PSIA-AASI Releases E-Learning Module for Entry Level Instructors

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In an effort to expand resources for those looking to become snowsports instructors, the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) has launched the Entry Level Instructor’s Guide. This new e-learning tool details in easy-to-understand language what to expect in becoming a professional snowsports instructor.

The Entry Level Instructor’s Guide is the first in a series of online e-courses produced by PSIA-AASI that introduces the basics of teaching snowsports, PSIA-AASI as an organization, and PSIA-AASI models and concepts to prospective instructors or newly hired instructors. Each course integrates on-snow video content of snowsports classes in action, as well as downloadable attachments and links for additional research and learning.

“We’re always excited when we launch a new education product, and this one is at the start of a whole new range.” said Earl Saline, PSIA-AASI Professional Development Manager. “As technology has evolved, we are looking at how PSIA-AASI can evolve it’s delivery of education content and we’re excited to improve our online resources with the addition of these e-courses.”

The Entry Level Instructor’s Guide is a 14-minute online course that guides the viewer through a slide show providing an overview of what to expect as a new instructor. With voice-over and video content included, the course is an interactive experience that extends well beyond simply reading text on a screen. This free resource is available to anyone interested in learning more about snowsports instruction through the PSIA-AASI website, TheSnowPros.org.

“Our extension into e-learning came from a desire to provide valuable information for new instructors in a whole new way,” says Saline. “Rather than replace instructor training that a school might provide, the Entry Level Instructor’s Guide is meant to compliment that training for new staff. This piece was developed with members, trainers, and school director input, whose combination of knowledge and experience allowed us to create a great introduction to teaching snowsports that will translate regardless of where an instructor might be working or volunteering.”

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Why Youth Protection Training is valuable.

It protects youth. It may also keep you from losing your job and your lifestyle. 

People who volunteer with the Boy Scouts of Americaor other youth organizations are now required to take classes in how

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to deal with youth and avoid dangerous situations. The classes for the BSA are called Youth Protection Training. The training is designed to keep youth from being molested by adults and to protect the privacy of the youth in the organization. This training is important for the youth and for the organization.

Many times I see adults resisting this training because they feel it does not apply to them. It is not necessary or is a waste of time. They don’t molest youth, why take the training.

However, this training can be extremely critical for an adult.

By following the programs an adult is never put in a position where he can be accused of doing something wrong!

Many years ago I was asked to investigate different claims against the Boy Scouts by my local BSA council. Most of the investigation was simply following up to fill paperwork for the council and see if the council might be at risk.

However, once it was not so easy. A man had been accused by a female youth member of sexual improprieties. After six months of work, I knew that she was lying. There was no time and place that the incident could have occurred. The accused was with other members of the unit at all times. The youth had a motive. She hated the leader.

Not so bad you think. Not really. The accused had a very high security clearance for his job. He lost his clearance and was not able to participate at work. He said the six months might set him back permanently in his employment.

An innocent man was wrongly accused and nearly lost everything.

Youth Protection Training protects youth and adults!

If you are interested in the BSA youth protection training you can get it here: BSA Online Learning Center. If you do not have a BSA account you will have to create one here before you can start the training.

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