WHEN: 1 to 2 p.m. EST on May 3
WHAT: "Driver Involvement in Child Personal Safety"
Click here to sign up for the NAPT free webinar.
About the webinar: School bus drivers are already vigilant about ensuring that children are safely transported to and from school. However, it's also important for them to be aware of the risk of abductions because these incidents often exist in the same environment in which school bus drivers operate the route to and from school.
The information provided in this webinar will help you empower your drivers with increased awareness of their environment and the ability to recognize the warning signs, such as suspicious persons or vehicles. Several media stories will help to illustrate the ways in which school bus drivers may become involved in the protection of children. Additionally, participants will learn about resources that they can distribute in their community to increase awareness of these issues.
About the host: Laurie Nathan is the manager of National Outreach and Partnerships for the NetSmartz Workshop, an educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Nathan analyzed Internet-related child exploitation cases and worked closely with law enforcement as a staff analyst in the Exploited Child Division at NCMEC. As the director of Programs at Prevent Child Abuse of Metropolitan Washington, she focused on child abuse prevention outreach campaigns for the Washington, D.C., metro area and trained hundreds of volunteers to handle calls on a support line for children.
Nathan graduated from Emory University in Atlanta with a bachelor's degree in psychology.
Please note: You need to be an active member of NAPT to participate in this webcast, and you must have a broadband Internet connection. We are now able to broadcast audio for the webinar to your computer. You also may use a phone line to dial into the conference call line.
JUST RELEASED! New online PDS course now available
405 Student Needs & Management
This course looks at student behavior issues from the management perspective. A brief review of "normal" student characteristics and behavior management strategies is followed by an in-depth look at preparing drivers and attendants for student management, working within the school district structure, developing district policy, procedures and forms, and understanding nuances of working with students with disabilities and children from other cultures.
More courses are on the way!
Already available in our ONLINE Shopping Cart:
PDS 201 Business Writing
PDS 202 Presentation Skills
PDS 203 Communications Skills for Transportation Professionals
PDS 204 Team Communication Strategies
PDS 205 Managing the Media
PDS 208 Parent, Administrator, Board and Public Outreach
PDS 402 Managing Human Resources
PDS 601 School Bus Routing & Scheduling I
PDS 602 School Bus Routing & Scheduling II
PDS 606 Risk Management and Emergency Planning
NAPT members pay just $40 per course! You can sign up for any of these classes by clicking here. Available to non-members for $100.
Or visit our website, www.napt.org/online for more information.
To find out more about our partner in this endeavor, School Training Solutions, please visit www.schooltrainingsolutions.com.
Special Needs Transportation Training Program: The first graduates in the nation
The NAPT Special Needs Transportation training program was created to offer numerous educational opportunities for transportation personnel serving students with disabilities at both local and national conferences, and to gain national recognition for their efforts.
The program has a core curriculum that consists of six special needs courses in a variety of different settings, including a school bus roadeo and a trade show of school transportation products and services. The core curriculum is supplemented by two courses of elective instruction from the NAPT Professional Development Series Program. The syllabus for the core curriculum has been specifically designed to increase an individual's knowledge about transporting students with disabilities.
Congratulations to the following graduates who are the first to complete the program:
J. Renee Davis
Spring ISD in Houston.
Katy ISD in Houston.
Innovative Transportation Solutions in Houston.
Linda F. Bluth, Ed.D.
Maryland State Department of Education in Baltimore.
Mid City Transit Corp. in Middletown, N.Y.
Carol A.B. Bowes, CSPT
Person County Schools in Roxboro, N.C.
Prince William County Public Schools in Manassas, Va.
For more information, please visit our website at www.napt.org or contact Brianne Peck at 800-989-6278.
Join us Oct. 22-27 in Cincinnati for an action-packed event featuring workshops, professional growth opportunities, an unparalleled trade show and much more!
We will provide frequent updates about program content. In the meantime, feel free to register and reserve your hotel room.
For all summit-related information, please visit www.napt.org and click on the "Annual Summit" tab.
Exhibitors, please log on to www.napt.org/summit/ for exhibitor packets, business partner applications and Freeman show services information.
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