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Candidate registers for an L2 Teaching Audit, a time is scheduled, appointments will be available most Thursday evenings during the normal season.
Candidates may choose an actual student*, a peer or a colleague with no more than L1 certification. Lesson content should be appropriate for the intermediate zone- from advanced wedge christy through medium radius turns, conditions of the day, or intro to bumps. The lesson will be videoed by their trainer or director teaching a 20 minute/1 run clinic to their "student". The trainer/videographer will have completed a "best practices" training in order to be safe on the slopes while videoing. All appropriate elements of the Teaching Model should be present in the video. The candidate's name must be clearly stated or evident on the video.
Candidates may submit their video using a StoryBoard, available from the PSIA-C.Org website. This google slides tool allows candidates to upload segments of video to the storyboard, seeking to ensure that each element of the teaching cycle is evident to the assessors. An instructional video is available to aid in this process. Candidates must be aware that checking all of the boxes in the storyboard may not meet the standard, and should expect deep-dive questions from their education staff during the review.
Alternatively, a One-Continuous-Shot approach is possible- edits, cuts or clips are only permissible for chair rides.
While the Storyboard approach helps a candidate ensure that they capture all elements of the lesson, the One-Continuous-Shot approach may give a clearer picture of lesson flow and dynamics.
Videos may be rejected for quality without prejudice, one resubmission is permissible at no additional charge.
*The student must sign a video release form- if a minor, they must have a parent sign.
Candidates join a web meeting with an Examiner panel. As many as 6 Examiners will sit upon the panel .Two Examiners take the lead and have the ability to ask questions directly, the remaining examiners may message one another with questions, but the candidates will only hear two voices. The candidate's video is played, and the candidate may narrate the lesson as it is transpiring, explaining the objective, their observations, their plan, activities, and outcomes. Outcomes should be evident in the video. Examiners may ask questions, including ad hoc variations on the lesson plans presented. Examiners will also have a list of "scripted" questions which serve to identify Teaching, Student Connection Skills.
Elements that MUST be present on the video (Relationship Skills, Choice of Activities, Presentation of Information, Decision Making processes).
Elements to be expected outside of the video:
Examiners on the panel score in real time but may review for feedback writing. Scores are not visible to candidates until final. Final reports may take up to two days to complete.
With approval from the candidate and a signed video release, any Passing Presentation will go "Live" on the divisions YouTube Channel as an example of a passing L2, with annotations if necessary and appropriate.