This site is provided as a means of communication with the USPS National Instructor Development Committee (IDCom) and provides access to information and tools to assist instructors and SEOs. We welcome your questions and comments.
R/C Tom Shuell, SN
Stf/C Robert Rayburn, SN
See the Instructor Development Course web page for the latest downloadable instructions. (06 Dec 15)
The ID Student Manual file has been updated to add "02-ID 2013 Contents & Intro May 23.pdf" and "17-ID 2013 Appendix F May 23.pdf" to the zipped file. Students who have downloaded the previous zipped file should add these two PDF files to their student manual. (19 May 14)
A blank one-hour lesson plan and a lesson plan evaluation form are new and can be downloaded from the ID course web page. The Instructions to instructors have also been updated, and are available on the same web page. (12 Mar 14)
A PowerPoint presentation (898KB, PPT) on how to prepare a storyboard in preparation for putting a course or seminar on-line was given at the San Antonio meeting in September 2013. The principal of storyboarding is useful in developing any presentation. (10 Oct 13)
The new Instructor Development course is available only via download from the Instructor Development course web page under Downloads. (28 Feb 13)
Exams for the older ID course dated 2005 are no longer available for ordering. (03 Jun 13)
Although not a national award, the Prince Henry the Navigator Award is presented annually by most Districts for educational performance by a squadron, with emphasis on celestial navigation achievement. Download a brief history of this award (PDF, 30KB).
If you have any questions or comments about ID course materials or procedures, teaching aids, or the Chapman Award, please contact the National Instructor Development Committee chairman by e-mail, phone or postal service mail. Please be sure to keep your SEO and/or DEO advised of any correspondence you may have with the National committee. Addresses for the National IDCom chairman are listed in The ENSIGN and on the Committee Chairpersons page.
We will try to answer your questions as soon as possible, but please allow 5 working days for an answer.
If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, submit a resume on-line at the Committee on Nominations web site.