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How Do I Become An Evaluator?

Evaluators are responsible for training, mentoring and certifying new snowboard instructors on behalf of CASI. Level 3 CASI instructors who wish to become Evaluators must first attend a Rookie Evaluator Training course, held each fall across Canada. This is the first step in becoming a certified CASI Level 1 Evaluator. Following the completion of this training, Rookie Evaluators may apply to the apprenticeship program where they will join regularly-scheduled courses to continue their training with an experienced Mentor Evaluator. Click on "NEW EVALUATORS" above for more info.

Existing CASI Evaluators (Level 1 – 4 and Park) are required to attend yearly updates in order to maintain your current Evaluator status. Click on "EXISTING EVALUATORS" above for more info.

I'm not an Evaluator, but I still want the info...

New for 2020, the Trainer Update day will provide snowboard school trainers, GAP program trainers, and senior instructors with Level 1 and 2 course udpates. Click on "TRAINER UPDATE" above for more info.


What's New For 2020?

  • NEW: Rookie and Evaluator Training will be delivered in a combined online and on-snow format. The two portions together form the mandatory update for this season.
  • NEW: On-snow Evaluator Training will feature one day per level being updated. E.g.: Level 1 Evaluator Training is one day in duration; Level 2 is two days; Level 3 is three days. Park Evaluator training is an additional day (included for Level 3 Evaluators).
  • Trainer Update Days: This single day info-only program will provide Level 1 and 2 course updates to CASI members (Level 2 and up) who are not trained / certified Evaluators. This day is geared towards senior snowboard instructors, GAP-program trainers, and past Evaluators who are not planning to teach courses this season. Click on "TRAINER UPDATE" above for more info.
  • Level 4 Update: This program has been discontinued for 2020-21. CASI Level 4 Members have a couple of options to recieve technical updates this season: 1) Evaluator Training, for those who plan to teach CASI courses this year; 2) Trainer Update, If you don't plan to teach CASI courses this year, but would stil like to receive a technical / course update, this 1-day program is for you.

Other Notes:

  • Evaluators who do not attend Evaluator Training for a period of three (3) years will be considered to be Lapsed Evaluators. Lapsed Evaluators who wish to resume teaching courses will be required to complete all or part of a rookie program for each certification level that they wish to teach prior to being considered available to teach those courses. 
  • Level 2 CASI instructors are encouraged to attend the new Trainer Update days (see above) to get course and technical updates for this season.
  • Evaluators conducting courses for CASI do so as independent contractors, and as such, must possess the appropriate visas and/or work permits to perform this type of work in Canada. It is the responsibility of the member to ensure that this is the case prior to applying to teach courses for CASI.
  • CASI members (Level 2 and up) are welcome to attend the Trainer Update program, to assist with preparation for running instructor training / GAP programs. 

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Rookie Evaluator Training Course

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Level 3 CASI instructors who wish to become course Evaluators, and have multiple years of experience teaching snowboarding to all levels of students from beginner to advanced.

Description:

The focus of the Rookie Evaluator Training course is to prepare new Level 1 Evaluators to teach CASI Level 1 Instructor courses this season. The on-snow sessions will examine course content, demonstrations, development tactics, course standards and instructor training techniques used on the Level 1 course. Topics to be included in the online portions of the course include reference materials overview, course administration procedures, and an overview of the Level 1 Course Agenda and Course Conductor’s Outlines. Candidates on this course will receive an evaluation of skills, and must successfully complete the course in order to be considered eligible to apply for the Level 1 Apprenticeship/Rookie Program.

Course Duration: 2 days on-snow training + online component

2020 Dates & Locations:

  • Sunshine Village, AB: Nov 25, 26
  • Sun Peaks, BC: Nov 30, Dec 1
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Dec 3, 4
  • Whistler, BC: Dec 10, 11
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 12, 13

Apprenticeship / Rookie Program:

New CASI Level 1 Evaluators and existing CASI Evaluators who wish to further their level of certification (i.e.: Level 1 Evaluators who wish to become Level 2 Evaluators, etc.) are required to complete the Apprenticeship Program at the level which they are training. The  process requires a minimum of two rookie courses:

  • The first rookie course is an observational process, with limited teaching involvement. This may completed be with an experienced Evaluator (who has experience teaching a minimum of 3-5 courses at this level) who may not be an approved Mentor Evaluator.
  • The second rookie course must be completed with an approved Mentor Evaluator, and the rookie will be expected to present a large portion of the course.
  • Rookies and mentors should be in contact with each other prior to that second course, to discuss expectations, schedules, etc.
  • Level 3 Rookie Process: Observe on one Level 3 Exam, followed by two Level 3 Courses, as above. reviewed on a situational basis.
  • Level 4 Process: Observe on one Level 4 Exam, followed by a minimum of one Level 4 Course, reviewed on a situational basis.
  • Rookie Evaluators will be considered certified at the new level when they receive a completed Rookie Report from an approved Mentor Evaluator.

Following the completion of the current season's Evaluator Training course, held each fall, individuals who wish to start the Apprenticeship Program must submit a completed Rookie Application Package. Approved rookie applicants will be contacted to coordinate upcoming courses that are available. 

Level 1 Evaluator Training

Who Should Take This Course? 

  • Certified Level 1 Evaluators who have taught CASI courses in the past, or have completed the rookie/apprenticeship program but not taught any courses yet.

Description:

The focus of Level 1 Evaluator Training is to update Level 1 Evaluators to present CASI Level 1 courses this season. The on-snow sessions will examine course content, demonstrations, development tactics, course standards and professional development topics for instructors and Evaluators. Topics to be included in the online portions of the course include new reference materials overview, course administration procedures, and revisions to the Course Agendas and/or Evaluator Outlines. 

*Snowboard school trainers and senior instructors (CASI Level 2 and up) who will be spending time this season preparing others for the CASI Level 1 course should attend the Trainer Update program.

Pre-Requisites: 

  • CASI Level 1 Evaluator 

Course Duration: 1 day

2020 Dates & Locations: 

  • Sunshine Village, AB: Nov 25
  • Sun Peaks, BC: Dec 1
  • Big White, BC: Dec 3
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Dec 3
  • Mont Ste Anne, QC: Dec 6
  • Whistler, BC: Dec 10
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 12
  • Martock, NS: Dec 12

Level 2 Evaluator Training

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Current Level 2 Evaluators who have taught courses in the past, or have completed the Level 2 apprenticeship program but not taught any courses yet.
  • Level 1 Evaluators who have taught a minimum of five Level 1 courses, and are planning to apply to begin the Level 2 Rookie Program this season.

Description:

The focus of Level 2 Evaluator Training is to update existing Level 2 Evaluators to present CASI Level 1 & 2 courses this season. The on-snow sessions will examine course content, demonstrations, development tactics, course standards and professional development topics for instructors and Evaluators. Topics to be included in the online portions of the course include new reference materials overview, course administration procedures, and revisions to the Course Agendas and/or Evaluator Outlines. 

*Snowboard school trainers and senior instructors (CASI Level 2 and up) who will be spending time this season preparing others for the CASI Level 1 and 2 course should attend the Trainer Update program.

Pre-Requisites: 

  • CASI Level 2 Evalautor OR CASI Level 1 Evaluator (with additional experience)

Course Duration: 2 days

2020 Dates & Locations:

  • Sunshine Village, AB: Nov 24, 25
  • Sun Peaks, BC: Nov 30, Dec 1
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Dec 2, 3
  • Mont Ste Anne, QC: Dec 5, 6
  • Whistler, BC: Dec 9, 10
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 11, 12
  • Martock, NS: Dec 11, 12

Level 3 Evaluator Training

Who Should Take This Course? 

  • Current Level 3 Evaluators who have taught courses in the past, or have completed the Level 3 apprenticeship program but not taught any courses yet. 
  • Level 2 Evaluators who are Level 4 Instructors and have taught a minimum of five Level 2 courses, and are planning to apply to begin the Level 3 Rookie Program this season.

Description: 

The focus of Level 3 Evaluator Training is to update existing Level 3 Evaluators to present CASI Level 1, 2, 3 & Park courses this season. The on-snow sessions will examine course content, demonstrations, development tactics, course standards and professional development topics for instructors and Evaluators. Topics to be included in the online portions of the course include new reference materials overview, course administration procedures, and revisions to the Course Agendas and/or Evaluator Outlines.  

Pre-Requisites: 

  • CASI Level 3 Evalautor OR CASI Level 2 Evaluator (with additional experience)

Course Duration: 3 days

2020 Dates & Locations: 

  • Sunshine Village, AB: Nov 24, 25, 26
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Dec 2, 3, 4
  • Whistler, BC: Dec 9, 10, 11
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 11, 12, 13

Park Evaluators

Who Should Take This Course? 

  • Existing CASI Park Evaluators.
  • Level 1 or 2 Evaluators who wish to begin the Park Instructor 1 rookie process.
  • Level 3 Evaluators attending the Level 3 Evaluator Training will also receive the Park update information.

Description: 

The Park Instructor 1 underwent some changes for the 2019-20 season, and as such, Park Evaluators are required to attend an update and training session. The session will include an on-snow session, as well as an evaluation of technical skills in relation to the current Park 1 technical standards, and suitability to present this course.

Pre-Requisites: 

  • CASI Park Evalautor
  • CASI Level 1 Evaluator

Course Duration: 1 day 

2020 Dates & Locations: 

  • Sunshine Village, AB: Nov 26
  • Sun Peaks, BC: Dec 2
  • Big White, BC: Dec 4
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Dec 4
  • Mont Ste Anne, QC: Dec 7
  • Whistler, BC: Dec 11
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 13
  • Martock, NS: Dec 13

CADS Update

NEW FOR 2020!

Who Should Take This Course? 

  • CASI Level 2, 3 or 4 members who are interested in adaptive snowboard concepts, equipment and resources to create an inclusive teaching environment at their Snowschools

Description: 

NEW FOR 2020, this single-day program following the Evaluator Training to provide CASI members with practical tools and tactics to create inclusive and successful lessons for people with adaptive needs - particularly those with Autism and related challenges. This will include strategies for assessing needs and abilities, as well as strategies for addressing behavioural challenges. Participants will find relevant information to take and share with the instructors at their resorts.

Pre-Requisite: 

  • CASI Level 2 Instructor

Course Duration: 1 day 

2020 Dates & Locations: 

  • Sunshine Village, AB: Nov 27
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Dec 5
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 14

 

Trainer Update Day

Who Should Take This Course? 

  • CASI Level 2, 3 or 4 members who are either a) not certified Evaluators, or b) Evaluators not planning to teach courses this year.
  • Senior snowboard instructors at resorts who are responsible for delivering training to other instructors, delivering GAP-style traning programs.

Description: 

NEW FOR 2020, the Trainer Update day will provide CASI members with an overview of Level 1 and 2 course content and standards. These days are intended to be an info-only day spent on snow and are targeted at those who are trainers at resorts, delivering course-prep or technical training, and past or lapsed CASI Evaluators who are not planning to teach courses this season.

Pre-Requisites:

  • CASI Level 2 Instructor

Course Duration: 1 day 

2020 Dates & Locations: 

  • Sunshine Village, AB: Nov 24
  • Sun Peaks, BC: Dec 2
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Dec 2
  • Whistler, BC: Dec 9
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 11

2020-2021 Snowboard Course Schedule


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