This course focuses on preparing candidates to deliver successful beginner experiences. The course covers fundamental skills that improve the effectiveness of instruction and coaching at all levels. Participants will be encouraged to share their own methods, progressions, and experiences. Topics to be covered include professionalism, the learning connection, Classic & Skate technique, lesson delivery, providing feedback, and movement analysis. The prep will also provide an opportunity to meet exam facilitators and prepare for the on-snow exam.
Candidates for the Level 1 exam must complete the exam prep prior to taking the on-snow exam.
Prerequisites for L1 Exam Prep:
Event for Level 1 instructors and coaches who want to prepare for the skiing, technical, and teaching skills in the Level 2 exam. You will receive clear feedback on the level of your skiing and teaching skills relative to the National standards. T This is a two-day event.
Prerequisites for L2 Exam Prep:
Event for Level 2 instructors and coaches who want to prepare for the skiing, technical, and teaching skills in the Level 3 exam. You will receive clear feedback on the level of your skiing and teaching skills relative to the National standards as well as tips to prepare for the level 3 exam. This is a two-day event.
Prerequisites for L3 Exam Prep:
Clinic with Central education staff for one or two days. Clinics will provide enhanced personal skill improvement in a low stress, engaging small group event. Workshops will cover a wide range of topics most relevant to the group and facilitate guided learning. Be prepared for lots of skiing on both classic and skate equipment.
Candidates will be assessed on their demonstration of skills acquired during the Level 1 Exam Prep. Candidates will participate in on-snow activities for both Classic and Skate disciplines. Expect to be on Classic skis in the AM and Skate skis in the PM.
The first day will primarily be a workshop clinic, allowing the group to refine their skiing skills through the use of video analysis, feedback from the group leader, and interaction within the group. Teaching methods, drills, etc. will also be covered. The second day will include the teaching presentations by the exam candidates along with more skill refinement and technical discussions. Each candidate will be given a personal evaluation by the group leaders at the conclusion of the event.
Prerequisites for L1 on snow exam:
People skills will be assessed throughout the exam process. During the exam it is expected for all candidates to demonstrate people skills at or above level 1 standards.
You will have opportunities to teach to a beginner level student or group. Exact duration of the teaching sessions will depend on event logistics. Be prepared to teach a topic of your choice and a topic of the examiners choice. After you teach, your examiners will review your session with you.
Be prepared to ski all maneuvers and tasks listed in the Level 1 National Standards. Some tasks may be videoed and reviewed individually or with the group. Personal feedback on your performance of the maneuvers and tasks is an essential part of the certification process. We will be assessing how you give and receive feedback.
Movement analysis will be done by looking at video. You may also be asked technical questions during your teaching session and throughout the event.
This program tests an instructor’s skiing skills, teaching ability and technical knowledge.
Prerequisites for L2 on snow exam:
This program tests an instructor’s skiing skills, teaching ability and technical knowledge. This exam requires excellent people, teaching, and technical skills. Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise at or above level 3 standards
Prerequisites for L3 on snow exam:
This assessment-based certificate course is offered to PSIA-AASI certified instructors. The course will help you understand how children; think, feel about themselves, interact with others, and move as they grow and develop. You will see how this understanding can be creatively applied to Beginner/Novice into Intermediate Zone lessons. You will have the opportunity to share your knowledge with the group and compare it to the National Standard.
Prerequisites for XC CS1 exam:
**Note: Maintain active certification status by paying annual dues and obtaining a minimum of 6 CEU’s every membership year (July 1 – June 30.) Any CEU hours greater than 6 obtained in a membership year will be applied towards the CEU requirement for the following membership year only.
The Pathway to Education Staff Portal describes the various ways a Central Division Level 3 Instructor can work his or her way towards becoming a member of the Central Division Education Staff as a Staff Member or as an Examiner.
Open to anyone meeting the prerequisites.
For more information, contact a Central Discipline Administrator.