Education Development Funding

About the PSIA-W Education Foundation’s Educational Development Fund:

The Education Development Fund supports the mission the Foundation to provide education opportunities for professional ski and snowboard instructors. Applicants are encouraged to submit innovative and creative ideas that can positively impact the widest possible cross-section of our membership. These projects can run the gamut from On-Snow education to materials, books, pamphlets or internet content.

Who may apply: PSIA/AASI West members in good standing and representatives of PSIA/AASI West Member Schools in good standing.

Examples of possible projects are:

Travel and expenses to provide education to a remote location where our members are not geographically close to our normal ‘calendar events’. For example,

  • Travel and expenses to provide education to a remote location where our members are not geographically close to our normal ‘calendar events’. For instance a resort could apply for training on ‘how to’ set up an  Adaptive program at your  resort, or specialized instruction for your staff training.
  • Reprinting or translation of our of print manuals or resources.  On example: the recent translation into Spanish of the “New Instructors Guide to Snowsports”
  • Educational PowerPoint’s, videos, instruction manuals of subjects such as Maslow’s Hierarchy, Piaget’s developmental theory, Kolberg’s stages of moral development, Vigotsky’s social learning theory, etc…
  • AASI-W recent update “Western Snowboard Instructors Handbook” pocket guide for the professional snowboard teacher. The unit cost for the booklet paid for its printing and distribution.

How to apply: please submit an email to mdion@psia-w.org, with Educational Materials Development Funding Application in the subject title. Please include the following attachments in either pdf or word.doc format:

1. Professional Resume

2. A “business plan” that describes how this educational development project is unique and innovative, fulfilling a core need of the PSIA/AASI-W membership, and how this educational material project might create positive revenue for the Education Foundation.

3. Applicant should perform ‘due diligence’ to insure that they are not duplicating a project that is similar to one in the works through PSIA/AASI National office.

4. A signed release of proprietary rights to PSIA-W Education Foundation (see printable attachment below)