Professional Scuba Schools (PSS) Worldwide is conducting two crossover sessions during the week of DEMA, as they bring their unique brand of training to North America. Any certified dive leader from a RSTC recognized training agency is qualified to attend one of the two sessions either on November 11 or November 17.
“This is an excellent opportunity for dive leaders to learn new and exciting methods for instructing and developing divers,” said Derik Crotts, PSS, Director of Operations for North America and Caribbean. “For those looking for a change, there is no risk in choosing to invest in your growth as an instructor and becoming exposed to a different philosophy in dive training.”
Instructors who have signed up, and started their crossover, are impressed with what they have seen.
“I really like the way the PSS course management system is arranged,” said Steve Lubas of Scuba Made Easy. “The ability the instructor has to follow their student’s training, interject when needed, and customize the face-to-face training really enhances the learning process and makes more economical use of both the instructor’s and student’s time.”
“My initial impressions are very favorable, said Steve Herr, an instructor from Orlando, Florida. “The information is presented in clear and logical manner and is a welcome contrast to the training material I currently use.”
“Being able to study the course material on multiple devices is perfect for students on the go,” said Warren Dutton, an instructor from Pennsylvania. “I started a lesson on my desktop and finished on my mobile phone while on the train.”
The PSS EVO system is comprehensive and allows for training management on a single platform and eliminates the need for hardcopy forms, records and learning material. This is not only environmentally friendly but reduces unnecessary costs for the instructor or dive business.
“It is clear to me that PSS is focused on ensuring the most effective learning takes place and does so without adding excessive burdens on the student, instructor or business,” added Lubas.
“The flow of the lessons are easy to follow and having timed tests adds the extra push needed for the student to stay focused. Well done,” added Dutton.
Don’t miss out on your chance to see what these instructors, any many more like them, have already experienced by attending one of the special DEMA crossovers being conducted at the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando located at 9000 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819. This special rate course is only $150 and includes all training materials, certification fees, as well as the PSS leadership dues for the remainder of 2019 and 2020!
Preregistration and completion of crossover eLearning is required before the start of the selected one-day event. This eLearning will serve as a basis to explain and show, during the crossover, how the “flipped teaching” and “corrective session” teaching concepts work. You can register for the crossover at https://www.pssworldwide.org/xover2019/index.asp .
If you are unable to attend the crossover but would like to learn more about PSS, two informational sessions are being offered at DEMA- one on Wednesday, November 13 at 3:00 PM, in room W304A, and the other on Friday, November 15, at 11:00 AM in room W304D.
DEMA attendees are also encouraged to stop by booth #2770 to learn more about the PSS Worldwide training programs and the evolution of dive education and training.