CASI is very pleased to announce that Luc Belanger has accepted the role of Regional Coordinator (Quebec /Atlantic) for CASI.

In our line of work, learning is just as important as the act of snowboarding. We offer a lot of great information about how to structure a general learning environment. Concepts such as the principles of learning and learning styles are good examples of materials we offer to help instructors successfully interact with their students. 

All the background info we offer can become irrelevant if our students are not open to learning in the first place. Learning types differ from learning styles and can be tricky to identify at times, but with a little observation we can distinguish whether a student is ready to learn or not.

While we’re full on summer mode, we can still think about or practice in our daily activities some teaching skills that will be useful in our next snowboarding lessons. Here’s a great Teaching Tip from CASI National Technical Team Member Dom Oshanek, about how to use plain language when teaching. There might be some time before you teach your next snowboarding lesson - or maybe not if you are currently teaching somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere - but these teaching skills can use some mileage outside of snowboarding.

The National Technical Team encourages you to give this tip some thinking and try putting it in practice while speaking or explaining something to the people around you.

Have fun with it !

Dear members,

I am very pleased to announce that Geneviève Pilotto has accepted the role of Program Director for CASI.  

Geneviève has spent the last 7 years as the Regional Coordinator in the Quebec / Atlantic region and is a previous member of the Board of Directors and National Technical Team. She is a CASI Level 4 Snowboard Instructor and Evaluator, CSIA Level 2 Ski Instructor, and has a wealth of industry experience managing CASI certification courses, building resort relationships, training new and existing snowboard instructors, and leading her Evaluator team both on and off the snow.

CASI is pleased to announce the latest group selected to help represent our association, and guide the technical direction of our programs and courses.

The National Technical Team provides input to the CASI Board of Directors on matters regarding teaching and technical methodology, course standards, course content, as well as technical programs. Also, the team is a group for the membership to aspire to, and is involved in the presentation of courses, member development sessions, Evaluator Training, and other programs as needed.

We are very pleased to announce that Jeff Chandler has accepted the role of Executive Director of CASI-ACMS.

Over the past 15 years Jeff has achieved great things with our organization, including the evolution of CASI’s instructor and evaluator training programs; development of online training / e-prep programs; management of technical volunteer committees and groups and the creation of a National Technical Team; oversight and delivery of our first-ever training programs in South Korea, Andorra, Japan and China; and so much more. Now, he will bring his knowledge and experience to his new role as Executive Director. 

Video analysis is a great tool for delivering feedback to students. If we agree with the teaching theory principle that "telling doesn’t ensure learning", then we can agree that when we effectively allow a student to view themselves on video, they may be more willing to make changes to improve.  That is to say when a student sees themselves ride, they will see what the instructor sees (i.e.: competency development) and this will possibly expedite their willingness to make adjustments to reach the ideal.

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LUC BELANGER

QUEBEC & ATLANTIC

luc@casi-acms.com
ANDREW MCCRANEY

ONTARIO, MANITOBA & SASKATCHEWAN

andrew@casi-acms.com
JOHN SMITS

ALBERTA & BC EAST

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GREG DANIELLS

BC WEST, NWT & YUKON

greg@casi-acms.com

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