Mr. Chris Wingate

Neuqua Valley HS

630-428-4689

chris_wingate@ipsd.org

Professional Background

Welcome to my Driver Education Resource Page

https://tinyurl.com/wingatede

We are all members of different communities. As with any community a person can be privileged enough to be a part of, there are responsibilities that must be understood and accepted. It does not matter whether the community is family, classroom, team, school, church, neighborhood, city, county, state, nation, or planet. We have the power and responsibility to make sure that the system feels our presence in a positive way.

In my class students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to be a safe driver, develop thinking and perspectives to improve and empower themselves as members of many communities, and sharpen academic skills for future use.

Driver education at Neuqua Valley is a two phase program consisting of concurrent classroom and behind-the-wheel phases. A big advantage of this program format is that it allows students to learn in smaller bites of time spread out over a longer time frame. This allows for more seasonal driving opportunity with an instructor, less learning fatigue, and a better internalization of skills which creates the benefit of lasting, safe driving habits.

What goes around, comes around. You reap what you sew. You get out of life what you put into it. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat others how you want to be treated. Pay it forward...

We all have the power to change (more than just ourselves).

Academics, work, family life, friendship, sports, driving.... No matter the task or the environment, energy and attitude are the currency we must invest to improve and prove who we are.

Resources for Planning and Studying

Legal, Procedural & Licensing Resources

Respected Organizations and Movements

Classroom Announcements

Most announcements will be made by way of Google Classroom. Students will sign up for google classroom using their school provided email and develop the responsible habit of checking that account regularly. This class is a team effort between the classroom teacher, driving instructor, parent, and student. Communication channels are always open in all directions.

At a moment in life when at the threshold of independence, there is excitement and trepidation for the journey ahead.

Remember you are never really alone or without support, even if you cannot always see it.