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.

Sandy Ward is a BC snowboard instructor and CASI Evaluator. Recently, Sandy has been working in partnership with Patagonia, and alongside friends Marie France Roy, Myia Antone and Leah Evans to write an article called "The History Beneath Our Feet" This article is a discussion between two indigenous women from different nations, and talks about culture, lands and what it's like to get out on the land from an indigenous perspective. Watch for this article to come out in early winter.

First off – congratulations! As a certified Level 1 Snowboard Instructor, you’ve shown that you have a good handle on the fundamentals of teaching and riding techniques. The question now is…what’s next?

So, you’ve decided to tackle another certification level – maybe it’s the Park 1 or 2 course, or Level 2 instructor, or even Level 3!

Training for your next level of certification can be a little overwhelming at first glance. By breaking down the process into smaller chunks you can chip away to make consistent improvements to both your teaching and riding. With a little focused effort, you’ll reach your goals more quickly and hopefully have a little fun while doing it.

Below are some guidelines to help you improve your teaching and riding.

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