Free Virtual e-learning courses
Welcome elementary teachers and thanks for visiting our RoadSMARTS E-cademy!
Our RoadSMARTS E-cademy is s suite of e-learning courses that contain important road safety information for students JK–Grade 6. We have recommended the target age group for each course however, even the courses geared at younger students contain information that is a good reminder to older students. Each course takes between 20–40 minutes to complete.
- E-learners must have their own devices (i.e., lap-top) and internet access*
- E-learners log into the SmarterU e-learning system and interact with and complete the course
- Teachers/parents can create a roster of accounts for students/children without email addresses.
There are a few ways that you can access and deliver these courses to your students.
Create an account for yourself or your child.
***Each account needs a unique email.
Create a “roster” of accounts for multiple students or children.
***No unique email needed per user.
You will be emailed unique log-in IDs and passwords for each student/child.
Request Teacher-Led Versions of the Courses
Don’t have access to computers/laptops for all of your students? We have teacher-led versions of the e-learning courses that can be presented to a group/class using a smartboard or projector. Contact Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to these.
Explore our Educational Road Safety Programs
JK – Grade 6
Concepts taught in our WalkSAFE programs include walking safely near traffic, intersections & crosswalk, how to read traffic and pedestrian lights, the 5 steps to crossing the street, visual barriers, how clothing helps us see and be seen, making eye contact with other road users, right of way/wait your turn, except the unexpected, the dangers of distraction and stopping distances for vehicles.
Grade 1 – Grade 6
CycleSAFE prepares students and kids with skills and awareness needed to safely share our roads with other road users. Less about how to ride a bike, it focuses on how to stay safe while sharing the road riding your bike. Concepts taught include hand signals, communicating with other road users, safe gear (i.e., helmet fitting), interpreting road signs and traffic lights, shoulder checks, hazards scanning, how to fall safely, cycling on different terrains, right of way, lane vs edge riding and the dangers of selective attention and target fixation.
Grade 3 – Grade 6
The WalkALONE program is designed to help parents and educator determine if a child is ready to start walking some places on their own. It prepares them to do so safely by covering concepts such as readiness, judgement & decision making, road safety rules, people smarts, safe zones, emergency preparedness, and safe route planning. Students follow along in a workbook throughout the program and once complete, their workbook serves as a guide with checklist for reference any time they want to try walking somewhere new. Students will earn and download their personalized WalkAlone license.
Grade 1 – Grade 3
The BESTFIT Booster program provides an overview of the two types of booster seats, who uses them and why. Safety concepts such as how booster seats prevent injuries, how to wear your seatbelt properly, and how you know you are the right height to move from a booster seat into sitting in a regular seat with a seatbelt are reinforced. Finally, students will participate in a measuring activity to see if their height is in the recommended range for using a booster seat.
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