Interski 2019 kicks off March 17, in Pamporovo, Bulgaria -- where the PSIA-AASI National Team will represent you and share the Learning Connection at this all-important international event.
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You can read about how the PSIA-AASI Team has been building up to this event beginning at Interski 2011 in St. Anton, Austria, and also at Interski 2015 in Ushuaia, Argentina, in the Winter 2019 issue of 32 Degrees. Team members have also been ramping up for the event since Team Training took place last fall in Breckenridge, Colorado.
The Team arrived there with an extensive to-do list that included promoting the new Teaching Snowsports Manual, preparing for Interski 2019 in Pamporovo, Bulgaria, and further defining the differences between two of the three key skills of the Learning Connection -- people skills and teaching skills.
“This is the only chance we get to prepare our Interski message and presentations with face-to-face input from all disciplines in one location,” PSIA Alpine Team member Jennifer Simpson Weier said at Breckenridge. “Multi-discipline groups worked indoors to hash out outlines for indoor presentations on people and teaching skills,” she added. “As a group, we believe these two skill areas are the same across all disciplines, and it is incredibly important that we have a consistent message in these areas regardless of what country we are presenting in – whether in the U.S., Bulgaria, or elsewhere.”
AASI Snowboard Team member Nick Alfieri said of the new manual, “When we go to Interski, we expect to be asked questions about this new resource, and we want to be sending a consistent and simple message to other countries about the Learning Connection, especially with regard to people skills and teaching skills.”
He added that the team’s presentations “will be a significant component after the event in clinics here at home.”
Read more about the event right here.