2 Program of Organized Instruction for Driver Education and Traffic Safety (POI)
3 Program of Instruction (Essential Knowledge and Skills) It is the TEA approvedProgram of Instruction (Essential Knowledge and Skills)for teenage driver education and traffic safety programs as prescribed by the Texas Education Code and Texas Administrative Code.
4 Classroom / Driving / Observation is required to follow the Each phaseof Driver EducationClassroom / Driving / Observationis required to follow theProgram of Instruction (Essential Knowledge and Skills)
5 Based on Risk Reduction UnderstandingConsequencesLegallyExperiencesKnowledgeSkillsObligationsResponsibilityPlanningPrivilege
6 Why follow the POI????Developed by experts. Comprehensive. Why recreate the wheel? Approved by governing agency. Schools and instructors need to have a written program and maintain records (lesson plans, tests,. evaluation scores, etc.). to prove the program is following the state POI guidelines It is the first line of liability protection.
9 POI Topics Cont.Module Seven: Distractions Module Eight: Alcohol and Other Drugs Module Nine: Adverse Conditions Module Ten: Vehicle Requirements Module Eleven: Consumer Responsibility Module Twelve: Driver Responsibility
10 Each Module Includes:instructional objectivesknowledge and skillsstudent expectations
11 Module Numbering System 1st number is the Module Number2nd number is the Instructional Phase1 = classroom2 = in-car3 = observation phase3rd number is the Knowledge and SkillsABC’s for the Student Expectations
12 Using Module 3 as an example… Module starts off with the Instructional Objective… This is the BIG Picture
13 Module Three: Vehicle Movements Instructional ObjectivePOI Handout page 22Module Three: Vehicle MovementsThe student legally and responsibly performs Vehicle Movements reduced-risk driving practices in the Highway Transportation System (HTS) by:sustaining visual attention and communication,utilizing reference points,managing vehicle balance, andexecuting vehicle maneuvers.
14 Recommended Timeframes… Then the modules provide: POI Handout page 25 & 26Then the modules provide:RecommendedTimeframes…
15 CLASSROOM RECOMMENDED TIMEFRAMES * Schools are allowed to provide a five-minute break period per classroom instructional hour. Revert break time back to instruction time if not utilized.CLASSROOMRequiredKnowledge and SkillsCore Program32-Hour ProgramMulti-Phase Program40-Hour ProgramCredit Program56-Hour ProgramRecommendedLessonLength3. Module Three: VehicleMovements.120 *minutes180 *240 *3.1.1Visual Attention, Mental Attention, and Communication925 minutes3.1.2Reference Points15 minutes3.1.3Vehicle BalanceOptional Break Period or Additional Instruction Time10 minutes3.1.4Vehicle Maneuvers1035 minutes3.1.5Driving Plan5 minutes3.1.6Classroom Progress Assessment20 minutes1130 minutes1255 minutesOptional Break Period, Passing Time Between Classes, or Additional Instruction Time1314
18 Knowledge and Skill3.1.1 Visual Attention, Mental Attention, and Communication. The student reduces risk by legally and responsibly sustaining visual attention and communication. The student is expected to:See POI handout page 27 – 30 for Knowledge and Skills through 3.1.6
20 …what the student is expected to know when the lesson is complete. Student Expectations…what the student is expected to know when the lesson is complete.
21 Student Expectations POI handout page 27 describe how to sustain visual attention, mental attention, and communication;relate how the sense of sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and kinesthesia support visual attention and mental attention;illustrate and explain the purpose of the different fields of vision;describe how to utilize visual targeting to sustain visual attention and mental attention;describe how each field of vision supports visual attention and visual targeting;illustrate and define open, closed, and changing vehicle operating space, line of sight, path of travel, lane placement, and following interval;summarize how vehicle speed impacts visual attention, mental attention, and communication;list the characteristics of traditional and non-traditional roadways and intersections including railroad grade crossings and traffic circles;summarize how to use visual attention and mental attention to identify other roadway users including vulnerable roadway users (pedestrian including a runner, physically disabled person, child skater, highway construction and maintenance worker, utility worker, or other worker with legitimate business in or near the roadway or right of way, or stranded motorist or passenger, person on horseback, person operating equipment other than a motor vehicle including, bicycle, motorcycle, horse-driven conveyance, farm equipment, slow moving vehicles, etc.);relate how visual attention and communication are utilized to manage vehicle operating space, line of sight, path of travel, lane placement, right-of-way, following interval, vehicle speed, communication, and compensating for limitations;list communication techniques utilized to alert other roadway users including vulnerable roadway users who may or may not be utilizing visual attention and mental attention;list communication techniques utilized by other roadway users including vulnerable roadway users to obtain a driver’s visual attention and mental attention; andreduce risk by legally and responsibly sustaining visual attention, mental attention, and communication.
22 AND,Driving PlanDriving Plan – Formulation of a plan that incorporates the knowledge and skills that provides the foundation to launch and continue the lifelong learning process of legal and responsible reduced-risk driving practices.POI Handout page 29
24 Texas Administrative Code, §176.1009. Progress Appropriate standards shall be implemented to ascertain the progress of the students.Progress standards shall meet the requirements of the Program of Instruction (POI) for Driver Education and Traffic Safety approved by the commissioner of education.Successful completion and mastery are prerequisites to awarding a grade of 70% or above.
25 POI requires an assessment at the end of EACH Module TAC §176.1009 POI The student reduces risk by legally and responsibly completing a Progress Assessment to evaluate classroom knowledge and understanding and measure progress (mastery equals 70% or above).POI The student reduces risk by legally and responsibly utilizing baseline and progress assessment tools to evaluate and improve behind-the-wheel skill level (mastery equals 70% or above)..
26 POI handout page 28Classroom Assessment of Modules must include questions to measure knowledge of each POI student expectation (what the student is suppose to know after they are taught a module)
27 Behind-the-Wheel Assessment POI handout page 28Behind-the-Wheel Assessmentincludes assessed with a POI Baseline Assessment Toolwhile student is demonstrating their ability to perform the Modules tasks
28 Group Activity Divide into 12 assigned groups Develop activity for assigned moduleReport activities to all groupsActivities will be compiled and posted on ESC website.
29 Driving Plan Driving Plan – Formulation of a plan [by the student] that incorporates the knowledge and skills that provides the foundation to launch and continue the lifelong learning process of legal and responsible reduced-risk driving practices.POI Handout page 29
30 Driving PlanComplete the following statements from the knowledge and skills you have learned in the Module.Safety: I will use the information I learned in Module 1: Traffic Laws to develop legal and responsible reduced risk driving practices by:Economy: I will use the information I learned in Module 1: Traffic Laws to conserve our environmental resources and develop environmentally friendly driving practices by:Civility: I will use the information I learned in Module 1: Traffic Laws to develop courteous driving behaviors to share the roadways with other roadway users by cooperating and sharing the roadway with: