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2024 IHSCDEA STATE CONFERENCE EFFINGHAM, IL MAY 1, 2, &, 3
Since our inception in the early Fifties, the IHSCDEA has a group of distinguished individuals recognized for their commitment and dedication to Illinois driver education and traffic safety.
We recognize individual instructors every year who are outstanding educators. The purpose of these award is to give recognition to driver and traffic safety education teachers who exemplify the highest standards of their profession
State Farm Grant Series: Driver Education Students with Special Needs
This year, the State Farm Grant Series is offering six free online workshops discussing the topic of students with special needs. Registration is free and CPDU's will be available for active IHSCDEA Members
Log in to your Membership Portal and select Workshops>Online There are six 2022 State Farm Workshops
The University of St. Francis College of Education is offering a three hour graduate level course. The new course is entitled "Driver Education for Students with Disabilities" This course can provide Continuing Education Credits for a lane change, or credit towards Driver Education Endorsement. View the course here: Learn More HERE
National Safety Council
DIH Phone App
We were able to release a free phone app, in partnership with GM, for parents to use with their new teen drivers. It contains our parent-teen contract, 48 lessons for parents to use at home, logs practice hours and has our video resources. Right now, it is currently available in English and Spanish for both Apple and Android. Here’s a link for more information: nsc.org/dihapp.
National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 15-21)
This year the Council’s DriveitHOME program, in partnership with Honda, was able to create a new free toolkit for NTDSW. The resources are available in English and in Spanish. It contains guides on how to observe, posters, talking points, social media sample posts, updated statistics and more. This year we tried focusing on speeding, distracted driving and GDL. Here’s a link to get the resources (feel free to share): nsc.org/ntdsw. There is also an instructor guide that contains a sample parent letter home, newsletter copy and some sample activities to also go along with the observance.
IDOT Motorcycle Safety Awareness Presentation for Your Classroom
grants & curriculum
The ComEd Electric Vehicles (EVs) For Education Program is available to public schools in the ComEd service territory that operate an internal Driver Education Program and meet other specific eligibility requirements as described in this document. IHSCDEA Has developed a companion curriculum to help teachers educate their students about E-V's. Click HERE to view the curriculum.
Enhancing Motorcycle Awareness in Education, Licensing, and Outreach Stakeholder Webinar
Please join us to learn more about this project, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), to enhance motorcycle awareness in education, licensing, and outreach.
Two dates to choose from:
September 23, 2022
11 am - 12 pm EDT /10 - 11 am CDT/9 - 10 am MDT/8 - 9 am PDT/5 am - 6 am HST
September 26, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm EDT/2:30 - 3:30 pm CDT/1:30 - 2:30 pm MDT/12:30 - 1:30 pm PDT/9:30 am - 10:30 am HST
Illinois Corn Ethanol Education
Service-Learning Grants - Rolling Deadline
Take action on Teen Driver Safety or Education Equity in your community! Open to U.S. schools and nonprofits, leadership teams (two students and one adult) will receive free training, materials, monthly support, access to peer learning community, and a $1000 grant to implement their campaigns. A limited number of teams will also be selected to present at the 2023 National Service-Learning Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, with registration and travel expenses paid. Space is still available, and applications will be reviewed daily until all grants are allocated. Hurry - the program begins Oct. 11th! Learn More and contact NYLC with questions. APPLY NOW