Instructors Agree, E-Learning Courses are Awesome—See Why!

E-Learning courses provide instructors with an easy to access online resource for teaching tactics, best practices, off-snow training tips and in some cases, the opportunity to earn continuing education units.

Here’s an overview of some of the most popular E-Learning options, and why your fellow instructors think they can benefit you!

Course for New Instructors

Whether you are interested in becoming an instructor or are just getting your teaching career started, Course for New Instructors is intended to give you basic information about what it means to be an instructor.

“Good review on teaching principles and lesson framework. The #RideAnotherDay video is a tragic but important story, and one that instructors should keep in mind with guests while on the slope.”   - Kevin Williston

“I enjoyed this course because it refreshed my memory of The Teaching Cycle, the importance of safety and the different learning styles an instructor needs to know to be an effective teacher.”  - Trudy Davis

“An awesome course that was definitely a good reminder of the safety and passion that needs to be brought to every teaching lesson.”   - Noah Stewart

Alpine Skiing Fundamentals

The Alpine Skiing Fundamentals course, written by PSIA Alpine Team member Matt Boyd, presents an in-depth review of the fundamentals, along with a look at their history and development. The course costs $40 for members. Upon completion, you earn two continuing education units.

“A great refresher of Fundamentals and Skills.”  - Dianna Pierson

“I highly recommend it. Great way to start getting your brain going again before the season starts.”  - Andre Koslowski

“It was so informative and clearly put together I would recommend we ask all of our training staff and instructors to go through it. I think it would provide for better understanding and usage of the fundamentals & Skills Concept . and how to apply them to their everyday teaching!”  - Jill Imsand Chumbley.

Delivering the Beginner Experience—Alpine

Delivering the Beginner Experience – Alpine is a course where you will learn techniques and tools to help give your students a successful beginner experience. Topics include:

  1. Why providing an excellent beginner lesson is important.
  2. How to work through the rental shop.
  3. Introducing yourself to the guest.
  4. Tips and tricks you can use to offer the best beginner experience
  5. Wrapping up.

“A great refresher. I think we should encourage returning staff to take it. Particularly, any instructors that became new members last year.”  - Kathy Brennan 

“Glad to see this as a component to on-boarding. Very well put together and the testlets at the end pull it altogether.” - Steven Stone

Delivering the Beginner Experience—Snowboard

Delivering the Beginner Experience – Snowboard is a course where you will learn techniques and tools to help give your students a successful beginner experience. Topics include:

  1. Why providing an excellent beginner lesson is important. 
  2. How to work through the rental shop.
  3. Introducing yourself to the guest.
  4. Tips and tricks you can use to offer the best beginner experience.
  5. Wrapping up.

“Let’s Go!”  - David D Redden

Delivering the Beginner Experience—Cross Country

In this course, you will learn techniques and tools to help give your students a successful beginner experience. The course is broken down into five separate sections that will walk you through:

  1. Why providing an excellent beginner lesson is important.
  2. How to work with the nordic center.
  3. Introducing yourself to the guest.
  4. On snow tips and tricks you can use to offer the best beginner experience.
  5. Wrapping up the lesson.

“This was fun. A good introduction for instructors.”  - Thomas Shaw

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