April eNewsletter

Click here to view the Letter from the NHTSA Administrator Supporting Driver Education.

56th Annual ADTSEA Conference

Registration has begun for the 2012 ADTSEA Conference in Appleton, Wisconsin.  Our ADTSEA program planners have an extensive list of presenters for each division session.  The General Sessions combine national leaders, motivational speakers and awards recognition.  This year the General Session speakers include Stephen Bargatze, an internationally acclaimed comedian and motivational speaker; Ron Cole, a motivational speaker who delivers his message through the use of concerts; Dr. Terry Kline, Professor at Eastern Kentucky University and ADTSEA Corporate Members.   You can find more information on the ADTSEA website at http://adtsea.org/adtsea/ADTSEA%202012%20Conference.html.

Exhibitors:  Reserve Your Space Today!

Exhibitors will be allotted 20 minutes during the Opening General Session on Sunday July 15, 2012 to introduce yourself, your company and describe how your product helps driver education teachers meet national standards.  Exhibits will be open from 4:30 pm Sunday evening until Tuesday at 9:00 am.  During scheduled exhibit hours there will be no conflicting program activities.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to display your products and talk to traffic safety specialists from across the country.  Please click here for more information and the exhibitor application form.

2012 Annual Teen Leadership Conference

The National Student Safety Program Annual Teen Leadership Training Conference invites teens from across the nation to share their peer education activities and projects, learn about new ideas and campaigns they can conduct in their schools and communities, and enjoy a memorable conference experience!  Find out more and download registration information at http://adtsea.org/adtsea/NSSP%20Conference%202012.html.

Driver Education Curriculum Version 3.0

In June 2012, ADTSEA will release a revised curriculum for driver educators.  This is a complete package containing curriculum lesson plans, enhanced learning activities and worksheets, still picture illustrations, short video clips and videos imbedded in the DVD.  The package includes 2 DVDs, 1 CD , 1 hard copy 3.0 curriculum and 1 copy of AAA How to Drive (14th Edition).  Advance sale orders are now being accepted.  Please click here for the brochure including an order form or go to our online store.

The Chronicle Volume 59, 2012 Issue is Now Available on the ADTSEA Website

The Chronicle for Driver Education Professionals Online (The Chronicle) is an electronic publication of the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA), offering an online journal of practice and scholarship of interest and relevance to the interdisciplinary practitioner and academic communities concerned with driver education and traffic safety.  The Chronicle is designed to be an effective educational and dissemination tool for practitioners, scholars, and students of driver education and traffic safety. Articles are solicited from individuals representing any discipline or field of interest that supports driver education and traffic safety and promotes understanding of driver education and traffic safety.  Click here to view the latest Issue.

What Distracts Teens Most?  Other Teens

Here's a good reason to buy your teenager that little two-seater -- and remove the passenger seat:
The odds of a fatal accident double when a teen passenger is riding along, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. With two or more teen passengers, a fatal accident is five times more likely.  A pair of new studies conducted by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm underlines the threat of distraction from passengers as well as electronics, offering insight on how teen boys and teen girls react differently to each.  Click here to read the full article.

MTEA 2012 Conference April 22-24, 2012 in Billings -- Register by April 11

Traffic Education deals with our teens' number one public health issue:  driving.  We encourage traffic education teachers and administrators to attend the Montana Traffic Education Association (MTEA)/OPI conference April 22-24, 2012 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.  Visit http://www.opi.mt.gov/Programs/DriverEd for MTEA Registration Form and conference agenda.

The delivery of Traffic Education is not without risk and liability exposure for the district, the teacher and the student.  Each conference and workshop participant is provided valuable information for minimizing risk and liability exposure.  Conference sessions will address the latest issues with the best known practices, including the challenges of behind-the-wheel instruction and parent involvement.  Attendees can earn one college credit or 15 renewal units.   Contact Jim Carroll at MTEA via email for registration, tjcarrol@rocketmail.com

K-5 Curriculum on Walking and Bicycling - Pre conference Workshop 

Saturday 8AM - 5PM and Sunday 8AM - 11AM   
Earn Renewal Units or One Credit
To learn more, contact Roger DiBrito at (406) 273-6458 or email roger.dibrito@gmail.com or
visit Journeys From Home Montana at http://www.journeysfromhomemontana.org/

Upcoming Events

MDTSEA State Conference
April 13th & 14th, 2012
Best Western Kelly Inn
100 4th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301
More Information
Email Joe Christensen

NC State Conference
April 19th - 21st, 2012
Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel
777 Casino Drive
Cherokee, NC 28719
Email Connie Sessoms

Illinois Annual Conference
May 3rd & 4th, 2012
Thelma Keller Convention Center
1202 North Keller Drive
Effingham, IL
Email Roger Voigt
Email Dennis Peters
More Information


Montana TEA Conference
April 22nd - 24th, 2012
Billings Hotel and Convention Center
1223 Mullowney Lane
Billings, MT
Email Jim Carrol

NYSDTSEA State Conference
April 21st, 2012
Relief Pitcher Banquet Hall &
Convention Center
197 Conklin Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13903

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