NOTICE - ZOOM CLASS 05/20/2023 Info below !

Instructor Development and Mentoring   -  Effective 05/05/2023

The National Ski Patrol (NSP) doesn’t grow patrollers, it builds them. Each patroller learns his or her skills from a certified NSP instructor. These hardworking instructors are the backbone of all NSP education programs; without them, there would be no patrollers. The skills learned in the NSP Instructor Development Program (ID) focus on principles of adult education that are applicable to any field. The NSP is always seeking talented instructors to deliver its OEC, OET, Avalanche, MTR, Nordic, and ID programs. To learn more about Instructor Development opportunities, contact your division ID supervisor or region coordinator.

Info for ID Course 5/20/2023
I hope you are enjoying Spring and excited about out upcoming instructor development course. 

It is your first step to becoming more involved as a ski patrol member and makes a great Senior elective.  Please complete the steps below to get ready for our Zoom session 5/20/23 (Zoom Info will be sent later).   We will start promptly at 8:30 AM. 

 1. I f you have not already done so, register for EPA Instructor Development course through the NSP website/Learning Center.

 2. Read the attached "Training the Adult Patroller" manual.  It is National's ID text and goes together with the online course. We will review sections of it during our Zoom session. 

 3. Complete the E-Learning Course "Instructor Development eCourse" It is located in the Learning Center Section of the National Website.  This takes about 4 hours and should be done well in advance of the course to help you plan your lesson and understand the fundamentals of being and NSP Instructor. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE OR YOU WILL NOT BE READY FOR THE CLASS!

 4. Develop a 15 minute lesson to teach and complete the attached six-pack lesson plan. Use something that can be shared via zoom on 5/20.  It can be anything you would like us to learn. I suggest something you are familiar with that may be of interest to the class. (Previous students have used everything from changing bike tires to felling trees)  Contact me if you need an idea or assistance.  I attached an annotated example for reference as well.  Must be completed and emailed to me by May 16th.  I'll provide feedback and coaching on your lesson plan before the 20th to help you prepare. 

 Be ready to teach on the 20th.  We will review the course content first and spend the remainder of our time teaching and working together on constructive feedback.

 Email or call with any questions. 



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