With new-hire training at full throttle for many snowsports schools, PSIA-AASI’s recently unveiled "E-Learning Course for New Instructors" can be an invaluable resource for giving first-year and prospective instructors an early understanding of how to succeed on snow.
This e-learning course is designed as a tool to help onboard new hires and to complement the on-snow training new instructors may receive at a snowsports school hiring clinic.
“It’s a high-level overview about what it means to be a new instructor,” said PSIA-AASI Education Development Specialist Aleisha Padilla Seubert. “It was designed specifically for people who are thinking about getting into teaching, or have already started to work as an instructor and want to get up to speed before they teach their first lesson on the hill.”
The new course – available through this link – is FREE to all PSIA-AASI members and non-members who are beginning a role as a snowsports instructor. The course introduces new hires to three key aspects of being an instructor before working on the slopes, such as working as a professional, how to work with guests, and on-the-job safety. Complementing the online course is the Guide for New Instructors, a 17-page PDF available for free download here. This guide offers a deep dive into the ideal knowledge base for new instructors, covering professionalism and in-depth information on teaching, learning, and safety.
PSIA-AASI Job Board Benefits Instructors and Snowsports School Directors
Whether you’re an instructor looking to take your teaching skills to a new area, or a snowsports school director seeking to ramp up your staff in time for the holidays, the PSIA-AASI Job Board is here to help you. Click here to see how easy it is to post a job opening, or search for job anywhere in the country right now.
Matrix Monday: Exam Tasks
Are you training to attain a higher certification this season? The Matrix is a valuable digital resource to help you study, with videos for every discipline and every level of certification. You can even filter which videos to watch for your specific division. Check them all out right here. Happy training!
Mikaela Shiffrin Skis to First Downhill Win
U.S. Ski Team star Mikaela Shiffrin is already an ace in slalom and giant slalom. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the then-18-year-old became the youngest person to win a gold medal in slalom. But Saturday at the Lake Louise World Cup stop in Alberta, Canada, she added a new highlight to her racing resume, skiing to her first downhill win. Shiffrin, who was skiing in her fourth-ever downhill race, beat out Germany’s Viktoria Rebensberg by 0.13. U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn finished twelfth in the day’s standings.
- Peter Kray