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2014 Iowa Department of Transportation’s Driver Education Conference

Join us May 3, 2014, for an excellent opportunity to network with both classroom and behind-the-wheel instructors from across the state.

Register for 2013 Driver Education Conference
There is no charge to attend this event.

This meeting gives behind-the-wheel instructors an opportunity to fulfill their refresher requirement for certification for 2015. The course for BTW recertification can also be obtained through Grand View University or Western Iowa Tech Community College for a fee determined by the college.

This conference does not offer continuing education credits for classroom teachers with a driver’s education endorsement. While there is no requirement for teachers with a driver’s education endorsement to attend, the conference will be jam-packed with useful information and giveaways that will be helpful in your classrooms.

May 3, 2014 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines

Registration includes a continental breakfast, breaks and lunches provided at no cost.

Map and driving directions

Speaker icon  Workshop speaker
  Fred Mottola, executive director for the National Institute for Driver Behavior.

Please bring your laptop (if available) and join Fred Mattola in this day-long workshop designed to give both classroom and in-car instructors the tools to teach students space management habits that will serve them throughout their driving careers.

In the workshop you will receive:
  • CD with space management activities for teens’ use and a pdf documents for classroom teachers
  • MYD-IQ system to engage teens for expert habit development
  • Set of Chip Cars to give teens experience driving all over the world.
  • Partnership for EXPERT driving book of in-car guides.
  • Eye check mirror/review mirror
The sessions include information on:
  • Research used to develop more effective in-car training.
  • Teaching teens to evaluate a traffic scene by using the Selective Attention Matrix
  • Learning where “critical seconds” are and how to be prepared to take controlling actions
  • Detecting and correcting skids by practicing “on target/off target” during everyday driving
  • Challenging game-like activities to engage teens and allow them to earn points for their actions
7 – 7:45 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
7:45 – 8 a.m. Welcome
8 – 10 a.m. Fred Mattola, segment 1
10 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Fred Mattola, segment 2
11:30 a.m. – noon Lunch
noon – 1 p.m. Lora Stead, Penna Powers Brian Haynes
Iowa’s Zero Fatalities Program and parent involvement
1 – 1:15 p.m. Break
1:15 – 3:15 p.m. Fred Mattola, segment 3
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Fred Mattola, segment 4