SRTS National Course Workshop Provision

Flagstaff SRTS Group

2007 Certified SRTS National Course Trainers

Trained by National Center for Safe Routes to School staff, Michia has been a certified Safe Routes to School National Course trainer since August 2007.

In this capacity, Ms. Casebier provides day-long workshop trainings about the Safe Routes to School Program, accompanied by a Pre-Workshop Interview of school administrators and staff,
plus a school site assessment with photographs for inclusion in the National Course instruction modules the following day.

Event planning requires:

  • registration prior to and on the day of the event;
  • identification of appropriate training sites; and
  • solicitation of required audio-visual equipment and a local caterer (and/or school cafeteria in very rural areas) to provide lunch for the event.

Michia has been instrumental in providing more tribal National Course workshops than any co-facilitator in the United States.  Further, she has presented more National Course trainings that any other Arizona SRTS workshop co-facilitator than Mr. Brian Fellows, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT’s) former Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator.

On April 8, 21 and 22, 2009, Ms. Casebier co-facilitated a uniquely-designed three-day National Course training for the Tohono O’odham Nation in Sells, Arizona.  That workshop garnered the largest tribal attendance in Arizona’s history of National Course since 2006.

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2012 May Tribal Workshop Series National Course


Michia conceived of/coordinated the May Tribal SRTS Workshop Series, a collaboration of ADOT, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), and the PedNet Coalition to offer a unique three-day SRTS training series for tribes from across Arizona and the United States.  Held on Tuesday, May 1 through Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the SRPMIC Education Board Room and Two Waters Government Complex in Scottsdale, Arizona, the training was attended by 7 Arizona tribes and staff from the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, as well as from Minnesota’s Bois Forte Band of Chippewa.  The agenda incorporated the first day-long Active School Neighborhood Checklist (ASNC) workshop, as well as a Walking School Bus and SRTS National Course workshop co-facilitated by Brian Fellows; Mike Cynecki, P.E. of Lee Engineering, L.L.C., and MGT.  The ASNC workshop provided a conference call-in opportunity for interested State SRTS Program Coordinators from around the U.S. to share information about their tribal SRTS program development successes and challenges.