Instructor Training Courses (ITC's) are designed for continued professional development and act as an information exchange for current and aspirant outdoor educators. If you're interested in sharing ideas and concepts in avalanche education, the AIARE ITC's offer a forum to meet with other instructors. Guest speakers are always invited and course participants take part in "peer presentations" in an effort to improve their presentation skills and contribute to the course.
All AIARE instructors begin with the Level 1 ITC. ITC's are held on a regular basis. The ITC’s introduce the AIARE curriculum, general goals and learning outcomes for each of the courses in the AIARE training program. These courses are three consecutive days in length. The courses spend time indoors and in the field.
The Instructor Training Course does not automatically qualify the participant to be an AIARE instructor. It is one of the qualifications that must be fulfilled. Complete qualifications are described here; Instructor Qualifications
AIARE requires all instructors to attend a training course as part of the prerequisites required before qualifying to obtain AIARE materials and resources. Once they have attended a training course, instructors are required to refresh on a regular basis to maintain their instructor qualification.
A complete overview of the AIARE instructor training and instructor continuing education program is discussed here. If you are serious about the AIARE instructor training program you need to read that document.
Those who wish to attend an ITC should apply online. For questions, contact Ben Pritchett, AIARE Programs Director;
All instructor training courses are three day courses.
INSTRUCTOR REFRESHER COURSES
Instructor Refresher Courses (IRC's) are designed for existing AIARE instructors. Attendance at an IRC every 3 years is required to stay current as an AIARE instructor. IRC's are one day sessions that review any curriculum changes, update instructors on new technical information and have a guest presentation. Some of these sessions have outdoor components and some do not dependent upon venue. Check details.
"The Art of Teaching Adults" (Level1 only) by Peter Renner
Various reference and research papers
AIARE Field Book
Within 30 days of the course, no refunds will be made for Instructor Training sessions. Although no cash refunds can be made, money deposited toward Instructor Trainings can be deferred to other training sessions.
The following materials are available to educators who meet AIARE course leader qualifications. Outdoor educators and those interested in the AIARE program are invited to apply for instructor training.