The CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor certification course is open to strong intermediate snowboarders, aged 15 years and older. Candidates on the Level 1 Course will spend time exploring snowboarding technique and teaching methods across a variety of venues, both on-snow (up to and including intermediate terrain) and during indoor presentations.
The CASI Level 1 course is an introductory course, designed to give successful candidates the skills necessary to begin their role as a new instructor in the industry. Beginner teaching methods, understanding of basic snowboard technique, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills will be addressed.
Candidates will receive coaching on their snowboarding, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Level 1 standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach beginner snowboarders up to the Novice Turn level.
The Level 1 certification is a pre-requisite for the CASI Level 2 Instructor certification, as well as the Park Instructor course.
3 days December 8, 9, 10 2023 totaling a minimum of 18 hours (including evaluations).
The CASI Level 2 Instructor certification is for any snowboarder that has passed the Level 1 certification, and has an interest in teaching more experienced snowboarders. CASI recommends that Level 2 candidates have prior experience teaching snowboarding in a snow school setting (approximately 45 hours) before attempting the Level 2 certification. This is not a mandatory requirement, and all Level 1 members are welcomed on the course, however, it is recommended in order to help ensure success on the Level 2 evaluations.
The goal of the Level 2 course is to develop a skills-based teaching approach for intermediate snowboarding, as well as an understanding of CASI technique and methodology, and the role of snowboard teaching within the industry. It combines practical snowboard teaching methods, technical understanding and development, as well as development of guest interaction and technical analysis skills.
Candidates will receive coaching on their riding and teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Level 2 standard in both areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach snowboarders up to the intermediate level (skills and terrain).
Level 2 is a prerequisite for the Level 3 certification.
4 days Jan 25, 26, 27, 28 2024 totaling a minimum of 24 hours (including evaluations).
The CSIA Level 1 Course is designed to introduce and develop the basic skills for teaching new skiers of all ages with a focus on teaching children.
Time will be spent exploring:
• How to teach safely in the age of COVID-19
• Collaborative Teaching Approaches and Lesson Planning
• CSIA Technical Concepts
• Ski Improvement
• Guest Service and Communication Skills
Candidates will receive coaching on their skiing, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Level 1 Standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions and
strategies for long-term development. The successful Candidate is certified to teach first-time skiers through Intermediate level students.
Duration: 3 days December 8, 9, 10 2023
The Level 2 Teacher Development Course is designed to give you the opportunity to develop and practice teaching approaches and strategies that address a broader range of student skill levels.
With guidance from your Course Conductor, you will explore:
• Teaching with COVID-19 protocols in mind
• Collaborative Teaching
• Assessment and Development using CSIA Technical Concepts
• Level 2 Teach Exam Performance Criteria Practice teaching opportunities within your group will help you try new ideas, gain insight into the effectiveness of your approach and prepare you for the Level 2 Teach Exam.
Duration: 2 days January 27 & 28 2024