Workshops

Educational Topics

As of 11/21/19. Subject to Change.

 

  • Understanding the Foundations of Special Needs
  • Are Fire Suppression Systems Necessary Equipment for Special Needs Routes?
  • School Bus Discipline Procedures to Remain in Compliance with IDEA & Section 504
  • IEP Team Meetings & Follow Up/Creating Multi-disciplinary Teams
  • Bus Driver Right to Know & Confidentiality
  • OT/PT/Transporter Forum
    • Establishing Effective Interdisciplinary Team Training Programs
    • Overcoming Perplexing Challenges in Transporting Students with Disabilities
  • Transportation Supports: Collaboration with Student Therapists
  • Lessons Learned from Wheelchair Crash-Test Research
  • PBIS on the Bus & Creating Behavior Plans
  • CDL vs. Non-CDL Amid the Driver Shortage
  • Managing Shared Services & Contractors to Address the Driver Shortage
  • Knowing & Understanding 13 Student Disabilities Characteristics
  • Developing the Individualized Transportation Plan
  • When Drivers & Attendants Go Rogue
  • Strategies for Responding to Escalating Behaviors on the Bus/Behavior De-escalation
  • How Child Passenger Safety Technicians Can Help Student Transporters
  • What First-time Directors Need to Know About Special Education
  • LRE, Mainstreaming & Door-to-Door Service
  • Parental Concerns: Dispute Resolution & Communication
  • Head Start Forum
  • Special Medication & Equipment on the School Bus
  • Employment Law Highlights for Special Needs Transporters
  • Ensuring Compliance with Training
  • The Impact of Early Bus Rides on the Total Academic Experience
  • Managing Length of Ride Time
  • Students with Autism – Tips and Tricks for Building Resiliency
  • MyPeers Head Start Resource
  • Lessons from the Road: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up
  • Educating Team Members in What You Need to Know and Why
  • Alternative Transportation Solutions for Students with Disabilities
  • From Noncompliance to Compliance: Collaboration for Success
  • Ensuring Job Descriptions Match the Service
  • Crisis Planning for Special Needs & Preschool Operations
  • Developing Leadership in Special Ed Transportation Staff

TSD Conference
Agenda-at-a-Glance

As of 11/21/19. Subject to change.

Friday, March 20, 2020

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NHTSA Child Passenger Safety on School Buses Training
(65 participant limit)

10:30 a.m. to Noon
BESI Securement Training
(Main Conference and Roadeo Participants welcomed)

1 to 5 p.m.
Dispatcher Training
(Separate registration required. 50 participant limit.)

1:30 to 3 p.m.
Q’Straint Securement Training
(Main Conference and Roadeo Participants welcomed)

7 to 9 p.m.
Roadeo Meeting
(Roadeo Judges only)

Saturday, March 21, 2020

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Roadeo at Frisco ISD

8:30 to 9 a.m.
Orientation

9:30 a.m. to Noon
Breakout Sessions

10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hands-on School Bus Evacuation Training for Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers
(Held offsite at Frisco ISD. Bus transportation & lunch provided. Separate registration and fee required. 32 participant limit.)

Noon to 2 p.m.
Lunch On Your Own

2 to 5 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

7 to 9 p.m. 
Roadeo Banquet
(For Roadeo participants, judges and sponsors)

Sunday, March 22, 2020

9 to 10:30 a.m.
Keynote & General Session
Patrick Mulick

10:45 a.m. to Noon
Breakout Sessions

Noon to 2 p.m.
Lunch On Your Own

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Breakout Sessions &
OT/PT/Transporter Forum

6 to 8 p.m.
TSD Trade Show Sneak Peek Reception
(March TSD Madness Theme)

Monday, March 23, 2020

8 to 9:15 a.m.
Keynote & General Session
Adam Saenz

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Trade Show + Lunch

1:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

9 to 10:30 a.m.
Keynote & General Session
Dianna Bowen, Esq.

10:45 a.m. to Noon
Breakout Sessions

Noon to 2 p.m.
Lunch On Your Own

2 to 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

8 to 9 a.m.
Closing General Session
Coffee’s On Us, Tips Are Appreciated