Objectives / Outcomes
Creating a Positive Learning Environment
After completing this course, you will have the training, experience, and confidence to train new and experienced drivers in vehicle handling and defensive driving.
You will be able to identify skills gaps through observation and develop and plan lessons to overcome these gaps. You will be able to instruct these lessons safely and effectively, all the while encouraging the students to grow their skills.
The first part is done virtually and will consist of learning about adult education. You will discuss theories of how people learn, how to set up a classroom, how to communicate, and how to deal with disruptions. You will develop and use creative lesson plans in order to bring life to your presentations. At Trubicars we think learning is more effective and memorable when it is fun. We encourage you to let your creative side shine! These short lessons will be delivered in class to your fellow instructors who will critique you. Together, through this peer feedback, we will learn from each other as a group.
Once you have completed the theory portion you will move on to have some co-teaching practice with a qualified Driving Instructor Training Assistant (DITA) near your home with one of our training partners. Nothing can substitute the experience of instructing in front of an actual class. You will start off partnered with a co-teacher and work your way up to teaching an entire class under the supervision of a DITA, who will be there if you need help. Quickly you will gain the confidence to teach on your own.
Once the course is successfully completed (80 percent is a pass) you will receive a certificate and MTO will be notified that you are now qualified to be a Classroom Instructor. MTO will add the qualification to their database.Important info before you sign up!