Traffic Safety Education


Conference Agenda and Sessions

Friday March, 6

8:00am

Registration

North Foyer
8:30am

CCADE Meeting

The Firs
8:30am

ODTSEA Meeting

The Pines
9:30am

DEAC Meeting

The Oak
12:00pm

Vendor Exhibition

Foyers
12:00pm

Lunch on your own

1:00pm

Orientation & Mobility for Visually Impaired/Blind Pedestrians

Presenters: Kim Johnson
The Firs
This presentation provides information on blind/visually impaired travelers.  This session will include a video or slide show with demonstrations and vision simulators to help bridge the understanding when a driver encounters someone using a cane. This course will help driver's develop a real understanding on what it takes for an individual with a cane to cross a street and what a driver can do to help improve safety for all. This knowledge will help Driver Education instructors & Orientation & Mobility Instructors improve pedestrian safety for everyone by having a joint understanding when encountering an individual using a cane or guide dog.

Session Files

1:00pm

Getting Real about DMV: All you need to know about Real ID, The Equal Access to Roads Act, and expanding customer services

Presenters: Ben Kahn, Bill Merrill
The Oaks
Getting a driver license requires more than just passing tests - applicants need to provide the correct identity documentation. Can you accurately inform your driver education students about what they need to bring to DMV to get their instructional permit or driver license? Even if the answer is “yes”, there are big changes coming soon! Bill will provide information about current DMV identification requirements, Real ID and new requirements to fly domestically, and changes in 2021 due to the Equal Access to Roads Act. Ben will share how expanding online services are changing to serve DMV customers and help streamline visits to DMV offices. This session will provide educators with the tools they need to prepare their students for a successful trip to DMV, and be prepared themselves for upcoming changes in travel requirements.

Session Files

1:00pm

Playbook Revision 3 (R3) Update/Preview

Presenters: Andrew Crites, Tim Beckham, Sharon Rothacker
The Spruce
During this session, 3 of our Oregon Trainer of Trainers will review the updated outline for the next revision of the Playbook.  Additionally, they will talk about the major changes you will see in relation to Playbook Revision 2.  

Session Files

1:00pm

How innovation and technology are changing our transportation system

Presenters: Kevin Haas
The Pines
Innovation and technology are rapidly changing how we drive and use our transportation system. New engineering policies in how speed limits are set will change how drivers perceive our networks of streets and highways improving safety. Connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology has the potential to improve safety but also leads to additional driver distractions interfacing with technology. New traffic control devices are being introduced that can also improve driver safety but require education of the driver on how to navigate our roadways. This session will explore all of these areas and provide a preview of where our transportation system is headed.

Session Files

2:30pm

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

Foyers
2:45pm

From Why to i: Generation Z

Presenters: Andrew Crites, Tim Beckham, Travis Gordon
The Spruce
In this session we will be discussing Generation Z and how their brain works, how they process information, and the visual and verbal stimuli they encounter. We will also go over emoji's, apps, and language used by Generation Z. The goal is to have our generation of driver ed instructors understand our generation of teenagers better, so we can be more effective as instructors and communicators.

Session Files

2:45pm

How innovation and technology are changing our transportation system

Presenters: Kevin Haas
The Pines
Innovation and technology are rapidly changing how we drive and use our transportation system. New engineering policies in how speed limits are set will change how drivers perceive our networks of streets and highways improving safety. Connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology has the potential to improve safety but also leads to additional driver distractions interfacing with technology. New traffic control devices are being introduced that can also improve driver safety but require education of the driver on how to navigate our roadways. This session will explore all of these areas and provide a preview of where our transportation system is headed.
2:45pm

Going Digital: Using Google to take your driver education program online

Presenters: Tony Summers, Rachel White
The Firs
From student registration to the final drive test everything is digital and easily accessible to the instructors and the office staff at High Desert Driver Education in Redmond, Oregon. It all starts with an online registration system that has completely changed how we register students and receive payments. From there classes are organized using Google. Each school site and class has its own Google sheet with attendance, grades, and student information. A folder for each student keeps everything organized including their Student Check off Form and their final drive test form for the behind the wheel instruction. All of the information and forms are "live" and accessible for the instructors and staff making record keeping and documenting a simple task.  Come learn how High Desert Driver Education does it!

Session Files

2:45pm

Getting Real about DMV: All you need to know about Real ID, The Equal Access to Roads Act, and expanding customer services

Presenters: Ben Kahn, Bill Merrill
The Oaks
Getting a driver license requires more than just passing tests - applicants need to provide the correct identity documentation. Can you accurately inform your driver education students about what they need to bring to DMV to get their instructional permit or driver license? Even if the answer is “yes”, there are big changes coming soon! Bill will provide information about current DMV identification requirements, Real ID and new requirements to fly domestically, and changes in 2021 due to the Equal Access to Roads Act. Ben will share how expanding online services are changing to serve DMV customers and help streamline visits to DMV offices. This session will provide educators with the tools they need to prepare their students for a successful trip to DMV, and be prepared themselves for upcoming changes in travel requirements.

Session Files

4:15pm

Session Break

4:30pm

Provider Roundtable

The Spruce
5:30pm

Saturday March, 7

7:00am

Registration

North Foyer
7:00am

Vendor Exhibition

Foyers
7:00am

Breakfast on your own

8:00am

Opening Keynote: Training for Automaticity: A dosage of distraction

Presenters: Mike Studer
Grand Ballroom (Firs, Oaks, Spruce and Pines)

Session Files

9:45am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors

Foyers
10:15am

Training for Automaticity: A deeper dive into a dosage of distractions

Presenters: Mike Studer
The Oaks
In this session, Mike Studer dives deeper into the Keynote presentation further describing motor learning and motor control literature that supports skilled human performance in the presence of distractions. Literature is clearly in support of the fall-risk in humans, especially those with advanced age or cognitive impairment, when distracted. Additionally, research informs us that people can improve their tolerance to distractions in sport, school, daily mobility and....yet to be studied - driving. As we merge these knowledge bases and continue to advance the field of safe driver training - is there a role for training with "a dosage of distractions"?

Session Files

10:15am

Car insurance fundamentals for educators, now and in the next decade

Presenters: Ronald Fredrickson
The Pines
Using humor and real life examples Ron explains car insurance including required coverages, optional coverages, and frequently asked questions. As we look to the future, Ron includes new technology and how insurance may evolve.

Session Files

10:15am

Understanding the risk: How to identify and respond to someone in emotional distress

Presenters: Tim Glascock
The Spruce
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. Whether at work or in your personal life, this training will help you respond to someone in emotional distress.
10:15am

From Why to i: Generation Z

Presenters: Andrew Crites, Tim Beckham, Travis Gordon
The Firs
In this session we will be discussing Generation Z and how their brain works, how they process information, and the visual and verbal stimuli they encounter. We will also go over emoji's, apps, and language used by Generation Z. The goal is to have our generation of driver ed instructors understand our generation of teenagers better, so we can be more effective as instructors and communicators.
11:45am

Networking Lunch sponsored by Drivers Ed Solutions, LLC

12:45pm

CANCELLED - DriveitHOME: a parent's roadmap to teen driver safety

Presenters: Morgan Cihak
The Pines
DriveitHOME (DIH) is a free online program, which offers a variety of helpful resources for parents of soon – to – be, or newly driving teens. DIH complements driver’s education as it provides interactive and effective ways to help parents coach their teens to get the experience they need behind the wheel to become safer, more experienced drivers, outside of the classroom. Current survey results indicate parents need, want and appreciate this program. DIH provides free resources such as posters, postcards and handouts for organizations, schools and workplaces to provide to parents that they interact with, guiding them to the DIH website to receive the interactive resources.
12:45pm

Understanding the risk: How to identify and respond to someone in emotional distress

Presenters: Sheila Brown
The Spruce
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. Whether at work or in your personal life, this training will help you respond to someone in emotional distress.
12:45pm

Training for Automaticity: A deeper dive into a dosage of distractions

Presenters: Mike Studer
The Oaks
In this session, Mike Studer dives deeper into the Keynote presentation further describing motor learning and motor control literature that supports skilled human performance in the presence of distractions. Literature is clearly in support of the fall-risk in humans, especially those with advanced age or cognitive impairment, when distracted. Additionally, research informs us that people can improve their tolerance to distractions in sport, school, daily mobility and....yet to be studied - driving. As we merge these knowledge bases and continue to advance the field of safe driver training - is there a role for training with "a dosage of distractions"?
12:45pm

Car insurance fundamentals for educators, now and in the next decade

Presenters: Ronald Fredrickson
The Firs
Using humor and real life examples Ron explains car insurance including required coverages, optional coverages, and frequently asked questions. As we look to the future, Ron includes new technology and how insurance may evolve.
2:15pm

Break - Coffee Station

The Foyers
2:30pm

Digital Evidence and Driving

Presenters: Garrett Dow, Cory Stenzel
The Pines
The presentation will provide information relating the how and what of digital evidence extraction and collection during crash investigations. Topics will include: vehicle systems data collection and interpretation, search warrant writing, beginner, intermediate, and advanced cellphone analytic considerations, resources, and case examples.
2:30pm

Go Recycle Yourself: Save Lives through Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

Presenters: Marissa Mark
The Oaks
Learn how to effectively teach driver’s education students about organ, eye, and tissue donation. In this session, we will provide an overview of Donate Life Northwest, review the Recycle Yourself lesson plan, and talk about the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation. This session will provide the tools for educators to prepare their students for their first trip to the DMV, where they will be asked, “Do you want to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor?”

Session Files

2:30pm

Going Digital: Using Google to take your driver education program online

Presenters: Tony Summers, Rachel White
The Firs
From student registration to the final drive test everything is digital and easily accessible to the instructors and the office staff at High Desert Driver Education in Redmond, Oregon. It all starts with an online registration system that has completely changed how we register students and receive payments. From there classes are organized using Google. Each school site and class has its own Google sheet with attendance, grades, and student information. A folder for each student keeps everything organized including their Student Check off Form and their final drive test form for the behind the wheel instruction. All of the information and forms are "live" and accessible for the instructors and staff making record keeping and documenting a simple task.  Come learn how High Desert Driver Education does it!
2:30pm

Giving Effective Feedback

Presenters: Lauren Houslet, Sheryl Vanderwalker
The Spruce
One of the more challenging aspects of teaching driver ed is giving good productive feedback to  teen student drivers and their parents. This can be particularly challenging when your student is struggling and is not meeting the objectives of the lessons. Parents may not know how to support their teen or may not have the resources. Effective feedback helps the student identify problem areas and know what to practice to improve. Feedback should always be honest and  encouraging rather than disheartening or sugar-coated. This session will give you practical advice and practice in handling difficult feedback situations.

Session Files

4:00pm

Session Break

The Foyers
4:15pm

What is impairment

Presenters: David Beatty, Nathan Scott
The Firs
This 90-minute session is designed to give conference attendees more information about impairment and how common impairing substances (cannabis and alcohol) relate to driving. This session also includes a wetlab, where police officers will conduct live testing on volunteer drinkers in the room while explaining the signs of impairment they (and the attendees) will be able to observe.

Session Files

4:15pm

Oregon Friendly Driver - Training Motorists To Drive Safely Around Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Presenters: Lindsay Huber, Heidi Manlove, Drew Pfefferle
The Oaks
The Oregon Friendly Driver program is a 90 minute interactive class to educate all drivers on the best and safest ways to use the road with people walking or riding bikes. These classes are taught and are organized by Commute Options, The Street Trust and the Lane Council of Governments with support from the Oregon Department of Transportation. This curriculum has been in use for over two years and is now ready to be integrated into classes taught by you! This curriculum covers: The safest ways to utilize your roadway network What’s legal and what’s not legal for people driving, people riding bicycles and people walking; Common crashes and how to avoid them; Why people riding bikes leave the bike lane and how people driving can respond; How to use roadway features such as sharrows, bike lanes, and rapid flashing beacons. This presentation will cover the program in a train-the-trainer style, helping attendees to be able to use it to update and enhance their driver education curricula.

Session Files

4:15pm

Driving into the future with virtual reality

Presenters: Richard Greene, Wendy Greene
The Spruce
Come and hear about a recent experiment to integrate virtual reality (VR) technology into the current Oregon Playbook teen training program.  In 2019 Columbia River Driver Education was authorized by the Oregon Department of Transportation to experimentally add Virtual Reality training to the Playbook curriculum. The experiment was a success and VR Equipment has been ordered and the new flow chart has been approved by ODOT. During the session we will review the training flow chart showing how VR training has been incorporated into Playbook training. We will share the initial results of adding VR training and discuss other ways that VR training can improve driver education in the community.

Session Files

4:15pm

The Role of Driver Education in Vehicle Technology

Presenters: Brett Robinson
The Pines
This presentation will provide a high level overview of the importance of educating driver educators and drivers about the limitations of safety technologies, the benefits, challenges and opportunities of vehicle technology for driver education, the critical need for driver education as new safety technologies emerge, development of driver educator training resources and the importance of national standards for quality in training. 

Session Files

5:45pm

Hotel Social

Manager's Area

Sunday March, 8

7:00am

Breakfast on your own

8:00am

Beyond the Mechanics and Laws - What's happening on our roads

Presenters: Tiana Tozer
The Firs
Tiana Tozer, ODOT's Region 1 Transportation Safety Coordinator will provide an overview of the behaviors that are causing crashes in Oregon and the Regions. Her presentation will also include information about traffic control features that drivers seem to be least familiar with, such as rapid flashing beacons, and the laws that Oregon drivers are either unaware of or do not follow. Come learn about what is happening on the roads and how to help Oregon changed its traffic safety culture so everyone gets home safe.

Session Files

8:00am

From Why to i: Generation Z

Presenters: Andrew Crites, Tim Beckham, Travis Gordon
The Oaks
In this session we will be discussing Generation Z and how their brain works, how they process information, and the visual and verbal stimuli they encounter. We will also go over emoji's, apps, and language used by Generation Z. The goal is to have our generation of driver ed instructors understand our generation of teenagers better, so we can be more effective as instructors and communicators.
8:00am

Car insurance fundamentals for educators, now and in the next decade

Presenters: Ronald Fredrickson
The Spruce
Using humor and real life examples Ron explains car insurance including required coverages, optional coverages, and frequently asked questions. As we look to the future, Ron includes new technology and how insurance may evolve.
8:00am

The Future of Traffic Safety Education and the Role of the national driver educator standards (NTDETAS)

Presenters: Brett Robinson
The Pines
This presentation will provide an overview of recent driver education evaluations, non-traditional driver education, vehicle technology, the future of driver education, the role of national driver education standards (NTDETAS) and current ANSTSE projects. 

Session Files

9:30am

Session Break

9:45am

Beyond the Mechanics and Laws - What's happening on our roads

Presenters: Tiana Tozer
The Firs
Tiana Tozer, ODOT's Region 1 Transportation Safety Coordinator will provide an overview of the behaviors that are causing crashes in Oregon and the Regions. Her presentation will also include information about traffic control features that drivers seem to be least familiar with, such as rapid flashing beacons, and the laws that Oregon drivers are either unaware of or do not follow. Come learn about what is happening on the roads and how to help Oregon changed its traffic safety culture so everyone gets home safe.
9:45am

Playbook Revision 3 (R3) Update/Preview

Presenters: Andrew Crites, Tim Beckham, Sharon Rothacker
The Oaks
During this session, 3 of our Oregon Trainer of Trainers will review the updated outline for the next revision of the Playbook.  Additionally, they will talk about the major changes you will see in relation to Playbook Revision 2.  
9:45am

Oregon Friendly Driver - Training Motorists To Drive Safely Around Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Presenters: Lindsay Huber, Heidi Manlove, Drew Pfefferle
The Spruce
The Oregon Friendly Driver program is a 90 minute interactive class to educate all drivers on the best and safest ways to use the road with people walking or riding bikes. These classes are taught and are organized by Commute Options, The Street Trust and the Lane Council of Governments with support from the Oregon Department of Transportation. This curriculum has been in use for over two years and is now ready to be integrated into classes taught by you! This curriculum covers: The safest ways to utilize your roadway network What’s legal and what’s not legal for people driving, people riding bicycles and people walking; Common crashes and how to avoid them; Why people riding bikes leave the bike lane and how people driving can respond; How to use roadway features such as sharrows, bike lanes, and rapid flashing beacons. This presentation will cover the program in a train-the-trainer style, helping attendees to be able to use it to update and enhance their driver education curricula.

Session Files

11:15am

Session Break

11:45am

CANCELLED - DriveitHOME: a parent's roadmap to teen driver safety

Presenters: Morgan Cihak
The Firs
DriveitHOME (DIH) is a free online program, which offers a variety of helpful resources for parents of soon – to – be, or newly driving teens. DIH complements driver’s education as it provides interactive and effective ways to help parents coach their teens to get the experience they need behind the wheel to become safer, more experienced drivers, outside of the classroom. Current survey results indicate parents need, want and appreciate this program. DIH provides free resources such as posters, postcards and handouts for organizations, schools and workplaces to provide to parents that they interact with, guiding them to the DIH website to receive the interactive resources.
11:45am

Driving into the future with virtual reality

Presenters: Richard Greene, Wendy Greene
The Oaks
Come and hear about a recent experiment to integrate virtual reality (VR) technology into the current Oregon Playbook teen training program.  In 2019 Columbia River Driver Education was authorized by the Oregon Department of Transportation to experimentally add Virtual Reality training to the Playbook curriculum. The experiment was a success and VR Equipment has been ordered and the new flow chart has been approved by ODOT. During the session we will review the training flow chart showing how VR training has been incorporated into Playbook training. We will share the initial results of adding VR training and discuss other ways that VR training can improve driver education in the community.
11:45am

Digital Evidence and Driving

Presenters: Garrett Dow, Cory Stenzel
The Spruce
The presentation will provide information relating the how and what of digital evidence extraction and collection during crash investigations. Topics will include: vehicle systems data collection and interpretation, search warrant writing, beginner, intermediate, and advanced cellphone analytic considerations, resources, and case examples.
1:00pm

Conference Adjourns