Continue Learning with Online Courses and Webinars

While the ski season ended early for our community, you can still continue your online learning this month. Check out this list that features online learning opportunities from PSIA-AASI and PSIA-AASI Divisions. Depending on what you take, you can even pick up some CEUs. You can take courses from your own, or other divisions. These educational offerings are open to all members. And be sure to check your division's events page for updated events that might not be on this list. 

PSIA-AASI Central Division Webinars

Open to all members, these webinars cover teaching and technical skills. Visit PSIA-AASI Central’s event page to learn more and register for a course. 

Title: Did You See That?
Dates: Every Monday - April 6-20 -or- May 4-18 -or- June 1-15
Times: 8 – 10 p.m. ET
Fee: $85
CEUs: Six (6)
About: This interactive three-week course follows an e-learning format using video segments of skiers at various levels of development, the MODDS movement analysis model, voice interaction, and prescription for change.

Title: Getting Springs with Zeke - Event Date Past 
Date: April 9
Times: 4 – 6 p.m. ET
Fee: $35
CEUs: Two (2)
About: Central Ed Staff member Zeke Fashingbauer leads you through summer training exercises to keep you on your game (and maybe gain some skills too). An interactive webinar with guided video shows approaches you can take with or without specialty tools. 

Title: Motor Skill Learning and Acquisition with Joe Kagan - Event Date Past
Date: April 8
Times: 7 – 9:15 p.m. ET
Fee: $35
CEUs: Two (2)
About: This event is open to all PSIA-AASI members with their Level I, II, and III (ski or snowboard) certification. This webinar will dive into the theoretical and physiological basis for motor learning in order to improve our skills of instruction in the areas of: Learning (For ourselves and our students); Practice & Training; Instruction Delivery; Providing Feedback.This is a two-hour online event in which participants will engage with foundational science of the experiential learning process. To prepare, participants should watch this video

Title: Teaching Effectively
Dates: Every Tuesday – April 7-21 -or- May 5-19 -or- June 2-16
Times: 8 – 10 p.m. ET
Fee: $85
CEUs: Six (6)
About: For skiers who want to continue to explore ways to improve their teaching skills after taking “Did you See That?” Central is offering Teaching Effectively as follow up course.  

Title: Teaching Guests with Cognitive Diagnoses - Event Date Past 
Dates: April 13 and 20 -or- April 19 and 26
Times: 8 – 10:30 p.m. ET
Fee: $85
CEUs: Six (6)
About: This clinic is designed as a preparatory event for those taking their Level I & II Cognitive/Visually Impaired Exam, or anyone who wants to enhance their Cognitive lessons.

PSIA-AASI Eastern Division Online Courses

All members can take these courses on their own time and pace. Sign up here. Once your registration is processed by the Eastern Division office, they will email you a link to access the course. Be sure to save this link so you can access the course.

Title: Alpine Adult Development and Aging
Dates: Must be completed prior to June 15, 2020 (registration deadline June 7, 2020).
Fee: $99
CEUs: Six (6) 

Title: Alpine History of Snowsports
Da
tes: Must be completed prior to June 15, 2020 (registration deadline June 7, 2020).
Fee: $99
CEUs: Six (6)

Title: Adaptive VI & DD Skiers
Dates: Must be completed prior to June 15, 2020 (registration deadline June 7, 2020).
Fee: $99
CEUs: Six (6)

PSIA-AASI Intermountain Division Online Courses

These classes are open to all members, visit the Intermountain event page to register. 

Title: Adaptive Expanded
Date: May 19
Time: 
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT
Fee: 
$35
CEUs:  Two (2)  
About:
In this webinar we will explore an expanded view on adaptive that focuses on tailoring our teaching and people skills to underrepresented groups such as Hispanics/Latinos, African Americans, Asians, and LTBQ+ community. Many of these groups have their own motivations and needs that are rarely discussed and addressed in the snowsports learning environment. As new generations become more diverse than the last, these groups will become more important to include for the future growth of snowsports.

Title: Certification Support, Level II Ski Module Webinar
Dates:  April 22 and 24 -or- May 6 and 8
Times: 11 – 11:30 a.m. -or- 5:30 – 6 p.m. MT
Fee: $25
CEUs: Three (3)
About: This is an opportunity to study specific skiing assessment tasks and see/hear how examiners interpret tasks to determine your score. Specific tasks are explored to show the relationship between the task, one or more skiing fundamentals, ski performance and body performance. The topic consists of two 30-minute sessions. Session 1 is will focus on highlighted tasks and session 2 will focus on applied tasks.

Title: Certification Support, Level III Ski Module Webinar
Dates: April 22 and 24 -or- May 6 and 8
Times: 5:30 – 6 p.m. MT -or- 11 – 11:30 a.m. MT
Fee: $25
CEUs: Three (3)
About: This is an opportunity to study specific skiing assessment tasks and see/hear how examiners interpret tasks to determine your score. Specific tasks are explored to show the relationship between the task, one or more skiing fundamentals, ski performance and body performance. The topic consists of two 30-minute sessions. Session 1 is will focus on highlighted tasks and session 2 will focus on applied tasks.

Title: Defensive Skiing & Snowboarding
Date: April 28
Time: 
6 – 8 p.m. MT
Fee: 
$35
CEUs:  Two (2)
About:
 This webinar will introduce eight essentials of defensive skiing and snowboarding. Where “Your Responsibility Code” is the rules of the mountain, governing what everyone should do, defensive skiing & snowboarding are learned skills and behaviors that help you anticipate dangerous situations to reduce collisions and injuries despite adverse conditions or others’ mistakes.

Title: Effective Cues to Connecting Ski Performance and Body Mechanics – Webinar with Ron Kipp  
Date: May 28
Time: 6 p.m. MT 
Fee: 
$35
CEUs: Two (2)
About:
 An entirely different look at movement analysis. Instead of what is seen, what does our brain actually comprehend?


Title: The Evolution of Skill Acquisition: From Technique Modeling to a Neuromuscular Focus – Webinar with Ron Kipp
Date: May 21
Time: 
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. MT
Fee: 
$35
CEUs: Two (2)
About:
 While traditional movement analysis looks at what the body is doing, are we taking into account what the body needs to do in order to make actual movement changes?


Title: Foundations of People Skills in PSIA-AASI
Date: May 7 and 12
Time: 
2 – 4 p.m. MT
Fee: 
$43 or $83
CEUs:  Three (3) or six (6)
About:
Part 1 of this event will share the background of people skills within PSIA-AASI, introduce you to the new people skills fundamentals, and provide opportunities to observe those fundamentals in action. In part 2 of this event, we will explore the people skills fundamentals at a deeper level, and practice deliberately using people skills to promote individual ownership of the concepts. 

Title: Intro to the Learning Connection Mode 
Dates: April 7 -or- May 14 
Times: 6 – 8 p.m. MT
CEUs: Two (2)
Fee: $35
About: Interested in growing as an instructor and building long-term clientele by better understanding, interpreting, and meeting the needs of your guests? Join PSIA-AASI Team Member Chris Rogers for this informative, interactive introduction to the Learning Connection: Integration People Skills, Technical Skills, and Teaching Skills. This multi-disciplinary two-hour web meeting involves an hour and a half of presentation along with moderated Q & A. Open on our website through April 6.


Title: Movements that Matter: Snowboard Movement Analysis with Nathan Chapple - Event Date Past 
Dates:
April 14
Times: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. MT

CEUs: Two (2)
Fee: $35
About: Can't get out and ride - talk about it with your peers instead. 

Movements that Matter is an interactive webinar for Certified Snowboard instructors. Work through videos from The Matrix to discuss the cause and effect of different movements with the body and outcomes with the board on snow. We will be focusing on tracing back movements to their root cause and finding the simplest way to discuss what is happening; whether it's to prep you for an exam, a client, training, or just to keep the juices flowing! Be prepared to discuss with the group and practice talking through your ideas with help and guidance from the clinician. 

Title: Snowsports School Director Roundtable Webinar Event Date Past 
Date: April 23
Time: 
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. MT
Fee: 
Free
CEUs: No (0)
About:
 Join School Directors from six of Intermountain’s member schools for a moderated roundtable. Directors from Deer Valley, Jackson Hole, Park City, Snowbasin, Snowbird, and Sun Valley will answer your questions on coping with the virus, hiring, training, future programming, local programs, and more.

Title: Shred Talks Webinar
Date: May 7
Time: 
6 – 8 p.m. MT
Fee: 
Free
CEUs:  No (0)
About:
 Please join us for short presentations and question time with our Ed Staff, IMD team members and more. Topics may include summer fitness, exam prep and kite skiing. Then stay for a free flowing information sharing with other members of our community and our Divisional leadership.

Title: Talk It Like It’s Hot: Snowboard Tech Talk with Nathan Chapple - Event Date Past 
Date:
April 16
Times: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. MT

CEUs: Two (2)
Fee: $35
About: Looking at snowboard videos, real life scenarios and silly suggestions from participants, get a handle on how to talk about what you see. Get comfortable with the terms we use to describe movement and performance toward blended outcomes. Practice verbalization and written explanations during this interactive session. 

Title: Vision and Action Webinar with Stephen Helfenbein 
Dates:
April 9 and 10 -or- May 4 and 5
Times: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. MT

CEUs: Three (3) or six (6)
Fee:  $43 or $83
About: An interactive e-learning event for Level I, II or III certified members who are interested in developing their movement analysis and lesson planning skills. Part 1 of this event will demonstrate and practice how to identify relevant technical content for a lesson, and Part 2 will demonstrate and practice lesson planning.
There are two sections of Vision in Action; you must take both days of the same section. When you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email giving you details on how to join the webinar virtual classroom.

Title: What is Good Skiing? Could it be Efficiency? – Webinar with Ron Kipp

Date: May 12
Time:
6 – 8 p.m. MT
Fee: 
$35
CEUs: Two (2)
About:
 Carve, skid, round, fishhook, parallel shins, pole plant? What is good skiing? We will look at the physical demand involved in skiing while identifying and challenging current trends in technique.


Title: Willfully or Skillfully by Ron Kipp - Event Date Past 
Dates:
April 9
Times: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. MT

CEUs: Two (2)
Fee: $35
About: Since 1975, the PSIA Skills Concept has been the backbone of American skiing. Acquiring, developing, and mastering the three skills is seen as a worthy goal for any ski professional. Perfection is seen as a blending of these three movements and often rewarded with a gold pin. So what is next? What if you were to find out that to go from great to exceptional involved un-blending these three skills?
We will explore the world of "skillfulness" to define truly exceptional skiing.


 

PSIA-AASI Northern Intermountain 

Stay tuned for more updates. In the meantime, you can participate in e-learning courses and webinars offered by other PSIA-AASI divisions.  

PSIA-AASI Northern Rocky Mountain Division Webinars 

Open to all members, take these adaptive, alpine, or multi-discipline webinars at home to continue your learning. Visit the Northern Rocky Mountain event page for more information. You may register over the phone by calling 406-581-6139, or by emailing info@psia-nrm.org.

Title: Activation for Skiing - Event Date Past 
Date: Thursday April 23
Times:  4 – 5 p.m. MT
Fee: Optional donation to presenter
CEUs: No (0)
About:
Led by NRM Alpine Team member Katie White, this body weight workout requires no equipment and can be done at home. The workout is specific to skiing and will help you build and maintain your strength and kinesthetic awareness. The exercises you learn can be used as an off-season workout or as a warm-up before hitting the snow.

Title: Bamboo, Tip Clips, and Tethers - Event Date Past 
Date: Friday
April 24
Times: 
6 – 7 p.m. MT
Fee: Optional donation to presenter
CEUs: No (0)
About:
This discussion will cover how you can use bamboo, tip clips, and tethers to benefit your student. Everyone is welcome, from instructors never having used these tools, to those who use them daily throughout the season.

Title: Freeride Judging Criteria - Event Date Past 
Date: Tuesday April 21
Times: 4 – 5 p.m. MT
Fee: Optional donation to presenter
CEUs: No (0)
About:
Learn how Freeride judging works, the different types of judging and systems, and what to focus on in a competition. This session, led by Francesca Pavillard-Cain a NRM Iron Team member and Elite International Freeride competitor, will include some cool videos and a Q&A about coaching freeride skiing and competing.

Title: Movement Analysis Session on Separation - Event Date Past 
Date: Monday April 20
Times:  4 – 5 p.m. MT
Fee: Optional donation to presenter
CEUs: No (0)
About:
This movement analysis session led by PSIA Alpine Team member Brenna Kelleher will focus on separation by studying a variety of skiers. Discussion and Q&A on the significance of separation in Alpine skiing.

PSIA-AASI Northwest Division Online Courses Webinars 

These online courses will help you improve your telemark or snowboard movement analysis skills. Open to all members. 


Title: Telemark Remote Movement Analysis 101 - Event Started 
Dates: April 16, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, and May 21 (6 weeks)
Times: 6 – 7:30 p.m. PT  
Fee: $65
CEUs: Six (6)
About:
Build your observation and evaluation skills through a guided review of video clips. After gaining basic proficiency in the observation realm, you will learn how to accurately identify cause and effect relationships between body movements and tool snow outcomes. Each session will provide opportunities to hone your terminology and delivery using break out discussion pods and whole class summaries.


Title: Snowboard Remote Movement Analysis 101 - Event Started 
Dates: April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, and May 13 (6 weeks)
Times: 6 – 7:30 p.m. PT  
Fee: $65
CEUs: Six (6)
About:
Each week you will expand your abilities through a guided review of a series of video clips selected to build accuracy in identifying tool snow interactions related to a wide variety of intended outcomes. After gaining basic proficiency in the observation realm, you will learn how to accurately identify cause and effect relationships between body movements and tool snow outcomes. Each session will provide opportunities to hone your terminology and delivery using break out discussion pods and whole class summaries.

PSIA-AASI Rocky Mountain Division Online Courses

Open to all members. Take these courses to stay engaged with ski and snowboard topics and trends. Visit the Rocky Mountain website to see courses and register. 

Title: Children’s Webinars - Event Date Past 
Dates: Tuesday starting April 7
Times: 4 – 5:30 p.m. MT
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: We will have a different topic each week. The topic covered on April 14th will be Encouraging Ankle Mobility in Young Children. 

Title: Teaching Guests with Cognitive Diagnoses - Event Date Past 
Dates: Mondays April 12 and 20 -or- Sundays April 19 and 26
Times: 5 – 7:30 p.m. MT 
Fee: $85
CEUs: Six (6)
About: All instructors can enhance their lessons with the techniques and insights this clinic covers topics such as: incorporating Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, using teaching models such as Visual Auditory Kinesthetic and the Teaching/Learning Cycle, describing classes of medications commonly prescribed for students with cognitive diagnoses. Adaptive instructors may use it as part of the preparation for their Level I & Cognitive/Visually Impaired Exam.

PSIA-AASI Western Division 

These free snowboard webinars are available to all PSIA-AASI members. The webinar formats tend to include a 30-minute presentation followed by topic-driven discussions. Learn more on the PSIA-AASI Western Facebook page.

Title: Technical Skills, The Six Snowboard Fundamentals – Event Date Past 
Date: April 10
Times: 4 p.m. PT
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: Gain a better understanding Movement Concepts and Performance Concepts evolution to the Six Snowboard Fundamentals. Challenge your understanding of how body movements affect the board. Develop your ability to relate the Fundamentals to the things you already teach and how you ride.  

Title: Movement Analysis, Tools for making MA Easy – Event Date Past
Date: April 17
Times: 4 p.m. PT
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: Presented by Chris Lange.

Title: Growth mindset, How to navigate where you are headed in the industry – Event Date Past
Date: April 24
Times: 4 p.m. PT
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: Presented by Seth Johns & Dustin DeNike.

Title: Why Positivity Matters, Understanding the Emotional Response & Increasing Retention using the Learning Connection Model
Date: May 1
Times: 4 p.m. PT
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: Presented by Doug Fagel & Chris Lange.
 

Title: Goal Setting and Execution, Preparing for the Long Term by Focusing on the Now
Date: May 8
Times: 4 p.m. PT
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: Presented by Asa Fountain.

 

PSIA-AASI E-Learning Courses

Looking for insight to help you improve your lessons? Or maybe you’re looking to improve your own skiing or riding? PSIA-AASI’s e-learning courses can help you meet your goals. Visit this site to access and then take these courses on your own time and pace.  

Title: ACL Strong
Fee: $85
CEUs: Two (2)
About: This four-week course, with two optional weeks at the end, will help you prepare for the summer and get a jump start on next season.

Title: Children’s Specialist 1
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: This course covers a variety of topics, including the CAP Model, multiple intelligences, and psychomotor development. You’ll gain insight into how children learn and develop so you can better communicate with your students to build stronger group dynamics and inspired learning.   

Title: Course for New Instructors
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: Designer for new instructors, but with a wealth of information that could benefit seasoned pros, this course covers three key aspects of working as an instructor: what to expect, basic teaching principals, and safety considerations.

Title: Sno-Go Course
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: PSIA-AASI partnered with Sno-Go to build this course to help resorts introduce Sno-Go equipment to resort staff, especially instructors. The course covers skill- and safety related topics such as familiarity with equipment, riding basics and terrain progressions, how to ride the chairlift, and advanced edging techniques.

Discipline Specific E-Learning Courses 

Title: AASI/Burton Riglet PE Course
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: AASI/Burton Riglet PE Course helps you learn how you can introduce your students who are in kindergarten through second grade to the sport of snowboarding. This free course complements the Burton Riglet Snowboarding PE Curriculum, a manual that includes an in-depth, eight-lesson plan that meets Shape America National PE Standards.

Title: Alpine Skiing Fundamentals
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: For alpine instructors, this course brings the Alpine Fundamentals and Skills Concept to life to support more effective and engaging teaching and learning.

Title: Alpine Level I
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: The Alpine Level I course covers topics like how to communicate with your students and give them tips to help them improve their skiing.

Title: Alpine Movement Analysis
Fee: $20
CEUs: One (1)
About: Learn how to observe and apply specific movement analysis practices using ideal versus real characteristics to help you create an accurate and relevant assessment of skiing performance.

Title: Delivering the Beginner Experience – Alpine, Cross Country, or Snowboard
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: For newer instructors, these discipline specific courses help alpine, cross country, and snowboard instructors ­learn more about creating ultimate first-time experiences that make beginners want to return to the sport. These courses cover teaching and people skills, and technique-oriented insights for great beginner lessons.

Title: Snowboard Level I
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: Snowboarders going for their Level I certification can take this course that introduces the concepts and ideas that are the foundation of being a professional snowboard instructor like how to structure your lessons and give feedback to your students.  

FREE Digital Guides from PSIA-AASI

These guides are free for all PSIA-AASI members and offer additional training opportunities.

Title: Fitness for Skiing and Snowboarding 
Course Type: Digital Guide
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: For workout options, dive into this free guide which includes at-home exercises that help improve your overall fitness. Written by former PSIA Alpine Team member Chris Fellows and Resilient Performance Systems CEO Doug Kechijian, this fitness regimen promotes improved movement and body longevity for snowsports instructors.

Title: Adaptive Instruction Supplement
Course Type: Digital Guide
Fee: Free
CEUs: No (0)
About: This resource focuses on diagnoses and medication classifications. Even if you're not an adaptive instructor, this material deserves a read. 

Read the Spring Issue of 32 Degrees

Stay connected to the sports we all love by reading the Spring 2020 digital edition of 32 Degrees magazine. Meet Jesse Diggins, Katie Ertl, and Katie Zinn; learn freestyle tips for future seasons; and more. All your content is free.


If you have questions about these, or any other educational products from PSIA-AASI, please contact Member Services at memberservices@thesnowpros.org or 303.987.9390.

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