The Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) Safe Driving Summit is an annual event that takes place near the end of the school year. Teens, teachers, and safety professionals gather to build alliances and spread awareness about teen driving dangers. To further spread the life-saving TDS message, we are hosting the TDS Summit on May 20-22, in San Antonio, Texas. The two-day event will consist of workshops, interactive learning experiences, and an awards brunch to recognize student leaders in bringing awareness about this problem to their peers, their families and their community.
TDS has 15 years of experience as a peer-to-peer education and outreach program that has now been active in over 1,250 high schools and junior high schools across Texas, Georgia, Nebraska, Colorado, California and 33 other states. Join us as we celebrate exciting anniversaries of this life-saving program – 15 years partnering with TxDOT and 10 years partnering with State Farm! We are grateful to these wonderful organizations for helping keep our drive alive and making our communities safer across Texas and the United States.
Date: May 20-22, 2017
Location: San Antonio Marriott Northwest, San Antonio, Texas.
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SPECIAL ACTIVITY FOR TEACHERS/SPONSORS
Teen Traffic Safety Education: Creating a Traffic Safety Culture at Your School
Attend this special session designed for teachers/sponsors administering (or interested in administering) the TDS program in your school. This session focuses on the top five driving risks that contribute to the number one cause of teen deaths in America: car crashes. Attendees will receive information related to nighttime/drowsy driving, speeding/racing, distractions, seat belt use and impaired driving along with resources to help enhance their use of the lifesaving program called Teens in the Driver Seat®. Presenters will utilize higher-order thinking strategies through hands-on lessons and activities while also applying differentiated instruction designed to engage attendees with all types of learning styles. Participants will also gain access to various free resources related to traffic safety education in order to facilitate the creation of a traffic safety culture at their school.
Sign-up is limited to the first 25 adults. This special session will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST. Participation is available at no cost. To sign up, contact Lisa Minjares at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis — so please sign up early! Continuing professional education hours are available for Texas-based teachers.
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