Start Date: 4/26/2017 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 4/26/2017 2:30 PM EST
The Bus in the Classroom
The Newport-Mesa Bus In the Classroom (BIC) program is a free program that teaches students transportation safety and life skills. It also helps redefine the traditional role of transporters to be actual educators rather than just supporters of the educational process. Bus drivers and transportation office staff literally bring the bus to the classroom to teach these crucial lessons. In the process, they build their own skills and build productive relationships with educators. Students who take this short program learn skills that make them immediately safer, but because the program is fun and engaging, they are anxious to retake the class. As the program is re-taught and reinforced safety habits-not just skills are developed.
Speaker: Pete Meslin has been in the school transportation field for more than 30 years. For the last 14 he’s been Newport-Mesa Unified School District's (CA) Director of Transportation. Pete is a sought after presenter at conferences and workshops for transporters and special educators. His humor and student-centered passion is contagious.
He is the creator of The Bus in the Classroom program. Among his many other publications is California’s guidebook for transporting students with disabilities as well as numerous articles featured in transportation and school business journals. Pete serves on several national committees, advisory boards, and faculties.
His awards include The Orange County Friend of Special Ed., The STN National Leadership Award, and the Peter J. Grandolfo Memorial Award of Excellence.
Cost: FREE for NAPT Members