The Education Sweet Spot Adult Bike Education WABA’s Goals League’s City/County’s Requirements Expectations
What are WABA’s Education Goals? WABA’s Goals• After Every Class, Ask Yourself: Usability – Can students get on and ride? Safety Community • Effectively? Advocacy • Safely? – Can students find answers to their questions? – Can students pass on their knowledge? – Can students get involved?
What’s New in 2013?• Dan!• Lead LCIs• More classes• LCI Trainees• Feedback & Reporting• “First Cut” LCIs
Education Coordinator Dan Hoagland• Worked at WABA since March, 2010• LCI since November, 2010 (#3011)• Education Coordinator since May, 2012• Grew a beard, January 2013• LCI Coach, March 2013?
Lead LCI• Non-WABA staff• LCI with experience teaching with WABA & independently• “Decentralizing”
Lead LCI: How it Works Congrats, you’re a Lead LCI! Lead LCI observation & evaluation Let us know you’re interested Teach WABA classes
Lead LCI: Responsibilities• Run the class to WABA & League standards• Assist & coach other LCIs as needed• Responsible for all aspects of day-of class: – Communication with LCIs – Resource for students – Emergencies – Logistics• Not responsible for pre-class/post-class communication• Feedback tools (More on these later) – Class report – LCI Evaluations
LCI Trainees• Every Trainee needs two “teach-along” classes – Either CCC or L2R• 13 Graduates from DC (Sept. 2012)• 2+ Graduates from Baltimore (Nov. 2012)• ?? Graduates from Summit Seminar (March 2013)• And more???
Feedback & Reporting• Improve the program!• Improve the experience for students!• Improve yourselves!• Improve WABA!
Feedback & ReportingFor Other LCIs – LCI feedback survey (google form)For Students – Class Evaluation survey (google form)
“First Cut” LCIs• Sign up like usual (www.signupgenius.com)• “First Cut” LCIs are scheduled to teach• If we don’t need you, you will be cut• You still get paid for any time worked
How We Teach• We all teach the same material• The way we teach it MATTERS• Who the teacher is MATTERS
Things to Avoid?• Jargon – Use a context that novice cyclists can understand and relate to• Spandex/Lycra – Yes, it has its place. Demonstrate that bicycling can be “normal”• Scaring students – Emphasize positive aspects (especially for trails students) – Save the “risk” and “crash” conversations for later
Remember WABA’s Education Goals? WABA’s Goals• After Every Class, Ask Yourself: Usability – Can students get on and ride? Safety Community • Effectively? Advocacy • Safely? – Can students find answers to their questions? – Can students pass on their knowledge? – Can students get involved?
Confident City Cycling TRAILS TRAFFIC0:15 Intro & Set Expectations0:15 Helmet Fit0:15 ABC Quick Check Starting/Stopping Control Drills Recap Shifting Quick Stop0:60 Scanning Rock Dodge Signaling Instant Turn0:10 Break0:40 Trail Ride Road Ride0:10 Tire Change0:10 Outro
LCI Expectations• Always have students sign-in (legible full name and email)• Make sure they sign the waiver.• Provide an updated cell phone number for you for class coordination.• What to bring: – 16-20 markers (tennis ball halves) – water – tools to fix a flat tire (tire levers, tube, patch kit, pump) – Field cards of parking lot drills• DO NOT sign up for a "Trainee" slot if you are not a Trainee
The Small Print• Tax forms• LCI Status• LCI Insurance Requirements – Must be an LCI in good standing – All participants must sign waiver – Must cover LAB Need to Know
Spring Schedule• Sign-ups go live 3/1 – Create an account: www.signupgenius.com – Limit 2 Sign-ups per LCI until Monday, 3/11• CCC Dry Run & Happy Hour 4/5• First class 4/6
Thanks for Coming Time for a quick break Then… Adult Learn to Ride
Adult Learn to Ride• Our most popular class• 3 locations – In DC: at the Ellipse; Bikes from Bike & Roll – In Arlington: at Long Branch Elementary; Bikes from the Old Bike Shop – In Alexandria: at Lyles-Crouch Elementary; Bikes from Bike & Roll
Adult Learn to Ride -Dominant- -No Pedals foot Pedal -No Pedals -Both Pedals -Push -Power -Both Pedals -Standing -Starting- Forward Pedal -Turning & Still Pedaling- -Search for Position Brakes-Lean & Feel Stopping Balance -Step into Balance
Adult Learn to Ride• Instructor’s Role – Guide and Cheerleader – Your best “bike-side” manner – Keep students motivated & moving at their own pace – Be aware of entire group