The Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program (FTBSEP) encourages safe walking and bicycling as healthy and environmentally responsible transportation choices. The FTBSEP employs the diverse skills of a Regional Training Team composed of teachers and other professionals around the state trained in our programs. They teach educators, law enforcement officials, school resource officers, Safe Kids coalition members and volunteers how to implement pedestrian and bicycle safety education within schools, after school & youth programs, rodeos & camps throughout the state of Florida.
Pedestrian and bicycle safety education at the elementary school level focuses on pedestrian, school bus, and bicycle safety, with hands-on applications. This workshop teaches Physical Education and Health teachers at the elementary level during a 1 day training using the Elementary Traffic Safety Education Guide. The FTBSEP curriculum prepares teachers to meet all Next Generation Sunshine State standards for physical education which addresses pedestrian and bicycle safety. Materials used to conduct the workshop focus on development of pedestrian and bike-handling skills appropriate for physical education classes. These workshops and curricula are provided to teachers at no cost since the FTBSEP is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation Safety Office.
Middle School Level
Emphasizes bicycle knowledge and skills for the middle-school student, in addition to health, nutrition, and exercise. Lessons include on-bike practice and classroom instruction with interactive video components. Scheduling these programs in a crowded curriculum requires creative solutions, which many schools have met by embedding the curriculum in Physical Education classes. Click the icon to view Table of Contents. Example – PreDriversEd Curriculum
Prepares community law enforcement officials, youth group leaders, community safety specialists, and school resource officers to teach youth pedestrian and bicycle safety as well as rules of the road at. Participants learn how to implement successful bicycle safety programs and present bicycle safety information to the public.
Fulfills the need for bicycle and pedestrian safety education in driver education programs. Driver Ed instructors are given the information for teaching bicycle and pedestrian laws, common crash types, and responsible sharing of the road through classroom activities, homework, and evaluation tools.
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