Driver Education (910) 1/2 credit elective
Prerequisite(s): Age 15, and Sophomore, Junior or Senior status and Vermont Learner’s Permit - Elective credit
No student will be given a slot in Driver Education unless a copy of the permit is on file with Wendy Gilbert. Preference is given to older students during the registration process.
Desired Transferable Learning Skills:
- Clear and Effective Communication
- Creative and Practical Problem Solving
What will you Learn?
The purpose of this course is to develop the knowledge, attitudes, decision-making and physical skills that enable students to be safe and responsible participants in the increasingly complex environment of our transportation system. Students will learn to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the laws, rules and procedures of operating a motor vehicle.
- Use visual perception skills to evaluate the traffic environment and manage the space around the vehicle by adjusting speed and/or lane position to avoid conflicts.
- Interact with other users positively within the Highway Transportation System.
- Protect yourself and others by using vehicle restraints and personal safety skills.
- Understand and take responsible action in regard to physical and psychological conditions affecting driver performance (such as substance use/abuse, sleep deprivation, fatigue and other emotional factors).
- Understand the safe maintenance of a motor vehicle and its impact on the environment.
- Practice with parents/guardians and other adults to develop precision in attitudes, decision-making and physical skills.
How will you be Assessed?
- Formative Assessment - class discussions, videos/other instructional media, quizzes, homework assignments and guest speakers.
- Summative Assessment - knowledge test and visual perception test
- Develop driving skills under normal driving conditions in the following areas: residential, highway, gravel road (weather permitting), interstate, city traffic and special maneuvers.
- Harwood’s Road Test
- You must read and practice the skills included in The Parent’s Supervised Driving Guide and Supplemental Reading for Driver’s Ed.
- Turn in completed DMV Driving Log and/or Road Ready Printout on or before the due date.