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2019 CSPTA COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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Course NameCourse Description / AddressesSuggested For:Instructor(s)
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Drug & AlcoholIt is important for leaders to be able to recognize the signs, symptoms, and effects of substance use and how and when to take action when there is a reasonable suspicion of substance abuse. It is especially important in light of the recent legalization of marijuana to understand how these changes in the law and culture affect the workplace, and how to prioritize both employee and public safety. Many of the goals in this training comprise of understanding the DOT regulations that apply to a reasonable suspicion testing, knowing how to approach employees, how to handle difficult situations, understanding the reasonable suspicion process, completing required documentation, and having a high level of confidence in relation to responsibilities. The Drug Free Workplace Training also educates leaders and employees around identifying signs and symptoms of substance abuse and what to do when a reasonable suspicion escalates. Some of the common signs and symptoms covered in this training include:AllGene Henderson
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CDE New Supervisor TrainingThis presentation has been developed for the School Transportation Supervisor to provide information and resources regarding pupil transportation.AllCDE
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TD/TSD-1 Special Needs Laws and Equipment / Combined with TSD 1This session begins your basis of regulations and understanding as you enter the world of Special Needs. Training includes Regulations, Disabling Conditions, Restraining Techniques and Laws, Required Reporting, Medical Needs and Considerations and hands on Adaptive Equipment.Trainers, Ops, Drivers, AttendantsAaron Harris, BESI
Becka Sykes - Alamosa School Dist.
Glenn Sykes - Alamosa School Dist.
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TD-2 Field of Knowledge - Practical ApplicationDress according as these are hands on. Pre Trip and Post Trip Intro (how to teach, not doing pre and post trips), Field of Vision, Braking Techniques, Accident Protocol, Mirror Grid Course, Skills Course Set up, Pre & Post Trip TechniquesTrainers, Ops, Drivers, AttendantsEvalyn Park
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TD-3 Classroom Preparedness & CommunicationsCommunication is the cornerstone to all operations. We will cover Student Management, Teaching the Adult Learner, Lesson Plans and Curriculum, Team Building, Introduction to EDGE Training, and Presentation Skills.Trainers, Ops, Drivers, Attendants
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TD-4 Mountain Driving and Adverse WeatherDriving in the Mountains and in Adverse Weather

Cherry Creek East Terminal 25001 E Belleview Ave, Aurora 80016
Trainers, DriversCharles Langolis David Lemon -Cherry Creek Schools, Luiz Melzoza - Cherry Creek Schools
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TSD 2 Effective Strategies in Special NeedsFurther your strategies with Educate the Educator, Confidentiality, Emergencies and Evacuations, SensitivityOperations, TrainersAmy Ulrickson - Douglas County Public Schools
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TSD 3 Advanced Special NeedsAdvanced Special Needs will bring Preparing to Transport, Fleet Assessment and Assignments, Working as a Team, Alternative Transportation, Reimbursements and Reporting.Operations, TrainersRenee Hughes - Denver Public Schools
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ComplianceEach position within transportation is required to stay within compliance. This can be a revolving door with various changes, stay on top of topics such as Transportation Operations Handbook, Small Vehicles Operator’s, Confidentiality, Human Resources, Matching Needs, Drug & Alcohol, DQ Files and Recordkeeping, Effective Leadership, Assessing Bus Stops and Accident ProtocolsAdministrators,
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Cindy Hardin - Academy 20, Tami Mickey - Cherry Creek
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Snaphot of the Foster Care and TransportationThere are many changes and updates that have occured within this program. This program, established in 2012, is dedicated to ensuring that students in foster care are achieving academically through course completion, advancing to the next grade, accruing credits toward graduation, and on a path to post secondary success. These efforts are being organized by the State Coordinator for Foster Care Education, who is leading this work. It was launched in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Morgridge Family Foundation, and Mile High United WaAdmin, Ops, Training, Fleet, Drivers, Attendees.
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Hiring PracticesAdmin, Ops, Training, Drivers, Attendees
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Managing Risk in a Transportation OperationTransportation managers often focus on efficiency and effectiveness. What they don't often focus on is how the same strategies used to manage operational improvements can have a negative impact on the overall risk profile of a transportation department. This session will focus on identifying where exposure comes from, how transportation operations can assess their level of risk, what mitigation strategies might be available, and how assessments can be made in five critical areas of transportation. Key concerns will include driver management, policies and procedures, technology management, contract management, and asset management.Admin, Ops, Training, Drivers, AttendeesTim Ammons, TransPar
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Crisis Planning for Special NeedsTypically when we think disaster preparedness, we focus on individuals without disabilities. This class is designed to bring awareness to disaster preparedness and emergency response plans for individuals with disabilities and making sure we are being proactive rather than reactive in emergency situations. This class will cover critical steps that should be taken to plan for the safety of students with special needs, an increased awareness to a variety of scenarios, the impact of a disability in transportation emergency planning and tools and strategies to ensure the safety of students with special needs.Admin, Ops, Training, Drivers, AttendeesJosy Campbell
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Alternative TransportationAlternative transportation services are going to revolutionize the way transportation managers must think about service delivery. No longer will these services just be supporting homeless or special needs transportation. The changing educational environment will require transportation managers to consider how to integrate a much broader array of on-demand and variably schedule services into their operational profile. This will also greatly increase the contract management and routing management activities in a department. This session will focus on how to frame this brave new world, describe how it will change who the most important person in the organization will be, and how routing will become an “all the time” responsibility. The tools, knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to excel in this environment will also be discussed.Admin, Ops, FleetTim Ammons, TransPar
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Stop Arm DiscussionsStop Arm violations are on the rise along with students losing their lives. Colorado needs to begin discussions on how to tackle this problem before a tragedy happens here.Admin, Ops, Training, Drivers, AttendantsDonna Grattino, Douglas County
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Thinking Critically Without Being a JerkWhen was the last time you took a class on thinking and decision making? How do we know hand if we make good decisions? How do you provide helpful feedback when ideas or decisions are “bad”? How come no one ever teaches us how to do the thing we do more than anything else, deciding what to do? This session will focus on creating a decision making process for your organization that will let you rely on more than "your gut" to make hard decisions. By using a formalized thinking and decision making process and a structured feedback approach it is possible to have more productive discussions and more effective decisions.Admin, Ops, Training, Fleet, Drivers, Attendants.Tim Ammons, TransPar
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Small District RoundtableBring your questions and concerns to those in similar opertions and situations.Admin, Ops, Training, Drivers, AttendantsKim N
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Designing a Strategy for Bus ReplacementNo one wants to spend more on transportation than they have to. One way to make sure you do not divert any more money than is necessary from the classroom is to ensure you are managing your bus fleet to ensure the lowest total cost of ownership. As budgets get tighter ensuring the efficient use of cash will also be critical. This session is designed to allow school professionals to identify the key elements of designing, implementing and monitoring a sustainable fleet replacement strategy.Administrators, Operations, FleetTim Ammons, TransPar
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Understanding the Difference Between Leadership and ManagementWhat does it mean to lead? What about to manage? How come we confuse these two items so frequently and so easily? This session will focus on what it takes to separate managing an operation from leading an organization including what are the key differences and similarities between leading and managing? How can you prepare yourself and your organization for the transition you will need to make from manager to leader?Admin, Ops, Training, Drivers, AttendantsTim Ammons, TransPar
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Restorative PracticesRestorative practices is a social science that studies how to build social capital and achieve social discipline through participatory learning and decision making. Where social capital — a network of relationships — is already well established, it is easier to respond effectively to wrongdoing and restore social order — as well as to create a healthy and positive organizational environment. This seminar will offer participants a overview of restorative practices, and how it can help build relationships with students on the bus, co workers and others in the community, potentially lowering student infractions.Admin, Ops, Training, Drivers, AttendantsLeah Holland, MBA, MAED (Bright Initiative Project Manager) and Julie Ellstrom (D49 Transportation Student Management Liaison)
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Crisis Planning for Special NeedsTypically when we think disaster preparedness, we focus on individuals without disabilities. This class is designed to bring awareness to disaster preparedness and emergency response plans for individuals with disabilities and making sure we are being proactive rather than reactive in emergency situations. This class will cover critical steps that should be taken to plan for the safety of students with special needs, an increased awareness to a variety of scenarios, the impact of a disability in transportation emergency planning and tools and strategies to ensure the safety of students with special needs.Admin, Ops, Training, Drivers, AttendantsJosy Campbell
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Business Writing for the ProfessionalAdmin, Ops, Training, Drivers, Attendants
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