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Learning at Home: Webinars

For Fall 2020, we’ve made a number of our services available in webinar format. See below for details:

 

City Pedestrian Rodeos Webinars

In these interactive webinars, students learn about how they would make their way through real-life traffic, learning traffic safety and lawful pedestrian behavior along the way. Students learn traffic signs and signals, pedestrian safety practices, how to cross the street safely, how to recognize and avoid hazards, and the laws governing pedestrians, as well as the environmental, financial and physical advantages to walking. The webinars are 30 minutes long and are ideally grouped per the following grade levels: K-2 with parents, grades 3-4, and grades 5-6.

This activity is best suited for elementary schools.

To book, email ped.ed@alamedacountysr2s.org.

 

Big Events – Building Excitement

Every year, students, families, and educators build excitement around walking, biking, carpooling, and taking transit through our three countywide “Big Events” -International Walk and Roll to School Week (October 19 -26), the Golden Sneaker Contest (February –March) and Bike to School Day (May). This year’s activities will most likely look different than the past but will still offer opportunities to participate and build enthusiasm for active transportation. Continue to check our website atalamedacountysr2s.org/our-services/our-services-encouragement/for updates, ideas, and ways to participate in the Big Events.

This activity is suited to all grade levels.

To learn more, email info@alamedacountysr2s.org

 

Bike Rodeo Webinars

Our popular fun-filled Bike Rodeos are ready for your computer screen! These webinars introduce elementary and middle school students to safe bicycle handling skills and safe riding techniques for on-the-road riding. The training covers topics such as hand signaling, how to fit a helmet, how to perform bicycle safety checks, how to ride in a straight line, and how to ride safely and predictably.

This activity is best suited for elementary and middle school students.

To book, email bike.ed@alamedacountysr2s.org

 

Rail Safety Virtual Presentations

We offer Rail Safety online presentations for K – 12 classes. The presentation aims to raise student awareness about the dangers of trespassing on railroad tracks, and teaches safe behaviors when walking or bicycling near railroads. Our staff have age appropriate interactive lessons we can present in your virtual classroom. The curriculum includes supplemental education activities such as:

  • Downloadable materials for teachers
  • At-home activities for students
  • National Rail Safety Awareness Week activities

This activity is suited for students of all ages, as well as teachers and parents.

Book: info@alamedacountysr2s.org

 

Music Notes Virtual Concert

Music Notes developed a virtual version of their popular in-person music-filled assembly so students and families can stay entertained and engaged from their homes while learning about safe walking and biking behaviors. The virtual assembly will be an interactive performance in a classroom using a web-based video chat service.

This activity is best suited for elementary and middle school students.

To book, email concerts@alamedacountysr2s.org

 

Drive Your Bike 101 Webinar Series— Bicycle Safety Education

Like our engaging in-person class, the Drive Your Bike webinar series prepares students to bicycle safely – whether to school or around their neighborhood – and encourages them to start riding more often. The webinar series will cover aspects of bike safety (helmet and bike fit), getting on the road (includes pre-ride safety check & bike handling skills), and navigating streets safely (rules of road).

This activity is best suited for middle and high school students, but all ages are welcome.

To book, email bike.ed@alamedacountysr2s.org 

 

Walk and Roll K-5 Educator Guide and Virtual Classroom Lessons

Our staff can present interactive lessons to your virtual classrooms using our Educator Guide or present remote-learning friendly lessons to your staff. Our Educator Guide helps interested teachers and after-school program providers easily integrate Safe Routes to Schools lessons into their curriculum. Each activity aligns with Common Core Standards and falls into the category of one or more of the following themes: safety, community, health, and/or environment. Each grade level section begins with safety activities, followed by a hands-on walking activity, followed by environmental activities. These activities meet the Next Generation Science Standards and address the connections between pollution, the environment,and physical wellbeing. The Educator Guide can be downloaded at alamedacountysr2s.org/our-services/plan-an-event/educators-guide

This activity is best suited for elementary school educators and students.

To book, email info@alamedacountysr2s.org

 

Alameda County BikeMobile Webinars 

The Alameda County BikeMobile wants to make sure that students have a bike that is ready to ride, whether it’s to school or around the block.

Our virtual BikeMobile webinars cover topics related to bike maintenance, choosing a bike that’s right for you, and how to safety secure your bike.

This activity is best suited for students ages 10+

To book, email bikemobile@alamedacountysr2s.org

 

“Go Green” Virtual Classroom Curriculum

The “Go Green” classroom curriculum provides lessons to teach students about the benefits of using active or shared transportation. Ecology, recycling, leadership and other “green” lessons motivate students to choose active (walking or rolling) and shared (carpooling or taking transit) options to travel to school in an effort to protect the environment and increase physical activity. Teachers may use this curriculum, or our staff can present to your online classroom.

This activity is best suited for middle school educators and students.

To learn more, email info@alamedacountysr2s.org or visit https://alamedacountysr2s.org/our-services/plan-an-event/go-green-classroom-curriculum/.