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RoadSMARTS E-cademy

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.

There are a few ways that you can access and deliver these courses to your students.

Student Led Virtual Courses

Best Experience

Requirements: Students must have their own devices (i.e., lap-top) and internet access to log into the SmarterU e-learning system and interact with and complete the course on.  For this option you will need to create a “Student Roster” in order to generate unique log-in IDs and passwords for each student.

    • Pre and Post Course Quizzes test students knowledge
    • Students have full interaction with course and earn points
    • Students can download personalized certificate upon course completion

Teacher Led Web-based Course

great for classes where not all students have access to an individual device

Download the HTML version of the course and project it on a screen or Smartboard for students to follow along, as teacher interacts with the course and presents it to the class.

 

    • This version does not provide access to graded quizzes
      or personalized certificates.

Explore our Educational Road Safety Programs

WalkSafe Program

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.

CycleSafe Program

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. 

WalkSafe Program

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.

WalkSafe Program

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. 

Try it out! Create a Teacher Account

Make an account for yourself

Want to see the courses before you decide to create a student roster? The RoadSMARTS E-cademy courses are housed on a secure e-learning system called SmarterU. Create a SmarterU account and enroll in the courses of your choice below.

Create a student roster

Create Accounts for your students

Create SmarterU accounts for each of your student. Fill out the form below and we will generate as many unique ID’s and password as you need for all of your students. No emails needed! Then simply share each students ID and password with them when it is time to log into SmarterU and take the course.

Virtual E-learning Courses

RoadSMARTS E-cademy LOG-IN

For teachers, students/kids that have log-in credentials

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