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SKI INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (PEAC 2288)

 

Department of Sports Science & Physical Education - Idaho State University

 

Alpine Skiing (Public domain photo by Charles J Sharp)SUMMARY

 

Course: Ski Instructor Training
(PEAC 2288 )


Semester: Fall (Last Half of Semester)

 

Time:  Tuesdays, 7:00-8:50 PM


Place: Reed Gym, Room 302

 

Instructor:  Scott Rockwood


E-mail: rockscott@Q.com

 

 

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Written materials for the course will be provide by the instructor.

 

 

CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION


“Indoors:  skiing mechanics, teaching progressions, effective teaching styles and skiing techniques. Outdoors: teaching progressions, skiing demos and techniques for improved skiing.”

 

 

TARGETED STANDARDS


The Sports Science and Physical Education Department’s Outdoor Education curriculum at Idaho State is based on a foundation of five national recognized standards.  The following standards apply to this course:  Standard 1 (Content Knowledge), Standard 2 (Teaching and Leadership Strategies), Standard 3 (Safety and Minimal Impact), and Standard 5 (Experiential Skill and Field Experience).

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES


Objective 1: (Academic Objective) To gain an understanding of the history of skiing, the evolution of ski design, and the function and use of accessory equipment. 


Objective 1 Learning Outcomes - By the end of the course, students will:


1a. Have an understanding of the history and development of the ski, including how design elements have changed over the years, current trends, and the materials used in ski construction.
1b. Understand the function of and the use of accessory ski equipment.

 

Objective 2 (Academic Objective):  To understand the philosophy and strategies of ski instructing

Objective 2 Learning Outcomes - By the end of the course, students will:


2a. Have an understanding of the current trends and philosophy of ski instruction
2b. Understand guest service concepts and best practices of the snow sport industry
2c. Know the sound principles of slope safety

 

Objective 3 (Teaching Skills Objective): To learn how to properly instruct skiing

Objective 3 Learning Outcomes - By the end of the course, students will:


3a. Be able to execute, and demonstrate the principles of movement analysis
3b. Have the ability to teach entry level students ski fundamentals through the use of a sequential and progressive series of skills

 

 

GRADING


Grades for this course are determined by using a point system.  The final grade is reached by adding points from three components:

Total Number of Points Possible:  100 pts

Grading Example: As an example of how grades are determine, let’s say that a student in the course attends 8 out of the possible 10 total class sessions; and they receive 9 pts. on the mid term, and 8 pts. on the final.  Here’s how the grade would be calculated:

  • Attendance and Participation  8 x 8 =  64 pts.
  • Mid Term  9 pts.
  • Final  8 pts.

Total Points:  64 + 9 + 8 = 81
Percentage Grade: 81%
Letter Grade - Using the ISU grading scale (below):  B-

 

GRADING SCALE (ISU SCALE):
A         93-100             C+       78-80               D-        63-65
A-        90-92.9            C         75-77               F          62-below
B+       87-89               C-        72-74
B         84-86               D+       69-71
B-        81-83               D         66-68

 

 

 

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
If you have a diagnosed disability or believe that you have a disability that might require “reasonable accommodation” on the part of the instructor, please call the Director, Center of Services for Students with Disabilities, 282-3912. As a part of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the student to disclose a disability prior to requesting reasonable accommodation.

 

SKI INSTRUCTOR TRAINING UNIT PLAN / COURSE SCHEDULE

Month

Day

Course Topic

Assignments

Objectives & Learning Outcomes

October

22

  • Review Syllabus
  • Current trends in snowboard equipment.
  • Skiing Design
  • Class discussion on Why do you want to teach Skiing?

Terms for class 1 worksheet

Objective 1
Learning Objectives 1a, 1b

 

29

  • Obtain an understand ski boots and bindings.
  • Understand forces that are acting on a skier
  • Understand Phases of turn
  • Understand the difference between skills and abilities
  • Skiing skill concepts

 

Terms for class 2 worksheet

Objective 1
Learning Objectives 1a, 1b, 1c

Objective 2
Learning Objectives
2a, 2b

November

5

  • Emotion and Learning
  • Memory
  • Anatomy 101 (PHYSICAL CAPACITY)
  • Muscle, Bones and Joints
  • Physics as it relates snowboarding.
  • Stages of coordination as it relates skiing
  • The aging Process a it relates to teaching skiing

Terms for class 3 worksheet

Objective 2
Learning Objectives
2a, 2b, 2c

Objective 3
Learning Objectives
3a, 3b

 

12

  • Developing Trust with your students
  • Assessing skiing movements
  • Working the learning environment
  • Giving feedback
  • Debriefing and closure of a lesson
  • Build your teaching model

 

Terms for class 4 worksheet

Objective 2
Learning Objectives
2a, 2b, 2c

Objective 3
Learning Objectives
3a, 3b

 

19

Discussions:

  • Maslow’s Mountain model
  • Learning and Performance Curve model
  • Yikes zone and learning model
  • Task and Terrain model
  • How to improve the following:

    Belonging
Self-Esteem 

  • Effective Communications

Terms for class 5 worksheet

Objective 2
Learning Objectives
2a, 2b, 2c

Objective 3
Learning Objectives
3a, 3b

 

26

  • No class

 

 

December

2

Discussions:

  • Understanding the needs of teaching children
  • Class handling techniques
  • Teaching progression of enter level skiing

Terms for class 6 worksheet

Objective 2
Learning Objectives
2a, 2b, 2c

Objective 3
Learning Objectives
3a, 3b

December

7

On snow clinic on teaching skiing at the entry level

 

Objective 3
Learning Objectives
3a, 3b

 

8

On snow clinic on teaching skiing at the entry level

 

Objective 3
Learning Objectives
3a, 3b

 

10

Review for the final

 

Objective 1
Learning Objectives 1a, 1b, 1c

Objective 2
Learning Objectives
2a, 2b, 2c

Objective 3
Learning Objectives
3a, 3b

 

14

On snow Teaching evaluations

 

Objective 3
Learning Objectives
3a, 3b

 

15

On snow Teaching evaluations

 

Objective 3
Learning Objectives
3a, 3b

 

18

Final

 

 

 

 


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