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Children's Specialist 1 Assessment (2-Day)

Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 8:45 am - 4:30 pm MT (2 Days)
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Event Type: Certificate Assessment

Location: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (Inside the Solitude Building (Sweetwater Gondola Midstation))
IMPORTANT: You will need to pick up your J card prior to boarding the gondola in Cafe 6311 in the Bridger Center. Please note that you will not be able to store gear in the Solitude Building and will need to leave it at the base or in your car prior to going up the lift.

Host Division: Intermountain

Registration Information:
- First Chair Rate: $220.00 (available through Monday, March 13)
- Last Chair Rate: $245.00
- CEUs: 12

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership, CS1 E-learning course, Primary discipline level 1 certification

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 11:59 pm MT

Online Registration: CLOSED

Course Description:

Course Overview: The Children's Specialist 1 (CS1) is a 2-day interactive, assessment-based certificate event. The event covers teaching children of all ages from the beginner/novice through the intermediate zones with an emphasis in working with a GROUP of children.

Course Learning Outcomes

The CS1 Learning Outcomes follow the Learning Connection Model's outline with children's specific criteria:

People Skills

  • Engages in developmentally appropriate communication to address the needs of a group of children and their parents.
  • Addresses intrapersonal and interpersonal situations with children and their parents in a developmentally appropriate manner.

Teaching Skills

  • Uses provided information about children and parents to plan relevant learning experiences through the intermediate zone.
  • Delivers group-focused learning experiences that have developmentally realistic outcomes.

Technical Skills

  • Identifies and describes distinct stages of cognitive, affective, and physical growth, including psycho-motor development for a group of children, relative to snowsports, through the intermediate zone.
  • Identifies and describes cause and effect relationships influenced by child growth, stages of psychomotor development and equipment options and prescribes a solution for a single fundamental in a group setting through the intermediate zone.

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