the week and a graduation ceremony at the end round out the experience.
Since its establishment in 1980, the NYLT program has built a strong legacy of service and leadership. An NYLT is now held in almost every scout Council across the nation; the course for youth in the North Florida Council is held each summer at Camp Shands in Hawthorne, FL.
For an application, please click here. If you would like to contact this year’s Scoutmaster, Jose Lepervanche, please click here. If you would like to contact this year’s SPL, Jon Koch, please click here.