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COE Manual (see program area-specific manuals below)

COE Van Driving

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Instructor Development Fund

LEAD 1960 - Get Academic Credit for COE Involvement

  • General info on LEAD 1960 - Learn more about how Odyssey Guides, PE Instructors and CTLC Facilitators can earn credit for working with COE!

COE Career Mentoring Support

Tick Information

Teambuilding and Group Facilitation

  • Group Teambuilding Games and Initiatives- A huge list of common portable elements, teambuilding activities, ice breakers and more. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the PDF version).
  • Instructor Bag of Tricks- A resource for COE instructors to use during classes. Includes icebreaker activities, fun games, name games, and opening/closing activities for small groups. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the PDF version).
  • The Experiential Learning Cycle- How does experiential learning happen in a PE class and how can you plan your class to support student growth?
  • Stages of team development- If you're working with a group of people, your team is going to go through different stages as they get to know each other and work towards challenges. Learn more about what that looks like and how to support the team that you're cultivating!
  • Facilitation techniques- Learn to facilitate an amazing and powerful experience for your students. 
  • Activities for great facilitation- These are a few excellent tools you can use in PE classes or ropes course programs to facilitate a meaningful experience. 
  • GRABBS Modality- Understand how to be intentional with the activities that you choose and the challenges that you give your group. 
  • How to give feedback- When working with co-instructors, feedback is essential to growth and development. Learn more here!
  • Debriefing- How to design a debriefing session after a program or PE course


PE Programs

General Course Folder Documents

Rock Climbing

Tree Climbing




Trail Running





Skiing and Snow Sports


Wilderness First Aid / First Responder


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COE Instructor's Bag of Tricks (click to download PDF) (1.24 MB) CTLC Group Teambuilding Games and Initiatives (click to download PDF) (1.25 MB)