Presentation on the Safe Routes to School Bike and Pedestrian Statewide Education Program in Washington

Photographs by the author.

Washington Bikes, in collaboration with Feet First, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is delivering a two year, grant-supported safe bicycling and walking education program to middle school students across the state. “It provides bicycle and pedestrian safety education to students in Grades 5-8 in approximately 25 school districts across the state.”

At the Safe Routes to School National Conference in Minneapolis Seth Schromen-Wawrin (Washington Bikes), Jen Cole (Feet First) and Charlotte Claybrook (the Washington State DOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator) presented on the statewide program. The presentation was on Thursday morning August 18, 2011 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The presentation was fun and informative and the presenters did an excellent job engaging the audience.

Charlotte Claybrooke and Seth Schromen-Wawrin address the audience.
Jen Cole talks about curriculum and teacher training.

Jen Cole launching into her presentation on “Eyeballs” the interactive classroom game played with ping pong balls.

More “Eyeballs.”

And more “Eyeballs.”

Audience members play “Captain Barclay.”
The game is on!
It’s getting more serious...

Participants on the edge of their seats.

The charade round of “Captain Barclay.”

Playing Captain Barclay con gusto.

As you can see, Jen, Charlotte and Seth did an excellent job of making the presentation interactive and informative and engaging the audience in active learning. More information about Washington’s State-wide Safe Routes to School program can be found here:

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