Children’s Event Descriptions

This two-day on-snow clinic will focus on strategies for managing a variety of levels and ages within a family private lesson.

Topics will include:

* Setting yourself up for success – goal setting; who wants what and who’s in charge? Who ultimately has the say in what goes on – Dad? Mom? The kids? You?

* Terrain choices – Minimize terrain and maximize challenge

* Breaking the ice – conversation starters for the whole family rather than the family spokesperson

* Managing the individuals within the group and facilitating change with various levels.

 

This in-depth two-day on snow event will include topics for teaching children of all ages within levels 1 through 5. Topics include games and exercises to develop skills and enhance movement patterns, movement analysis, and usage of the C.A.P. model. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of this event to recognize knowledge, skill, and expertise as a children’s specialist 1. (Please refer to the PSIA/AASI National Standards document for a more complete description of children’s specialist 1. This document is on the PSIA-RM website under children’s reference materials.)

Candidates will be evaluated as follows: an online comprehension quiz which needs to be completed PRIOR to attending the CS1, completion of the online workbook which is turned in at the CS1 event, and on snow teaching scenarios along with movement analysis during the on-snow CS1 event. The CS1 facilitator will provide each candidate with suggestions for areas of improvement at the candidate’s request during the event.

 

Children’s Specialist 2 is a 3-day on snow event. You must sign up for each of the three days below, and all 3 days must be taken as a “block” all at the same time, at the same location. All participants are required to complete the CS2 Online quiz successfully before attending the CS2 event and download and complete the Children’s Specialist 2 Workbook and Study Guide prior to attending Children’s Specialist 2. Please bring your completed workbook with you; it will be collected when you check in for the event. Put your name on each page.

Children’s Specialist 2 is a three-day on-snow scored examination process. It is open to candidates of any discipline that have previously achieved level II certification. The Child Specialist 2 is one of the most informational and job-specific events offered in PSIA-RM. The event focuses on the specifics of child development and the application of this knowledge when teaching. Participants will need to integrate their technical understanding of the CAP model with movement analysis and scored teaching activities for children ages 3-teen, levels 5 and higher. Participants are evaluated on their knowledge and expertise in teaching children and are awarded Children’s Specialist 2 upon successful completion of the 3-day event, the online quiz, and completion of the CS2 workbook. (Please refer to the PSIA/AASI National Standards document for a more complete description of children’s specialist 2. This document is on the PSIA-RM website under children’s reference materials.)

This course is designed for Children’s Rocky Mountain Trainer candidates and area resort children’s trainers. The clinic will cover an overview of the skill sets required to becoming an RM Trainer. Participants will complete exercises and activities similar to those expected at the Children’s RMT selection. Multi-discipline groups will participate in objective building, on-snow clinic leading, movement analysis, indoor presentations, and technical knowledge development. Insight to RM Children’s products and preparing candidates for Children’s Specialists will be a common theme throughout the two days. Clinic leading and presentations will focus on experiential learning using creative, movement based learning activities and experiences to share knowledge.

This course is designed to verify a candidate’s ability to develop and lead a variety of children’s clinics at their home resort, including preparation clinics for CS1 and CS2. A successful candidate will pass all sections of the exam and become a Children’s Rocky Mountain Trainer. Candidates will be asked to lead multi-discipline on-snow clinics, demonstrate level appropriate children’s movement analysis, and lead indoor presentations. Candidate’s workbooks will be reviewed and examiners will choose one of the clinic outlines from the workbook for the candidate to lead during the event.  Clinic leading and presentations will focus on experiential learning using creative and movement based learning activities to share knowledge.

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