Greetings and welcome to the Wisconsin Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association’s (WDTSEA) main webpage. We are trying to keep our webpage up to date and have numerous useful resources.
We are excited about our 6 Fall Workshops throughout the state. September 17 is in Menomonie, 18 in Hayward, 19 Wausau, 24 Spring Green, 25 Pewaukee and on 26 Oshkosh. The DMV will update us on 3rd party testing, Real ID and how to use the On-Line Certification forms along with some useful classroom activities. The cost of the Workshops will be $20.00 for members and $30 for non-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. This will prevent the kids from using their phone during observation time. We have posted on our web site various forms to help with BTW and some classroom activities we collected at our Annual WDTSEA Conf. Congratulations to Christine Bergen who was the WDTSEA Teacher of the Year. Dick Bilda and Kurt Schultz were recognized for outstanding dedication and service to Driver Education.
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 email@example.com.
AAA has simulators available for Driver Ed Instructors depending on your location in the state. Contact AAA for more information. Rich Chidester from AAA was a huge success at our Post Conference Workshop with his classroom activities, information on the AAA Curriculum and using today’s technology in existing training programs. We are planning on asking Rich to present at next year’s convention for all members to learn about these classroom techniques.
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.
Jackie Rottler, WDTSEA President
262-352-8425 or 262-367-8968
Dick Bilda, WDTSEA Past President and President-Elect
PS: If you think there is anything that might enhance our webpage, please contact Jackie or Dick with the information.