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EVALUATOR TRAINING


Thank you for your interest in becoming a CASI Course Evaluator!

Evaluators are responsible for training and certifying new snowboard instructors. Level 3 instructors who wish to become new Evaluators must first attend a yearly Rookie Evaluator Training course - this is the first step in becoming a certified CASI Level 1 Evaluator. Following this training course, new Evaluators may apply to the apprenticeship (rookie) program where they will join a regularly-scheduled courses to continue their training with an experienced Mentor Evaluator (see below).

For existing Evaluators, yearly update courses are mandatory in order to maintain current Evaluator status.

Notes:

  • Required Training: Evaluators who wish to teach courses on behalf of CASI this season must attend a regularly-scheduled Evaluator Training update course in it’s entirety.
  • Lapsed Evaluators: 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.
  • Walk-On Registrations: Pre-registration is required for all Evaluator Training events. Walk-on registrations will not be permitted.
  • Level 2's who were previously CASI evaluators prior to 2017 are encouraged to continue to attend Evaluator Training this year to receive the training and update info while continuing to work towards the Level 3 certification. Once the Level 3 certification is complete, these individuals will be considered eligible to teach CASI courses.
  • All Level 3 CASI Members are welcome and encouraged to attend Evaluator Training, even if you aren't eligible to teach CASI courses (i.e.: if you are a Snow School Trainer or Instructor Training Program trainer on GAP-style programs, or your work visa doesn’t permit you to work for CASI as an independent contractor). Attendance at the Evaluator Training courses will be beneficial in preparing you to train course candidates for their certification courses and exams. 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.

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 Level 1 – 3 rookie process requires a minimum of two 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.
  • 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. 


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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 indoor 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 Program.

Course Duration: 2 days

2019 Dates & Locations:

  • Sunshine Village, AB: Nov 21, 22
  • Whistler, BC: Dec 3, 4
  • Sun Peaks, BC: Nov 28, 29
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Nov 28, 29
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 14, 15

Level 1 Evaluator Training

Who Should Take This Course? 

  • Current Level 1 Evaluators who have taught courses in the past, or have completed the apprenticeship program but not taught any courses yet.
  • Snowboard school trainers and senior instructors who will be spending time this season preparing others for the CASI Level 1 and/or 2 course.
  • Evaluators who are Level 2 CASI Instructors who wish to maintain their training while working towards the Level 3 certification (must have been an Evaluator prior to 2017 season).

Description:

The focus of Level 1 Evaluator Training is to update existing 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 indoor portions of the course include new reference materials overview, course administration procedures, and revisions to the Level 1 Course Agenda and/or Course Conductor’s Outlines.

Course Duration: 2 days

2019 Dates & Locations: 

  • Sunshine Village, AB: Nov 21, 22
  • Whistler, BC: Dec 3, 4
  • Sun Peaks, BC: Nov 28, 29
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Nov 28, 29
  • Stoneham, QC: Dec 7, 8
  • Assessippi, MB*: Dec 14, 15
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 14, 15
  • Martock, NS: Dec 14, 15

*Free member session open to Manitoba/Saskatchewan Level 2’s and 3’s, as well as Level 1 Evaluators. Please contact Jeff Chandler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further info.

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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 5 Level 1 courses, and are planning to apply to begin the Apprenticeship Program this season.
  • Snowboard school trainers and senior instructors who will be spending time this season preparing others for the CASI Level 1 and/or 2 course.
  • Evaluators who are Level 2 CASI Instructors who wish to maintain their training while working towards the Level 3 certification (must have been an Evaluator prior to 2017 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 indoor portions of the course include new reference materials overview, course administration procedures, and revisions to the Level 1 & 2 Course Agenda and/or Course Conductor’s Outlines.

Course Duration: 2 days

2019 Dates & Locations:

  • Sunshine Village, AB: Nov 21, 22
  • Whistler, BC: Dec 3, 4
  • Sun Peaks, BC: Nov 28, 29
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Nov 28, 29
  • Stoneham, QC: Dec 7, 8
  • Blue Mountain, ON: Dec 14, 15
  • Martock, NS: Dec 14, 15

Level 4 Update

Who Should Take This Course?

  • All Level 4 CASI members.

Description:

All Level 4 CASI members are encouraged to attend this two-day update session, which will also provide this season's Evaluator Update for Level 1, 2 and 3 courses. The focus of the Level 4 Update is to update and prepare current Level 4's to present the CASI Level 1 to 3 courses, and also to present and exchange input on current technical methodologies and initiatives. The on-snow sessions will examine course content, demonstrations, development tactics, courses standards and other professional development topics.

Note: Level 4's who do not wish to attend Level 4 Training, but do wish to teach on Level 1 or 2 courses this season may simply attend the regularly scheduled Level 1 or 2 Evaluator Training course instead.

Course Duration: 2 days

2019 Dates & Locations: 

  • Sunshine Village, AB: Nov 20, 21
  • Whistler, BC: Dec 2, 3
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Nov 26, 27

PARK EVALUATORS

Who Should Take This Course? 

  • Existing CASI Park Evaluators
  • Level 1, 2 or 3 Evaluators who wish to begin the Park Instructor 1 rookie process

Description: 

The Park Instructor 1 course has undergone 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 on-snow and indoor sessions, as well as an evaluation of technical skills in relation to the current Park 1 technical standards, and suitability to present this course.

Course Duration: 1 day 

2019 Dates & Locations: 

  • Lake Louise, AB: Nov 23
  • Whistler, BC: Dec 5
  • Martock, NS: Jan 4
  • Big White, BC: Jan 4 
  • Mont Tremblant, QC: Jan 10
  • Mt St Louis, ON: Jan 11 

 


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Level 4 Update
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Quebec
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2019-11-05

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Meeting Location : Westin Hotel (Zenth Room) / l'hôtel Westin (salle Zénith)
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Evaluator Training - Level 2
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Evaluator Training - Rookie
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Quebec
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2019-11-07

Language : French

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Meeting Location : l'hôtel Westin (salle Zénith)
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