Traffic Safety Education


Conference Agenda and Sessions

Friday March, 5

7:30am

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document

Session Files

1:00pm

Welcome and Announcements

1:15pm

Passion, Perfection and Professionalism

Presenters: Rich Hanson
Any job worth doing is a job worth doing well.  Teaching is a job worth doing well.  This seminar is designed to encourage you and give you tools to be the best you can be.  We will also look into what gets in the way of our doing the very best and tools you can use to get past them.  We will have some fun with discussions about good teaching and not so good teaching and some self evaluation of your own teaching practices that make you a good teacher.  We will look at tools to improve our profession and we will look for ways to increase our passion for our job.

Session Files

2:45pm

Break

3:00pm

Oregon Friendly Driver Train-the-Trainer

Presenters: Lindsay Huber, Drew Pfefferle, Whitney Bennett
The Oregon Friendly Driver program is a training designed to teach people who drive how to drive safely around people walking and riding bicycles.  The class covers the law, common mistakes and how to avoid them, and infrastructure you’ll see around Oregon.  We will train you on how to integrate these materials into your classes using our experiences teaching this program in Portland, Bend, and Lane County. We will also introduce you to our new online version of the class.

Session Files

Saturday March, 6

8:00am

Welcome and Announcements

8:15am

The Future of Opportunity in Driver Education

Presenters: Troy Costales
2020 has been a year of challenges, adjustments, surprises, impacts, and opportunities.  Together we can rise to the call in 2021 to deliver the best driver education program in the country for our parents and young adults.  The future of driver education can be bright if we pull together, use innovative solutions, and set a solid foundation for years to come.

Session Files

9:45am

Break

10:00am

A New Look at Parent/Guardian Seminars and Increasing Access

Presenters: Brett Robinson
This presentation will provide an overview of the Core Elements for Parent/Guardian Seminars document being developed by ANSTSE (National Association of Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education) and will assist states, driver education programs and instructors in implementing, enhancing a parent/guardian seminar and making it more accessible.

Session Files

11:30am

Lunch

12:30pm

Vision And Visual Perceptual Skills In Driving

Presenters: Jeff Lango
This session will discuss the correlation between vision and visual perceptual skills in driving.  The attendee will gain knowledge in the anatomy of the eye and how what we see is translated into how we operate a motor vehicle.  Each attendee will also be provided resource information for making referral for students with possible visual deficits.  The attendees will be invited to share experiences that they have encountered will driving with students and then discuss possible visual deficits that may have affected their students while driving.

Session Files

2:00pm

Break

2:15pm

Teaching in the Virtual Platform

Presenters: Tim Beckham, Rich Hanson
Teaching on Zoom can be a lot like teaching in a physical classroom.  This session will show you the tools and techniques to be an effective teacher, virtually! 

Session Files

3:45pm

Break

4:00pm

Virtual Reality: Driving Students to Safe Choices

Presenters: Richard Greene
Columbia River Driver Education has been piloting the use of virtual reality as a driver training tool for the past year.  Join us as they discuss how the pilot has been administered, the impact on students and their behaviors and future hazards. 

Session Files

Sunday March, 7

8:00am

Welcome and Announcements

8:15am

Role of Driver Education in Vehicle Technology

Presenters: Brett Robinson, William Van Tassel, Ph.D.
This workshop provides a detailed overview of vehicle technology, the importance of educating driver educators and drivers about the limitations of safety technologies, the most common types of vehicle technologies in vehicles today, the benefits, challenges and opportunities of vehicle technology training 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

11:30am

Break

11:45am

DriveitHOME: A Parent's Roadmap to Teen Driver Safety

Presenters: Tom Musick
Parents are the number one influencer in their child’s life. Car crashes are the #1 cause of preventable death for teens, and fortunately, there is something parents can do to help.  DriveitHOME is a 3-step program that helps parents get the resources and tools they need to coach their teen in being a safe driver.  Tools and resources include Pointers for Parents and the New Driver Deal along with posters, handouts, infographics and more so that employers, driver education programs, schools and others can spread the word.  National Safety Council’s teen safe driving initiative, DriveitHOME, has focused on parent education since its inception in 2011.

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