July 2015 eNewsletter

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ADTSEA Conference 2015 North Carolina   July 12 - 15, 2015

Preconference Workshop

State Farm releases Driver Feedback

Deadliest days of summer driving

Tougher Night Driving Rules for Teens May Lower Crash Rates

How Much Does Adding a Teen Driver Increase Your Auto Insurance?

Driver Education Teacher Preparation Traffic Safety Education (TSE) Courses

Upcoming Events

NSSP Annual Conference
July 10-13, 2015

ADTSEA Annual Conference
Jul 12-15, 2015

WTSEA Annual Conference
Oct 9-10, 2015

CASE Annual Conference
Oct 10, 2015

NETSEA Annual Conference
Oct 15-16, 2015

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ADTSEA Conference 2015 North Carolina   July 12 - 15, 2015


3415 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609-7330

2015 Annual Teen Leadership Conference July 10 - 13, 2015

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! This year’s conference is titled “Safety in My Mind”. For more information visit the NSSP website here.

Preconference Workshop
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Available to the first 30 teachers to register

No charge, but you must be registered for the ADTSEA conference and preregister for the workshop.

The workshop will focus on how driver education teachers can use materials developed by ADTSEA on tire safety and maintenance and how to incorporate the training module within the ADTSEA 3.0 Driver Education Curriculum. Participants of the workshop will receive a complimentary copy of the ADTSEA 3.0 Curriculum, which includes lesson plans, learning activities, visuals and videos and a copy of the Michelin/ADTSEA Tire Safety Lesson Plan at no charge. Registration Information.

State Farm® releases Driver Feedback Instructor Edition mobile app,
now available free on iOS and Android platforms

Free app to be showcased at ADTSEA Annual Conference July 12-15

Driver Feedback™ Instructor Edition, a free mobile app developed by State Farm®, is now available for both iOS and Android mobile devices. The app is designed to help driver education instructors access, record, organize and monitor the progress of their students during behind-the-wheel instruction, and helps parents stay informed of their teens’ driving results. 

The new app will be featured and demonstrated live during the ADTSEA Annual Conference. Available from the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android) at no charge, the app builds on the functionality of Driver Feedback™, released by State Farm in 2011.

The instructor edition provides customized features that help instructors manage multiple students or classes, record notes, and download driving data for more detailed analysis. The app calculates each trip a driver makes and delivers an overall trip score. It also measures individual scores for three key driving behaviors, or the ABCs of driving:

  • Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Cornering

The better the driving, the higher the score. As students master slow and smooth acceleration, braking and cornering, their scores increase. Students may track their own progress over time and compete against their previous driving performance.  

Individual data can be texted or emailed to students and parents to reinforce positive behaviors, celebrate successes and identify areas that need improvement or additional practice.

As the nation’s leading auto insurer, State Farm believes providing detailed information about driving performance will help instructors document and increase the rate of student learning and competency. Crashes remain the No. 1 killer of teens and the first year behind the wheel is the most dangerous. 

The Driver Feedback Instructor Edition app also helps driver education professionals teach new teen drivers that safe driving is a life-long habit that starts with them. By adopting safe driving habits, like driving 2N2®: 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel, every teen has the power to make a difference when they drive or ride as a passenger.

State Farm is committed to preventing teen crashes, reducing injuries and saving lives.

Deadliest days of summer driving
More teens expected to be on the roads
Teenagers are being let out of school for the summer, which  means, there will be more teens out on the roads.

One parent told 22News, he’s concerned about teens out on the road. “Definitely worries me that a young driver is going to make a mistake and take their eyes off the road and then somebody’s going to get hurt,” said Leonard McDonald, a father of two from Shelburne Falls.

We are entering the 100 deadliest days for teen driving, the summer months. In 2012, teen drivers were involved in accidents that killed nearly 1,000 people from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Read the article here.

Tougher Night Driving Rules for Teens May Lower Crash Rates
Tougher rules for night driving by teen drivers in Massachusetts reduced their risk for serious and fatal crashes, a new study shows.

In 2007, the state introduced a number of new regulations for young drivers, including more severe penalties for unsupervised nighttime driving by 16- and 17-year-old new drivers, and mandatory drowsy driving education. Read more here.

How Much Does Adding a Teen Driver Increase Your Auto Insurance?
It's normal for parents to start worrying when their teens get old enough to drive -- but wondering whether they'll be safe is only one reason to fret. Adding a teen to the family car insurance policy can nearly double what parents already are paying, according to a new study.
While increases vary widely by state, across the country the average premium will rise about 80 percent, according to a new study by Insurance Quotes. In five states, the average bill can more than double.
"It's really expensive to insure a teen driver, said Laura Adams, senior analyst, the website's senior analyst. The good news, she added, is that there are ways to get discounts if, for example, your teen is a good student. Read more here.

Driver Education Teacher Preparation
Traffic Safety Education (TSE) Courses
2015 Fall Semester Calendar

St. Cloud State University
Continuing Studies

See SCSU web pages for more TSE information at:

Fall Semester, August 24th to December 9th 2015

TSE 440/540 Driving Task Analysis  (3 Credits)
TSE 450/550 Methods of Classroom Instruction  (3 Credits)
TSE 470/570 Methods of In Car Instruction (3 Credits)
TSE 480/580 In-Car-Instruction Practicum (1 Credit)
(Note TSE 470/570 and 480/580 must be taken concurrently)
TSE 490/590 Issues in Driver Education (3 Credits)


The above program meets the requirements of the Minnesota Board of Teaching, rule M-CAR 8700.4901. http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/arule/8710/4350.html It is important that the applicant have sufficient credits (13) to meet the most recent Board of Teaching requirements.

The above program also meets and exceeds the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) requirements.  St, Cloud State University driver education teacher preparation courses are offered from an accredited institution. Applicants must adhere to driver education state requirements where you reside.

St. Cloud State University teacher preparation courses have been recognized as The Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preparation.

Registration on-line at: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/continuingstudies
Contact Sue Erickstad
Phone: 320-308-3049   E-mail: serickstad@stcloudstate.edu

Notice: Each online course requires a text and two courses a DVD (four texts and two DVD’s for entire 13-credit program).  Please allow for mail time prior to the start date of each course.

Order Books NOW: Contact Husky Net Bookstore to order online. Phone 320.308.1489 https://www5.stcloudstate.edu/BookStore/loginS.asp

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