Greetings and welcome to the Wisconsin Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association’s (WDTSEA) main webpage. April 4-5, 2014 we will be celebrating our 60th State Conference at Chula Vista in Wisconsin Dells. We hope you can join us.
Sue Nowak, Drug Prevention Specialist, will do a session on Friday, April 4, and will be our Post Conference Workshop presenter, April 5. Sue was our guest speaker at WDTSEA’s Appleton workshop and many teachers asked for more information on Drug Prevention. Along with our celebration of WDTSEA’s 60th year we are planning on having the DMV revisit our On-Line Completion process and anything new at the DMV, DPI updates, BOTS and share some classroom/behind-the-wheel ideas. If you have an idea or something you would like to see at our conference please contact me before November 22. (email@example.com) WDTSEA’s Board is looking forward to planning some activities on Thursday prior to the conference and Friday night. Chula Vista does offer a water park and golf for $1 per hole in April.
WDTSEA’s 6 Fall Workshops throughout the state in September were informative and helpful regarding the On-Line Completion process. At our State Conf. we will be discussing changing some of the days for the 2014 Workshops to include a weekend and /or night time workshop to make our workshops more available to all of our members.
I would like to remind all Driver Education Instructors – that when you are in the Driver Ed car you should have your Driver License with you incase anything were to happen while you are giving a lesson. Your students should also always have their Temporary Permit with them during the lesson. Dr. Ed. Members suggested putting the student’s cell phone and Temps in a place where the instructor can see it throughout the lesson.
If you would like to receive the BOTS Wisconsin Traffic Safety Reporter make sure you get on their mailing list- it will be printed digitally now. Put “Email the TSR” in the subject line, your name, organization and email address in the body of the email and send it to TSR@danenet.org. AAA has simulators available for Driver Ed Instructors depending on your location in the state. Contact AAA for more information.
WDTSEA is a professional education association targeting Safety and Driver Education instructors in Wisconsin. The organization dates back to the early 1950’s and continues to provide professional development activities (workshops and conferences) that can be used by Driver Educators towards Renewal of their Driver Education teaching licenses though either the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), or the Department of Transportation (DOT).
Email me if you have concerns or ideas for our workshops or conference. Drive safe.
Jackie Rottler, WDTSEA President
262-352-8425 or 262-367-8968