PowerPoint - Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Report
Florida-Friendly
Best Management Practices
for Protection of Water Resources by the Green Industries
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM
R EFRESHER T RAINING
Updated 04/16/12
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House Keeping
• One hour long
• Take notes
• Ask questions at any time
• Follow up email and class evaluation
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Refresher Training
By the end of this refresher training you will be able to:
• Organize and teach GI-BMP classes in 2012
• Describe the 2011 program updates
Maintaining Instructor Certification
• Follow the prescribed content
• Keep current with all GI-BMP materials
• Use only the most current versions of all materials
• Follow the length of time allotted for each module
• Teach at least one class per year
• Complete refreshers and follow updates
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Urban Green Spaces
•
Vital to protect our water quality
o Reduce soil erosion runoff and leaching
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Reduce dust
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Dissipate heat
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Abate noise
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Reduce glare
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Recreational, aesthetic and psychological benefits
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GI-BMP Certificate of Training
• Register with the County or
Municipality [if applicable]
• Obtain the Limited Certification for
Urban Landscape Commercial
Fertilizer
• Submit a copy and keep the original
• It belongs to the individual
• Does not require renewal
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Limited Certification
for Urban Landscape
Commercial Fertilizer
(Appendix 7)
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Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer
• New law
• All commercial fertilizer applicators, by January 1, 2014
• GI-BMP training certificate, or its approved equivalent
• FDACS application form; and $25 fee
• Holders exempt from further local testing
• Not required for private or institutional applicators
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Institutional applicators may be required to obtain GI-BMP training per local
ordinance
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Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer
• Provides authority to apply only fertilizers in urban landscapes for
commercial gain
• Does not authorize:
o Application of pesticides to turf or ornamental plants,
including pesticide-fertilizer mixes [i.e. weed and feed]
o Operation of pest control business
o Application of pesticides or fertilizers by unlicensed or
uncertified individuals under the supervision of a certified
person
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Class Fee
• Instructors are volunteers
• Modest reimbursement for training expenses is permitted [$15$30] – classroom rental, copies, other materials, etc.
• If charging more than $30, you need to submit a justification to
central office
• FDEP does not permit any type of compensation for instructors,
except as part of normal duties of employment
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When delivering the GI-BMP training, you are
representing the values and the professionalism
of the program.
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Where Do You Begin?
After
Training
Before
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Instructor Login
• Resources required to organize a class
• Post program questions
• Register classes
• Download the latest version of the class materials
• Prospective instructors will be granted access after GI-BMP
Instructor Training class
http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/gi-bmp/
Will change soon!
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Instructor Login
You will receive you password via email, once you approve the
instructor class
Instructor Login
• Current PowerPoint Presentations (English & Spanish)
• Class materials
• Administrative Forms
• GI-BMP Manuals & summary booklets (English & Spanish)
• Additional Resources and Publications
Continuing Education Units
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)
• 2 Core CEUs and 2 additional CEUs for the following licenses:
o
o
o
o
o
Private Applicator - Agriculture
Ornamental & Turf
Limited Lawn & Ornamental
Limited Landscape Maintenance
Commercial Lawn and Ornamental
• Current number Spanish and English 13318
[validity of one year, new ones in 2013]
Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA)
• 4 CEUS
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Registering Classes
• Register all classes 30 days in advance
• Complete an electronic form online [Educator Secure Login]
• Only certified instructors can register classes
• Classes not officially registered >> no training certificates
• Short-notice to take advantage of inclement weather [Coordinator
or your RC]
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Class Registration: Input Information
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30 Day Registration Waiver
• If a class is outside the 30 day registration period
• Complete form [Appendix 24]
• Requests will be based on:
o
Weather idling the workforce
o
Unexpected or uncontrollable event
• Approved by the Statewide Coordinator and the Regional
Coordinators
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Class Cancellations
• Notify state office – online form
• Notify registered participants [by phone]
• For insufficient enrollment:
o Under 10 registered
o 7 days notice
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Training Record
• All attendees must complete a
GI-BMP Training Record form
o No TR, no certificate
• Must be legible
• Must be signed
• New form - more information
• In the future, completed online
• Available in Spanish
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Training Record
Pre-fill the class info
before copying
Are they in the
database?
DOB / PIN: Student ID &
online access
CEUs? Certificate?
Where to mail?
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New Test Scanable Forms
• Request test in advance
[estimate number]
• Allow extra time for
instructions and bubbling –in
• Use new instruction
presentation as aid
• Destroy unused tests
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Test
• Pre-test to assess level of knowledge prior to training
• Several variations> avoid cheating
• Passing score 75% [30/40]
• 40 Questions [8 per module]
• Scanable forms [new]
• Multiple choice and True/False questions
• Cover all the key points during training
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Test
• Time 30 min [extra time?]
• You can conduct a review based on the learning objectives of
each module
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Marking Instructions
• Completely fill in the “bubble” correct answer
• Mark only one answer
• Erase completely if changing answer
• Do not make any other marks
Bubble-in Contact Information
Test: Other Languages
• Language barrier, test in English or in Spanish
• Instructors can make the required accommodations for
simultaneous translation of the test
• Students are required to complete the answer sheet :
o Supervision of the instructor
o Follow test guidelines described in the Instructor Manual
• Instructors are not required to provide this service
• Participants need to inform the lead instructor in advance
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Review before the Test
• Recommended
• Based on the key learning points [Section 4]
• A word by word review is not approved
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Processing Documents
• Send completed class materials to the GI-BMP Data Manager
o
o
o
o
o
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Class Transmittal Form (Appendix 23)
A copy of the pre-test and post-test questions used for the class
Class registration and attendance list(s)
A legible, signed training record form for each attendee
Completed pre- and post-test answer sheets
Completed class evaluations
• Keep copies as back up
• Public Records
• Certificate processing time 2 weeks
• Questions contact State Office
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Transmittal Form
• Information needed to
process the class documents
• Official record of the class
• Updated version – presenter
names for all modules
• Include all instructors
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Pre-Training Recommendations
• Scantron – instructors must insure that DOB is bubbled in.
• Make copies of TR in white/light colors
• Lead instructor must strive to post trainings before 30 days
• Avoid last minute delays in ordering manuals, test, etc.
• Use latest training record; insure it is filled out completely.
• What to do if they run out of scantron exams?
• What to do if they do not receive the exams in time?
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Post-Training Recommendations
• Sort TR, pre/post test by alphabetical last name
• Fill out transmittal sheet completely; use latest version
• Fill out transmittal sheet completely; use latest version
•
Transmittal sheet must be on top of materials
• Include class rooster, registration, sign-in sheet; place below
transmittal sheet
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Spanish Manual
Page 30, drop spreader should not
be used when applying sulfur
coated fertilizer.
Online GI-BMP Class
Two Testing Options:
Online
In-person
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Senior Instructors
• GI-BMP certified instructors proficient in GI-BMP subject matters
• Considerable training experience
• Authorized by FDEP to assist with the training of new instructors
• Assist the RC with training new instructors [co-training ]
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Outstanding Instructors
Outstanding
Instructors
• Peer recognition [sent to other instructors in the region via
email]
• On a monthly basis
• Nominations to RC by email
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20,000 Trained Celebration
Agenda
• Welcome and Introductory Remarks
• Program Updates: The BMPs of the GI-BMPs
• Instructor Appreciation
• Networking (appetizers and drinks, courtesy of The Friends of Rookery Bay)
WEST COAST
EAST COAST
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Weedon Island Preserve
Palm Beach County Extension
2-4pm
1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
2-4pm
559 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
RSVP REQUIRED by June 1, 2012
RSVP REQUIRED by July 6, 2012
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Other Updates
• Operation Cleansweep no longer in service
• Launching a DVD and workbook [CITT]
• Revising Powerpoint presentations [CITT]
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New Module 1: Overview
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Thank you!
Nonpoint Source Management Section
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
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