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EVALUATOR TRAINING

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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 submit a rookie application, and if approved, they must then complete the yearly Online Evaluator Update module.

This is the first step in becoming a certified CASI Level 1 Evaluator. Following the completion of the online module, Rookie Evaluators may begin the apprenticeship program where they will join regularly-scheduled courses to continue their training with an experienced Evaluator. Click on "NEW EVALUATORS" above for more info.

Existing CASI Evaluators (Level 1 – 4 and Park) are required to complete the yearly Online Evaluator Update module and attend the on-snow updates every two years (from 2023-24) in order to maintain their current Evaluator status. Click on "EXISTING EVALUATORS" above for more info.

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The Trainer Update day will provide snowboard school trainers, GAP program trainers, and senior instructors with Level 1 and 2 course udpates.


NEW EVALUATOR TRAINING SYSTEM IN 2022!

  • Evaluators will be able to start teaching courses when their yearly Online Evaluator Update module is completed.
  • On-snow Evaluator Development Module will include two days of training for all Rookie, Level 1 and 2 Evaluators.
  • There will be an extra one-day on snow training day for Level 3 (Evaluator Advanced Module) and Park Evaluators (Freestyle Evaluator Module).
  • Each on-snow training day will cost $50 per day.
  • Two years rotation system starting in 2023-24: For this season (2022-23) every Evaluator will need to attend the on-snow training that corresponds with their certification and courses being taught. Starting next season (2023-24), the on-snow training will be required at the minimum every two years.
    • Level 3 and Park Evaluators could attend all required modules in one year, or alternate and attend Evaluator Development module one season and Freestyle and/or Advanced modules the next season. 
    • Evaluators are also permitted / encouraged to attend the on-snow training every year.
    • Note that failure to complete the on-snow portion this season (2022-23) will result in not being able to start teaching courses in 2023-24 season until it’s completed.
    • Example scenario: If you are a Level 1 & Park evaluator, you will attend the on-snow training this season and then you could attend the Evaluator Development and Freestyle Evaluator Modules in 2024-25 or you could also alternate every year and do Evaluator Development module in 2023-24 and Freestyle Evaluator module in 2024-25.
  • There will be more opportunities offered during the season (November to April) to attend on-snow Evaluator Development Modules.
  • CASI Level 4 Members have these options to receive technical updates this season:
    • Evaluator Development, Advanced and Freestyle modules - for those Level 4’s who plan to teach Level 1 - 3 and Park courses this year.
    • Level 4 Member Sessions - Info-only sessions catered to Level 4 members.
  • Level 3 CASI instructors who wish to become Evaluators must first submit a rookie application, and if approved, they must then complete the yearly Online Evaluator Update module.
    • Following the completion of the online module, Rookie Evaluators may begin the apprenticeship program where they will be invited to join regularly-scheduled courses to continue their training with an experienced Evaluator on the course Level they are shadowing. Click on "NEW EVALUATORS" above for more info.
    • When apprentice courses are completed (and the rookie is signed off) they may begin teaching courses at the new level, and must complete the on-snow training within 12 months, if they didn’t do it already in that season.

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. 

Please direct any questions to Geneviève Pilotto, Program Director

 

 

Rookie Evaluator Training Course

Prospective Evaluators who wish to begin the Level 1 Rookie training process must complete the following steps:

  1. Be a minimum CASI Level 3 Instructor, with considerable teaching experience working with students at a variety oflevels.
  2. Complete and submit the Level 1 Rookie Evaluatorapplication package, including the following items:
    1. Rookie Application form.
    2. Application Letter indicating the number of seasonsor hours spent working as a snowboard instructor.
    3. Industry Reference Letter containing an endorsementfrom an industry representative such as snow schooldirector, current Evaluator, resort manager, or supervisor.
  3. Have the sufficient work permits or visas to work inCanada as an independent contractor.
  4. When the application is selected there will be a Zoom interview scheduled with the Program Director and withthe RC.
  5. Once approved, complete the Online Evaluator Training module and attend and successfully complete theEvaluator Development Module.
  6. Next step will be to coordinate the first observationnalcourse on a Level 1 course with the Regional Coordinator.

Apprenticeship Program Details:

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.
  • Current evaluators wanting to move up to the next Level of Evaluator need an endorsement from a Mentor Evaluator. They can contact their local RC to make this happen.
  • 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.
Individuals who wish to start or pursue to a higher Level of certification the Apprenticeship Program must submit a completed Rookie Application Package, prior to the completion of the current season's Rookie Evaluator Training course, held each fall/ Approved rookie applicants will be contacted to coordinate upcoming courses that are available.

 

Online Evaluator Training Module

Who Should Take This Module?

  • All certified evaluators who have taught CASI courses in the past
  • Rookie Evaluators 

Description:

  • This is our yearly mandatory Online Evaluator Update modules that cover all courses and material updates and or changes as well as administration procedures.
  • There is a specific module for each Evaluator Level Certification. 
  •  To start teaching courses this season, every evaluator must have completed this training before teaching their first course. 
  •  This module will be accessible from your member profile after you register for your on-snow Evaluator Development Module.

Pre-Requisites: 

  • Current Evaluator, or;
  • Selected Rookie Applicants
Course Duration: We recommend you to reserve a good 2 to 3 hours period in order to complete this course.

Evaluator Development Module

Who Should Take This Module?

  • All certified evaluators who have taught CASI courses in the past
  • New Rookie Evaluators 

    Description:

    The Evaluator Development Module will be our new format for our on-snow training. This training will focus on varied professional aspects such as Riding Improvement, Demonstrations, Teaching and Pedagogy and other yearly themes that should change each year. 

    *The module will also include communication to Evaluators regarding minimum standards to be maintained going forward (riding skills, demo skills, presentation skills, and course content knowledge). Evaluators should know that if skills are not demonstrated / maintained, there will be additional steps required to stay current.

    • This will not be a formal evaluation, but this will be done in the form of feedback / overall assessment by course staff. 
    • Recommendations may include mentoring, rookie-ing, riding improvements (for example, submitted by video at a later date, follow up virtual meetings or phone calls with a Technical Team Member, the Regional Coordinator or the Program Director, etc.)

    *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 
    • Rookie Evaluators 

    Course Duration: 2 days

    *Starting in 2023-24, Evaluators will be required to attend this module at the minimum every two-years. They could also participate every year if they want.

    2022/23 Dates & Locations: 

    • Norquay, AB: Nov 16-17
    • Whistler, BC: Dec 1-2
    • Big White, BC: Dec 3-4
    • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 10-11 (to be confirmed)
    • Bromont, QC: Dec 13-14
    • Fernie, BC: Dec 17-18
    • Wentworth, NS: Jan 3-4 (to be confirmed)
    • Tremblant, QC: Jan 11-12
    • Mont St-Louis, ON: Jan 19-20 (to be confirmed)
    • Sun Peaks, BC: Feb 3-4
    • Cypress Mountain, BC: March 6-7
    • Sunshine Village, AB : March 8-9
    • Stoneham, QC: March 11-12 (French only)

    Registration Deadline: Halloween, October 31st


    Advanced Evaluator Module

    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 the Advanced Evaluator Module is to update existing Level 3 Evaluators and Level 3 Rookie Evaluators to present Level 3 courses this season. The on-snow sessions will examine Level 3 course content, demonstrations, development tactics, course standards and professional development topics for instructors and Evaluators. 

    Pre-Requisites: 

    • CASI Level 3 Evaluator OR CASI Level 2 Evaluator (with additional experience)
    • Level 3 Evaluators Rookies that have started the Apprenticeship program

    Course Duration: 1 day

    *Starting in 2023-24, the evaluators will be required to attend this module at the minimum every two-years. They could also participate every year if they want.

    2022/23 Dates & Locations: 

    • Lake Louise, AB: Nov 15
    • Whistler, BC: Nov 30
    • Big White, BC: Dec 2
    • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 9 (to be confirmed)
    • Wentworth, NS: Jan 2 (to be confirmed)
    • Mont Tremblant, QC: Jan 13

    Registration Deadline:Halloween, October 31st


    Freestyle Evaluator Module

    Who Should Take This Course?

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

    Description: 

    Starting in 2023-24, the Park Evaluators are required to attend at the minimum every two years the Freestyle Evaluator Module. This on-snow session will include rider improvement, teaching and pedagogy workshops, 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 Evaluator
    • CASI Level 1 Evaluator
    • Level 3 CASI members training for their Level 4

    Course Duration: 1 day 

    *Starting in 2023-24, the evaluators will be required to attend this module at the minimum every two-years. They could also participate every year if they want.

    2022/23 Dates & Locations: 

    • Norquay, AB: Nov 18
    • Whistler, BC: Nov 29
    • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 9 (to be confirmed)
    • Bromont, QC: Dec 12
    • Wentworth, NS: Jan 2 (to be confirmed)
    • Mont Trembant, QC: Jan 14
    • Mont St-Louis, ON: Jan 20 - night course (to be confirmed)
    • Sun Peaks, BC: Feb 2
    • Sunshine Village, AB: March 7
    • Cypress Mountain, BC: March 8
    • Stoneham, QC: March 10 (night course / French only)

    Registration Deadline:Halloween, October 31st

     


    2022-2023 Snowboard Course Schedule


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    The preliminary 2022-23 course and Member Session schedule is now live! 

    Note: Additional course dates and locations will be added as we confirm them with resorts. CASI does not offer waiting lists for courses - as additional spots open, they will be available through our online registration system. Please check back often!

      

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