This is a 2-day event explores the CAP model (how kids think, move, and feel) and teaching progressions for children in different age zones. We will also explore children’s movement patterns “kids moveology”, and work on your own skiing/riding skills and improvement. On day 2 we cover building kid friendly teaching progressions with the Play Drill Adventure Summary method as well as focus on your own skiing/riding development. We’ll finish the day with informal group teaching presentations. This is a pass/fail event.Prerequisites:
Must be a Certified Level I Instructor, current with membership and actively working in a snowsports school. Must download and complete the CS1 Workbook (found at www.psia-w.org website under “Resources”) -it is handed in the first day of the event. Read the Children’s Instruction Manual, second edition published 2008 (use to complete workbook, available at www.thesnowpros.org in the Accessories Catalog), the Children’s Instruction Manual, 1st edition, and the Alpine Entry Level Guide for Children’s Instruction (available on the National website).
Children’s Level 1 Online exam Children’s Resources
Children’s Level 1 Online exam
It’s time to start thinking about personal and professional goals, and making plans to take advantage of the excellent development opportunities that PSIA/AASI-W will be offering this winter.
At registration you will have the option to select from the sessions below. There are educational events, Level 1 or the Level 2 accreditation taking place during this week of Children specific fun!
Children’s Level 1 & 2 Online exam Children’s Resources
Children’s Level 1 & 2 Online exam
Children’s Specialist L2 Feb 7th to 9th
This is a three-day event that assists instructors at designing and implementing creative, appropriate and movement oriented lesson plans for children 4-14. These lesson plans are focused at the high intermediate through expert level of the selected discipline. The idea is for the participants to demonstrate their ability to understand and use teaching principles provided in the Children’s Manual and other materials to develop polished and creative lesson plans. Each participant gives a full presentation lasting 45 minutes, with follow up feedback from the group on the last day of the course. Participants should have an in-depth understanding of the CAP Model utilizing previous lesson experiences. Real vs. Ideal movement patterns at higher skill levels will be reviewed. Creative and experimental lesson planning will be emphasized. This course is very interactive Prerequisites: Must be a Certified Level 2 or 3 Instructor (Alpine, Snowboard, Nordic, Adaptive), current with membership and actively working in a snowsports school. Must have completed the Children’s Specialist 1* Must complete the CS 2 Workbook (found at www.psia-w.org website under “Resources”) and deliver to the clinician on the first day of the event. *Level 2-3 certified instructors in any discipline may petition for special permission to skip the CS1 requirement.
Children’s Specialist L2
Select the event in the event Search above and will be re-directed to the national site www.thesnowpros.org for event registration. If it is your first time logging in you will use your national ID number as your username and password. We do not accept phone registration. A late registration fee of $ 20 may be assessed for signups less than two weeks from the event. Not a member with PSIA/AASI but are with another Professional Organization (NSP, USSA) or National Search not working, use one of these forms:
School Director Approval is required. Your Request must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the date you propose. You will be contacted if the request is approved.
Did you know, customized events can be arranged. We strongly encourage participating in the current events we have scheduled on our Calendar however if you are so inclined to organize a group with your school Directors approval with a minimum of 5 participants, you may complete a Traveling Event Request. Not all traveling events will be approved. Please look at Calendar of Blackout Dates prior to submitting a request.
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