Course and Instructor Evaluation
EDUCATION STAFF PROFICIENCES:
SKIING/RIDING ABILITIES: demonstrate versatility,the ability to inspire through precision and adaptability, and a set of skills that relate to sensing how and where a participant’s skiing/riding might differ from the standard. Ed Staff members should be able to respectfully replicate the movements of their event participants, then discern and describe how they might differ from the intent or task requirements. At the peak of this standard is the ability to deconstruct and synthesize movements to reach a desired outcome, across a variety of terrain and performance situations, including steeps, bumps, powder, racing, and freestyle.
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE: As a baseline, an ed staff member can be relied upon to have both contemporary and historical perspectives relating to physics, biomechanics, and equipment. More experienced staff members bring insights into resort best-practices, alpine environmental factors, weather and surface preparation, course setting and other issues.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: An Education Staffmember must communicate performance relative to a standard, and be able to effectively deliver scores and feedback. This differs from the requirements for level III in respect to expectations and outcomes, the form of feedback (often written), and the ability to teach for transfer. Although difficult to discern from top performing Level III instructors, Ed Staff members should have the ability to sense when a participant’s understanding differs from what is being asked of them, and have the ability to rephrase in order to guide performance.
GROUP MANAGEMENT: Ed staff member establishes an environment of trust, in order to maximizing both learning and participant performance. Ideally an ed staffmember has the ability to coach the performance of the group by addressing the needs of the participants, knowing when to use which form of power and persuasion to maximize each individual participant’s engagement.
For more information on Ed Staff Pathways: http://www.psia-c.org/about-us/education-staff/
Central Office/Registration Process:
Multiple Events: If you attended more than one event or clinic this year, we kindly ask that you review them all.