The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a 1.36 million dollar grant to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the Los Angeles City Bicycle Coalition and Youth Education Sports, Inc. This grant will provide professional safe cycling skills training to LAUSD middle school Physical Education teachers, who will then teach cycling as a standard P.E. curriculum.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is seeking just under 1 million dollars in funding for student bicycles and cycling training. YES School Cycling Instructors (SCI) will train almost 100 Physical Educational Teachers at 30 intermediate schools in cycling techniques for regular school curricula. These Teachers will instruct a Physical Education Bicycle Unit using the YES-BLAST Vol. 1 curriculum.
YES offer a self-pacing online training for cycling experts,physical educators and others to become School Cycling Instructors (SCI). The SCI Training Level 4 is divided into 3 sections and with a competency quiz following each of the 3 sections. After completing all three sections of the SCI Training Level 4 and passing the 3 quizzes with 80% or better a Certificate of Completion and your SCI life time number will be issued. Total cost is $85 to $30 depending on the background check required by your professional affiliation: To become a SCI Level 4 go to: YES-SCI Training Level 4. Beside becoming a certified SCI, you receive:
Two YES Curricula: “Introducing Physical Education Teachers to Cycling” & “YES-KIDS Bike” for elementary
Monthly YES-SCI Newsletters
YES Insurance when conducting the YES programs at schools
Discounted special school bicycle equipment for elementary, middle & high schools
Life-time SCI number
Certification to enable training teachers and/or instructing the students
Three Part Webinar
Section includes time to take the corresponding exam.
Section 1 – 2 hours: Functioning in a school setting and understanding school district and school requirements. Learn a different cycling methodology when training teachers to teach a new sport – cycling.
Section 2 – 2 hours: Become familiar with the YES-KIDS Bike curriculum for elementary grades 3 through 6. Learn how the YES curricula is skill building from elementary school recreation cycling to senior high school commuting to racing.
Section 3 – Step by step – peddle stroke through the YES-KIDS Bike skills and lesson plan. Learn how to incorporate the “Teacher Cycling Hints” so the teacher can spot what the student is doing wrong even if the teacher has never cycled.