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Children's Specialist 1 Exam (Certification Festival)

Day 1: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 7 pm - 8 pm ET
Day 2: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 6 pm - 9 pm ET
Day 3: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 6 pm - 9 pm ET
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Event Type: Certificate Assessment

Location: Brandywine Ski Resort (BMBW) (TBA - Meeting Location will be sent out by email by the event leader.)
Arrive 15 minutes before event start time

Host Division: Central

Available Registration Packages (click for more info):
Children's Specialist 1 Hybrid Exam:
- First Chair Rate: $135.00 (available through Monday, February 13)
- Last Chair Rate: $160.00
- CEUs: 12

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership, Children's Specialist 1 E-Learning Course, Level I Certification

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 11:59 pm ET

Online Registration: CLOSED

Course Description:

The Children's Specialist 1 (CS1) is an entry-level, multi-discipline (Alpine, Snowboard, and Telemark) children's education course for PSIA - AASI (Level I Certified or Higher) Members and includes an evaluation.

The clinic is designed around teaching children in groups utilizing the concepts and knowledge gained by studying the written materials and completing the Children's Specialist 1 E-learning courses (or CS1 Cross country Workbook). The program's purpose is to share and improve the candidate's ability to provide great lessons to our largest customer base in Central Division, children.

The event will consist of: (When registering, the participant will be registered for the online & on-snow sessions)

  • An Online E-learning portion
  • One 2-hour Online Prep Webinars
  • Will include a discussion of the National Standards and Performance
  • Review of the concepts of movement analysis with children
  • Participants will the prep webinar to develop their lesson plan. Using the teaching log and feedback before the on-snow presentation.
  • A Two-Day On-Snow Module
  • Participants will continue to learn tools for creating engaging and creative lessons.
  • The student will have the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned through an assessment of their technical and movement analysis skills and preparation of a people and teaching skills segment for children in the beginner to intermediate zones.

CS1 facilitators assess candidate knowledge, comprehension, and application of materials throughout the entire event. Active participation and attendance are required throughout each session of the event.

Prerequisites for Registration:

  • Current Member of PSIA-AASI
  • PSIA-AASI Level I Certification or Higher in any discipline
  • Read and obtain the following materials (Digitial or Printed)
  • Teaching Snowsports Manual
  • Children's Instructional Manual (2nd Edition) - legacy manual
  • Teaching Children Snowsports Manual (2021)
  • Complete the Children's Specialist 1 E-Learning Course
  • Review & Start the Children's Specialist 1 Teaching Log -This is your lesson plan for the on-snow presentation. You will develop this during the online sessions and submit it to the clinician running the event.

For more information on the prerequisites & recommended materials for this course, please review the PSIA AASI Central Children's Education & Certification Page.

Additional Event Details:

This Children's Specialist 1 (CS1) is a one-day on-snow evaluation-only event (no clinic day).

It was designed for PSIA-AASI Certified Instructors who have experience teaching in Children’s Programs and can meet CS1 standards. It’s a great way to earn professional recognition for your skills and a CS1 pin for your instructor jacket. The group will consist of both snowboarders and skiers.

*Access information for the virtual event will be included in the confirmation email.

The Prep Webinar: 7:00 PM (ET) - 8:00 PM (ET) (02/21/23)

The On-Snow Event will be held from 6:00 PM (ET) to 9:00 PM (ET) on (02/28/23-03/01/23)(Please arrive 20 minutes before the start of the event)


Children's Specialist 1 Hybrid Exam

Package Price:
- First Chair Rate: $135.00 (available through Monday, February 13)
- Last Chair Rate: $160.00

CEUs: 12

Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership

Registration Deadline Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 11:59 pm ET

This package includes each of the following sections.

Children's Specialist 1 Exam (Virtual & On-Snow) (Includes the following):
- Children\'s Specialist 1 Prep Webinar
     February 21, 2023 from 7 pm to 8 pm ET
- Children\'s Specialist 1 On-Snow Exam
     February 28, 2023, 6 pm to March 1, 2023, 9 pm ET

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