June 2014 eNewsletter

In This Issue:

2014 Annual ADTSEA Conference  

Kansas Host Outings – Spaces still Available

58th Annual Conference Golf Outing

2014 Annual NSSP Conference

Survey for the Development of the ADTSEA 4.0 Curriculum

Driver Education Teacher Preparation
Traffic Safety Education (TSE) Courses

States Receive Teen Driving Grants to Address Risky Behaviors

AAA: Teen drivers face greatest risk in summer

Consumer Report: Tracking Teen Drivers

New Quiz Puts Teen Drivers to the Test

Upcoming Events

NETSEA
October 23rd

SCDTSEA
November 21st

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2014 Annual ADTSEA Conference
“Strategic Planning: Driver Education in the Digital Age”
The 58th Annual ADTSEA Conference titled “Strategic Planning: Driver Education in the Digital Age” will be held July 13 – 16, 2014 in Wichita, Kansas. This is a very important event for all of us.  It is a time to come together and share information that is a valuable part of our continued education.

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 Sessions include Curtis Waltermire, a professional magician and mentalist as well as motivational speaker Bill Cordes, the YOGOWYPI  Guy “You Only Get Out What You Put In”.  The Bishop Forum speaker is Dr. Monte Selby, educator, author, and speaker from Colorado, Education’s Songwriter with a presentation titled “Creating a Best Day: How Good Teachers Get Better!”

Early Bird registration ends June 1, 2014.

DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport
Reservations: 1-800-247-4458
Ask for the ADTSEA Conference Room of $106.00 per night
For more information visit our website at www.adtsea.org.

Kansas Host Outings – Spaces still Available
The Kansas Driver Safety Education Association along with the Kansas Department of Transportation have some exciting outings planned for you and your guests while attending the 2014 ADTSEA conference. For more information and the registration form please visit the ADTSEA website / Host Outings.

58th Annual Conference Golf Outing

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Arthur B. Sims Golf Course
Wichita, KS
10 minute drive from hotel
Tee time: 8:30am
Green Fees and Cart: $37.00 per Person

For More Information and to register click here and submit registration form to Fred Nagao.

2014 ADTSEA Golf Outing

2014 Annual NSSP Conference
July 12-14, 2014 – Double Tree by Hilton at Wichita Airport, Kansas
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 “Shining in Safety”.
For more information visit our website here.

Survey for the Development of the ADTSEA 4.0 Curriculum
The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) is conducting a survey to assist with the development of a new and improved 4.0 curriculum. We would like to seek your assistance to determine ways to improve and update the curriculum. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
To complete the survey please use the following link to Survey Monkey

Driver Education Teacher Preparation
Traffic Safety Education (TSE) Courses
2014 Fall Semester Calendar
NOW 90% ONLINE, D2L!
10% INTERACTIVE TELEVISION, ITV!

St. Cloud State University
Continuing Studies

DRIVER EDUCATION LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
(13 credits)
See SCSU web pages for more TSE information at:
http://www.stcloudstate.edu/continuingstudies/driversed/default.asp
Or
http://bulletin.stcloudstate.edu/courses.asp?deptCode=tse

Students who are seeking Driver Education licensure to teach in Minnesota Public, or Private Schools must successfully complete the following courses (required core of 13 credits):  Now all the TSE courses are 90% on-line, located on (D2L) Desire To Learn and 10% (6 sessions) ITV.  Work at your own pace, on your own time, from your computer to complete the driver education licensure program.  You must be officially registered to take the courses and have your Husky Net account set up prior to the start of classes to access D2L.

Summer Block I, May 19 to June 26, 2014
Fall Semester, August 25th to December 10th 2014

States Receive Teen Driving Grants to Address Risky Behaviors
Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, and North Dakota Selected
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds in the U.S. To help combat this problem, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced that six of its member State Highway Safety Offices have been awarded $100,000 in grants from Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL). Elements of the award-wining teen driving program, developed collaboratively by Ford Motor Company Fund and GHSA, will be incorporated into initiatives implemented by the highway safety offices in Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, and North Dakota. GHSA invited its members to apply for the grant, which provides up to $20,000 in seed money for teen-driving related activities. GHSA and Ford DSFL representatives reviewed the applications and selected the following state initiatives for funding:
Read more here.

AAA: Teen drivers face greatest risk in summer
The so-called 100 days of summer between the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays are upon us, and while they may be the most fun, relaxing days of the year, for teen drivers they're also fraught with grave danger. With school out, AAA warns that as the mercury rises, so do teen driving fatalities, making summertime the "100 Deadliest Days" of the year. Car crashes already are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, who have the highest crash rate of any age group, AAA stated. During the summer months — when drivers rack up 20 billion more miles than at other times of the year — an average of 260 teens are killed in accidents each month. That's a 26% spike compared to the other months of the year. Not only are teens themselves more likely to die in car crashes, they also have the highest rates of crash involvement resulting in the deaths of others, including passengers, pedestrians or occupants of other vehicles, AAA stated.
Read more here.

Consumer Report: Tracking Teen Drivers
Car accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers. Teens are inexperienced drivers, and they tend to speed. Consumer Reports has tested three devices that you install in the car to keep tabs on your teenage driver.  There’s MotoSafety, $80; Mastrack, $100; and MobiCoPilot, $150. They are easy to install in the diagnostic port under the dashboard. And you’ll pay $15 to $20 per month for driving reports. The devices alert you if your teen is speeding, slamming on the brakes, or really gunning the car. You can have the alerts sent to you via text or e-mail, or view driving reports on the device’s website. You can also see the vehicle’s location and the route. All of the devices worked well. And Consumer Reports says not to think of those devices as spying on your teen, but coaching them to be a better driver. Read more here.

New Quiz Puts Teen Drivers to the Test
In honor of Safe Teen Driving Day®, Be Smart. Be Well. releases new online quiz testing teen drivers' knowledge of driving risks and driving distractions.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports teen drinking and driving is on the decline, other driving risks remain; and motor vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Using humor and a light-hearted style, the Teen Driving Quiz presents multiple-choice questions on driving risks and information about how to manage them. For example, teens may not know that teen passengers pose one of the biggest risks to teen drivers. That's because they can distract the driver. According to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, just two teen passengers doubles a teen driver's risk of fatal crash; three or more teen passengers quadruples a teen driver's fatal-crash risk. Read more here.


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