The mission of the Wisconsin Driver Traffic Safety Education Association is to be a vital partner in traffic safety and driver education programs. This partnership will support the education community in improving student safety performance by modeling effective leadership, promoting professional development, and collaborating with special interest groups to promote driver and traffic safety education for all people.
Hello, Hope your school year is going well. The results of the fall workshops were mostly positive. Numbers were even or up at the four workshops we hosted. Unfortunately we had to cancel the workshop in Wausau because of low numbers. In 2014, we had 128 members attending the six workshops. The big drop off was last year, 2015, down to 85 members attending and because of low numbers, cancelled the workshop in Hayward. This year, 2016, four workshops 76 members attended. The future of the workshops will be discussed at our WDTSEA board meeting in December. The two workshops I attended, Oconomowoc and Oshkosh, members were unanimous in their feelings on keeping the workshops in the fall and basically in the same locations. I can foresee next year having four workshops, one in each region. The future of the Wausau workshop is yet to be determined. Nevertheless the workshops this fall were excellent. The State Patrol was a nice addition to our day. Law enforcement is always interesting to hear from. Our B.O.T.S and D.M.V. representatives were as always very informative and professional. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety presentation was very good. Our WDTSEA reps also covered new laws on “Hanging up in a Work Zone”, “School Bus Yellow Lights”, 70 M.P.H. speed/crash updates, D.M.V. third party testing as well as a tour of our WDTSEA website. Annette Biggin gave a quick informative talk on “Teacher Licensing” that she has up and running. Randy Thiel and Ed Wendorf made a cameo appearance at the Oshkosh workshop. Good to see those guys. Looking forward, our State Conference is April 7th & 8th, 2017 in the Dells at the Chula Vista. Please support WDTSEA and plan on attending. Agenda and registration information will be available after the first of the year. Get your “Teacher of the Year” and “Hall of Fame” nomination forms sent back by January 15th, 2017. Thanks again and “Keep it between the lines”, Bob Movrich, WDTSEA President