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IFC Educators Academy

August 15, 2023 - August 17, 2023

IFC Educators Academy – Present, Trained, Willing:  A research-based response to the active shooter threat based on data collected by Ed Monk, using modern learner-centric educational theory and data-driven analysis of real-world threats.


18 scholarships are available to Iowa public and private school staff members. 


What is the IFC Educator Academy?

The Iowa Firearms Coalition, in cooperation with active-shooter researcher Lt. Col. Ed Monk (US Army retired) and military veteran and police trainer Adam Winch of Defenders-USA, have developed the IFC Educator Academy: Present, Trained, Willing.

Three full days of training begin with a historical look at the active shooter threat in schools and the sobering reality that the threat must be neutralized in the first 30 seconds to one minute in order to keep the victim count low.

Educators will be trained in basic tactical movement and the balance of speed and accuracy when firing a handgun.  Each participant will be evaluated with a firearms skills assessment before the training and at the end to gather metrics on improvement in accuracy, time to draw from concealment and the ability to shoot precisely at a variety of distances under pressure.  This data will be used to tweak the curriculum with the goal of offering “best practices” and streaming video content of Ed Monk’s presentation to all interested Iowa educational institutions. Additional instructional blocks include Trauma Medicine, Deep Concealment for Educators, and What to Do When the Shooting Stops.

18 participants will be selected to attend the 30-hour course.  Applicants should have or will obtain, an Iowa permit to carry weapons before the class. The scholarship covers the $1000.00 course fee and lunch during training.  Successful applicants will need to provide an appropriate firearm, concealed holster, and a minimum of 500 rounds of ammunition.

LISTEN HERE for the Simon Conway WHO Radio 1040AM interview centering on the IFC Educator Academy.

Each Attendee Will Receive -30 hours of Instruction -Lunch each Day -Steak dinner with a presentation by Ed Monk.


Day 1 August 15, 2023 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Day 2 August 16, 2023 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Day 3 August 17, 2023 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.



CrossRoads Shooting Sports
5550 Johnston Dr
Johnston, IA 50131 United States
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