Members Only Webinar Series

The NAPT Webinar Series is a free member benefit to all active members of NAPT. Webinars cover a range of topics for all aspects of pupil transportation and will typically be held on the last Wednesday of each month at 1pm ET (dates subject to change based on presenters' availability). Check back here or watch your email for future topics and speaker information. 

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, April 26th
1pm ET

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.

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Wednesday, May 31st
1pm ET

IEP Meetings & Planning for Transportation -
Not Being Afraid to Be the Smartest Person at the Table

School transportation is not a related service for all students with disabilities, but when it is, the transporter's role is critical to ensure students receive the service that best meets their needs. What to bring? What to ask for? What's my role? Where's the "invite"? This webinar will help you answer these questions and more as you prepare for IEP meetings.
 
Speaker: Alexandra Robinson began her work with students with disabilities as a counselor and teacher of students with severe Autism over 29 years ago. During that time, Alex has presented to transportation professionals and special educators both locally and internationally in the areas of mobility/securement, civil rights, safe transportation of students with medical and special needs.  In addition to serving as an expert witness nationally, her presentations on strategic planning, leadership, logistics and organizational behavior have helped guide transportation professionals in the US, Canada, Asia and the Middle East.
 
Alex is the Executive Director for the Office of Pupil Transportation for the New York City Department of Education, the largest school district in the country and is the Past President of the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT). 

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