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(Private) Children's Specialist 1 Hybrid Exam (Private Event - Cascade Mountain)

Day 1: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CT
Day 2: Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CT
Day 3: Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CT
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Event Type: Certificate Assessment

Location: Cascade Mountain (Outside the Daisy Building. (Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event))
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the event.

Available Registration Packages (click for more info):
Children's Specialist 1 Hybrid Exam:
- First Chair Rate: $0.00 (available through Tuesday, February 21)
- Last Chair Rate: $25.00
- CEUs: 12

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership, Children's Specialist 1 E-Learning Course, Level I Certification

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 10:59 pm CT

Online Registration: CLOSED

Offline Registration: Contact the region office.

Course Description:

The Children's Specialist 1 (CS1) is an entry-level, multi-discipline (Alpine, Snowboard, and Telemark) children's education course for PSIA - AASI (Level I Certified or Higher) Members and includes an evaluation.

The clinic is designed around teaching children in groups utilizing the concepts and knowledge gained by studying the written materials and completing the Children's Specialist 1 E-learning courses (or CS1 Cross country Workbook). The program's purpose is to share and improve the candidate's ability to provide great lessons to our largest customer base in Central Division, children.

The event will consist of: (When registering, the participant will be registered for the online & on-snow sessions)

  • An Online E-learning portion
  • One 2-hour Online Prep Webinars
  • Will include a discussion of the National Standards and Performance
  • Review of the concepts of movement analysis with children
  • Participants will the prep webinar to develop their lesson plan. Using the teaching log and feedback before the on-snow presentation.
  • A Two-Day On-Snow Module
  • Participants will continue to learn tools for creating engaging and creative lessons.
  • The student will have the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned through an assessment of their technical and movement analysis skills and preparation of a people and teaching skills segment for children in the beginner to intermediate zones.

CS1 facilitators assess candidate knowledge, comprehension, and application of materials throughout the entire event. Active participation and attendance are required throughout each session of the event.

Prerequisites for Registration:

  • Current Member of PSIA-AASI
  • PSIA-AASI Level I Certification or Higher in any discipline
  • Read and obtain the following materials (Digitial or Printed)
  • Teaching Snowsports Manual
  • Children's Instructional Manual (2nd Edition) - legacy manual
  • Teaching Children Snowsports Manual (2021)
  • Complete the Children's Specialist 1 E-Learning Course
  • Review & Start the Children's Specialist 1 Teaching Log -This is your lesson plan for the on-snow presentation. You will develop this during the online sessions and submit it to the clinician running the event.

For more information on the prerequisites & recommended materials for this course, please review the PSIA AASI Central Children's Education & Certification Page.

Additional Event Details:

This is a private event open to only Cascade Mountain Instructors. All others will be canceled without notice.

*Access information for the virtual event will be included in the event confirmation email.

The Prep Webinar: 7:00 PM (CT) - 9:00 PM (CT) (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)) (03/01/23)

The On-Snow Event will be held from 9:00 AM (CT) - 4:00 PM (CT) on (03/11/23-03/12/23). (Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the event)

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Children's Specialist 1 Hybrid Exam

Package Price:
- First Chair Rate: $0.00 (available through Tuesday, February 21)
- Last Chair Rate: $25.00

CEUs: 12

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership

Registration Deadline Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 10:59 pm CT

This package includes each of the following sections.

Virtual & On-Snow Sessions (Includes the following):
- Children\'s Specialist 1 Prep Webinar
     March 1, 2023 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CT
- Children\'s Specialist 1 On-Snow Exam
     March 11, 2023, 9:00 am to March 12, 2023, 4:00 pm CT

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