The 2017 ADTSEA election ballots are going out through Survey Monkey this month. Votes are due by March 30, 2017 and will be tallied on April 5, 2017. Bios on the candidates can be found on the ADTSEA website at www.adtsea.org The office communicates with membership mainly through email so email addresses need to be up to date. If you do not receive your ballot or need to update your information, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention ADTSEA Members:
If you are planning on attending the 2017 ADTSEA conference and are reserving a room at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West or any of the nearby hotels, please reserve your room as early as possible. Reservation details are below. If you are in need of an accessible room- please notify the hotel when making reservations as there are a limited amount of rooms available.
The 2017 ADTSEA Conference July 16-19, 2017 is just around the corner! Information regarding host outings and registration will be going out to members very soon.
It has come to our attention that the California State Fair is occurring in Sacramento, CA, July 14-30, 2017. Information regarding the fair can be found at http://www.castatefair.org/home/
2017 ADTSEA Conference
We look forward to seeing everyone in Sacramento, CA.
Mark your calendar for July 16 – 19, 2017.
Group Code is ADTSEA
If you need special accommodations at the hotel, please let the hotel staff know when you register for your hotel room.
ADTSEA Conference Registration Form
Parking at hotel is $9 per day. Super Shuttle to hotel is $17
NSSP Conference - July 14-17, 2017
The National Student Safety Program (NSSP) exists for youth to develop leadership, positive relationships, and programs that help to reduce death and injury on our nation’s highways through traffic safety education. NSSP celebrates 60 proud years of providing youth with an annual opportunity to share teen developed programs. We invite you to be a part of this exciting conference.
Meet teens that have developed great programs and projects that are working in their communities. Feel their excitement and get engaged—teach, learn and share projects. Get recognized by nominating your group, project and/or outstanding individuals in the NSSP Awards Program and win awards for your outstanding efforts. Keep doing the right thing by helping peers make the right choices and educating others with your knowledge.
Value and challenge yourself--push your potential to the limit. The conference will motivate you to create, develop and implement prevention programs. Make new friends and build your own network of resources. Exercise and strengthen your leadership skills.
The conference agenda will get you to actively participate in a fun and exciting way. Hear keynote speakers, experts and student presenters. Enjoy small group discussions, icebreakers and energizers. Enjoy the opening social event, awards and celebration event. Make new friends and be inspired!
NSSP Conference Registration
Call for Workshops
Attending the three-day conference is only $275, which includes six meals. (Hotel lodging is not included.) Go to the NSSP website at www.nssp.org and download the registration forms,the NSSP Student Handbook, and the NSSP Awards Program information. Early registration deadline is June 1, 2017. Special one-day conference rate of $100 is available for teens from Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Montana and Idaho.
NSSP showcases students and their projects that aim at safety. These include highway safety topics (seat belts, pedestrian, bicycles, impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, graduated driver’s licensing, etc.), leadership skill building, and peer prevention topics (suicide, pregnancies, HIV, drug/alcohol use, eating disorders, conflict resolution, etc.) It is highly desirable that the presentations be interactive. Presenters must be students. The deadline to submit workshop proposals to ADTSEA is March 1, 2017. Go to www.nssp.org and download the NSSP Call for Proposals Form.
ADTSEA/Michelin Tire Safety Workshops
ADTSEA / Michelin Tire Safety Lifesavers Preconference Workshop
ADTSEA will be conducting a free tire safety workshop to driver education instructors prior to the Lifesavers Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Charlotte Convention Center. There is no fee for the Tire Safety Workshop, but you must register for the Lifesavers conference. Participants will receive a free copy of the ADTSEA Curriculum and a free set of Michelin tires will be given away. Lunch and giveaways will be provided as well.
For more information or to register go to: http://lifesaversconference.org/prepost-conference-meetings/
For the workshop agenda click here.
ADTSEA / Michelin Tire Safety Pre-Conference Workshop at ADTSEA Conference
ADTSEA will be conducting a free tire safety workshop to driver education instructors prior to the ADTSEA Conference in Sacramento, California on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. Participants will receive a free copy of the ADTSEA Curriculum and a free set of Michelin tires will be given away. Lunch and giveaways will be provided as well. The workshop is limited to 30 attendees. You must register for the conference to attend.
For more information go to: http://www.adtsea.org/ADTSEA%202017%20Conference.html
To register click here.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DRIVER EDUCATION
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 to 17-year olds. Driver education and training provides information, skills and attitudes designed to produce safer drivers who are less likely to be involved in crashes.
IMPORTANCE OF PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Parents and guardians play a vital role in their teens’ driver education experience. A study conducted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has found that “teens who perceive their parents as authoritative are half as likely to crash, 71% less likely to drive intoxicated, and 30% less likely to use a cell phone when driving” than teens who perceive their parents as uninvolved.
The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) developed this course to assist parents and guardians in getting involved with their teens’ learning-to-drive experience.
The course is designed to help parents and guardians:
- learn about the risks of driving and how to conduct effective risk-management of their teen driver;
- decide whether or not their teen is ready to drive;
- model safe driving behavior; and
- access state specific Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) information easily.
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ADTSEA Parent/Guardian Teen Learning-to-Drive Risk-Management Online Seminar Now Available! For more information click here. For a brochure click here.
ADED Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation Feb 15-16, 2017
Denver, CO (DSAA) April 28-29, 2017
Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline: February 28, 2017
Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation 15 ADED/1.5 AOTA hours offered
Speakers: Jenny Nordine
Course designed for individuals new to the field of driver rehabilitation. Topics include: program development, driver training, adaptive driving equipment and program documentation. Course will also emphasize collaboration with mobility dealers and consumers and families.
Contact ADED 866-672-9466 Register online: www.aded.net
ADTSEA TEACHER EXCELLENCE AWARD
In Honor of Frank Kenel
AMERICAN DRIVER AND TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association’s (ADTSEA) Teacher Excellence Award (TEA) sponsored by TheNational Road Safety Foundation (NRSF), honors outstanding driver and traffic safety educators.
The non-profit National Road Safety Foundation has been a strong supporter of driver education throughout its more than 50 years. NRSF produces and distributes, at no charge, educational films, teaching manuals and public service campaigns for use by professionals in driver education, traffic safety, public health and law enforcement. More than a million copies of the Foundation's films and materials have been distributed nationwide. Based in New York City, NRSF was founded in 1962 by Fraydun Manocherian, who as a teen, lost two friends to a drunk driver. For more information, visit www.nrsf.org or contact Michelle Anderson at 212-837-4854.
Candidates are nominated by an ADTSEA state-affiliate or regional director for outstanding teaching and service to driver and traffic safety education. Nominees must be a current ADTSEA member and an active member of their ADTSEA affiliated state or regional association for the past 4 years. Each ADTSEA state-affiliate may nominate one person for the TEA. ADTSEA members, from states not affiliated with ADTSEA, can be nominated by the regional director from the member’s region. Each state can only have one nominee. All nominees should be high quality teachers who deliver high quality driver education programs.
All TEA candidates will be recognized during the conference. Applications will be reviewed by the TEA committee and those individuals who are determined to be TEA recipients will be recognized and honored by their peers and will receive a stipend and plaque from ADTSEA. In addition, TEA recipients will receive a special identification name badge to wear during the conference.
Each nominee must complete and submit the form, Nomination for Teacher Excellence Award, as well as a resume', Power Point program demonstrating your innovation in teaching, and written responses to questions. Signatures by ADTSEA State or Regional affiliates officers are required. Submissions may be mailed electronically to email@example.com or postal mailed to Rich Hanson, 8116 SW Cedarcrest Street, Portland, OR 97223-1227. All materials are due May 15, 2017. Teacher Excellence Award documents may be accessed here.
We hope many people will promote the activity and help showcase great teachers. For additional information please feel free to contact Rich Hanson, facilitator, 503-502-8768, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEA award recipients are expected to present in one Secondary Division Session during the annual ADTSEA Conference by showcasing effective teaching strategies, skills development, and/or lesson ideas for classroom and/or in-car instruction that enhances the learner’s knowledge and/or skills in driver and traffic safety education, promotes national standards in traffic safety, and/or promotes traffic safety within the school and community.
Behind The Wheel with ADHD
Behind the Wheel with ADHD is offering a Spring Rate exclusive only to ADTSEA members. The webinar normally costs $150. We have gotten some input from members regarding the need for this education but also the difficult time they have carving out the 2 hours it requires and the fact that their busiest time of the year is June, July and August and they would like to get this education prior to the summer.
Therefore, we are going to offer a Spring rate of $75 for ADTSEA members only.
The dates are: March 14th, April 11th, and May 9th all beginning at 10am Central running for 2 hours.
The link to register is: http://behindthewheelwithadhd.com/register-for-the-adtsea-member-webinar/
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This New Approach May Help Teens 'Get The Message' About Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is the new disease among teens growing up in the age of smartphones and other handheld technologies. It’s devastating effects, from life-altering emotional and physical injuries to tens of thousands of deaths, have shattered countless families for generations to come. Read more here.
Young Millennials Top List of Worst Behaved Drivers
A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in the past 30 days, earning the top spot of worst behaved U.S. drivers. These dangerous behaviors ― which increase crash risk ― included texting while driving, red-light running and speeding. These findings come as U.S. traffic deaths rose to 35,092 in 2015, an increase of more than 7 percent, the largest single-year increase in five decades. Read more here.
Revised 2017 Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS) Released
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. The number of young drivers 16-20 years old involved in fatal crashes increased by 10 percent from 2014 to 2015. Vehicle crash fatalities are increasing across the country, but there is hope in addressing the behaviors and skills of novice teen drivers when getting behind the wheel to drive. In spite of the increase in fatal vehicle crashes, there are still organizations like the Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education (ANSTSE) working to reduce these fatalities. ANSTSE has revised the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDETAS) to improve driver education programs nationwide.
This 2017 revision represents a multi-year effort of ANSTSE to enhance the national standards for driver education. The revised standards incorporate newly developed standards for the delivery of driver education, including online delivery standards. The standards for instructor qualifications have been significantly enhanced and include several attachments (Attachments
C and D) relating to instructor training. Other sections, including Administration, Coordination with Driver Licensing and Parental Involvement have also been enhanced.
The revised NTDETAS and other resources are available for free download at www.anstse.info. We encourage you to utilize the revised 2017 NTDETAS in your continued efforts to enhance driver education and reduce teen crashes and fatalities.
Driver Education Model Instructor Training Materials Released
Improved training for driver education instructors has been recommended as one of the primary recommendations in most, if not all, of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) State Driver Education Assessments / Peer Reviews. Over 50% of current instructors nationwide are at retirement age. A training system to replace these instructors is needed. In the past ten years, many colleges and universities have discontinued their teacher training programs. University budget costs and low enrollment have been the primary cause.
The Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education (ANSTSE) announces the release of a Model Training Curriculum for the Teaching Task and the Stages for an Instructor Preparation Program. The instructor training program creates an alternative to university based driver education instructor training. This will assist all state programs to offer quality driver education instructor training. Commercial, public and private schools will all have a resource for training driver education instructors.
Details on the training system can be found in the revised 2017 Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards (NTDEAS) Attachment C – Stages for Driver Education Instructor Preparation Program. The curriculum contains model training lesson plans and visuals to train new driver education instructors on teaching and learning theories for classroom and behind-the-wheel instructional methodology.
The driver education instructor training course should be taught by a qualified master instructor who has received training on how to utilize these materials. States/programs may duplicate the materials for use and distribution to participants. State-specific and program-specific content may be added.
The electronic files with embedded videos for the Teaching Task Curriculum and the NTDETAS are available for free download at www.anstse.info. We encourage you to utilize the Model Training Curriculum and the Stages for Driver Education Instructor Preparation Programs in your continued efforts to enhance driver education and training to reduce teen crashes and fatalities.
Driver Education Saves Lives!
We would like to thank our newest ADTSEA Members:
Rico Meneghini (MI)
Tamela Timko (MN)
Gwendolyn Chambers (MI)
Todd Hanley (AZ)
Bert Kooi ( IL)
Leslie Walden (MI)
Russ Nowak (IL)
Andrew Butler (IL)
Angela Alexander (NC)
Janee Alexander-Jones (NC)
Kevin Binkley (NC)
Acquinetta Davis (NC)
Ellen Dillard (NC)
Imad Hamid (SC)
Marlon Suarez (NC)
Charles Tate (NC)
Helena Wright (NC)
Driven 2 Drive (PA)
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