Texas SuperCyclist Teacher Certification Training, FY2007
This year was a spinning success for the Texas SuperCyclist Certification Training. We trained 341 Physical Education teachers and community youth workers, as well as faculty at two colleges. Since 1999, we have now trained almost 3,000 Elementary P.E. teachers, and from them 288,000 Texas children a year learn bike safety through the Texas SuperCyclist Curriculum lessons.
Through the Texas SuperCollege Certification Training, we have trained faculty at 19 colleges, and they have reported teaching the course to approximately 2200 college students studying to be future teachers. All of these teachers are equipped with the award-winning Texas SuperCyclist Curriculum. During the class the teachers themselves participate in the games and skills course – it makes the class more fun, and the teachers feel prepared to teach the games to their students.
The trainings are taught by Certified BikeTexas Field Instructors with a passion for and experience with bicycle safety. A special thanks to field instructors Regina Garcia, Susan Wagner, Dan Raine, KC Jones, Joel Bloom, Durwood Mayfield and Sherman Phillips for their enthusiastic dedication. BikeTexas staff Brenda Chuleewah, Teacher Training Program Manager, organized and participated in each training. Staff member Mark Stine, Special Projects, frequently assisted with his boundless energy and bicycle knowledge.
This year we took pictures of every group after the six hour training. The pictures speak for themselves as to the active, fun and informative nature of the training.