Children’s Specialist Level 1 and 2 Exams

February 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am – February 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sierra At Tahoe

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 Specialist L1 Feb 5th and 6th

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 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 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 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 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.



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