Ohio Head Start Association, Inc. - Event Information

Event Name:Transporation Training Day

This training is geared toward Head Start Transportation Managers, Drivers and Monitors
and will address issues of best practices with an emphasis on safety.
The event is designed to meet the four hour ODE Annual Inservice Training requirement for bus drivers and bus aides as described in Ohio’s Pupil Transportation Operation and Safety Rules (3301-83-10(B)).
Session Objectives:
Participants will identify components of rules that ensure safety in transportation services.
Participants will identify defensive driving strategies key to safety.
Participants will identify strategies to build positive relationships with families and children.
IACET CEUs will be available for this event.
Pupil Transportation Updates        9:30 am to 10:30 am
Jason Heilman, Ohio Department of Education, Office of Pupil Transportation
Mr. Heilman will cover Transportation Rule updates related to child securement, transporting children with disabilities, and personnel qualifications. He will also discuss bus inspection guidelines and other topics pertinent to Head Start transportation services.
(Pupil Transportation Operation and Safety Rules)
Defensive Driving – What a new study reveals           10:45 am to 12:00 pm
Understanding what cognitive distraction is and why professional drivers need to reduce this practice to enhance their defensive driving skills
Doug Palmer, Transportation Consultant, Ohio School Boards Association

Participants will look at how to anticipate scenarios and take preventive and defensive actions that make traffic accidents involving our buses a thing of the past. The session will cover the latest guidelines and content designed to support the safest conditions possible for children, ourselves, and others given the hazards on today’s roads.
(Transporting Preschool Children, Defensive Driving)

Lunch provided     12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Connecting with Families and Young Children for Success       1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
William DeMeo, Psychologist and Consultant
As transportation staff you have the first and last encounter with young children and their families daily. You set the stage for a successful day in how you positively approach each child and family. This dynamic and interactive workshop will focus on how to strengthen that role in connecting with young children and families. In addition, common challenges that you face regarding familes and young children will be discussed and specific strategies will be addressed especially in the area of common behavior problems you encounter.
(Transporting Preschool Children, Pupil Management)
Event Date:8/15/2019
Event Time:9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern
Location:Doubletree Worthington
175 Hutchinson Ave
Columbus, OH 43235

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Contact Person:Amanda Yancey
(phone: 937-435-1113)
Member: $85 each or $75 each for 3 or more ($125 On-site)    Non-Member: $125 ($175 On-Site)


OHSAI strives to have as many attendees as possible pre-registered and paid. If payment cannot be made by the deadline, please forward a purchase order.  If a registration must be canceled, please do so seven (7) working days prior  to the training. Cancellations must be made in writing. If a cancellation is made after the cutoff (7 working days prior to the training), a $40 administration fee will be applied per canceled person. No refund will be given for cancellations occurring less than 24 hours before event. Alternate participants may attend.   
Late Fees: $25.00  Registrations received after the deadline listed above will be assessed a late fee of $25.00 per person.


Hotel Reservations should be made directly to 

Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington
175 Hutchinson Avenue
Columbus, Ohio  43235
 Hotel Code: TTD
  Rates:         $109.00      Single/Double
Includes complimentary wireless internet access, Breakfast  for up to 2 per room
Deadline for registration at these rates is  Monday, July 15, 2019
 Please call in ASAP with your reservations to 614-885-3334
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