Fastlane - Summer Course for Elementary Teachers

Iowa State University's (ISU) Institute for Transportation (In Trans) plans to offer transportation training to K-6 educators in Iowa. Education is a key element of the activities conducted by lnTrans and the Midwest Transportation Center (lnTrans). The purpose of the workshop is to introduce K-6 educators to the world of transportation and civil engineering and expose them to hands-on inquiry based STEM activities that address real-world issues to ensure that the next generation of students is scientifically literate and equipped to fill the needs of the 21 51 century workforce. With the adoption of The Next Generation Science Standards in Iowa, there is a huge demand for bringing engineering to the elementary classroom and proper professional development for teachers is imperative

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Location: Parkview Middle School, Iowa State University, Iowa Department of Transportation Time Frame: 2 months of recruitment, 3 months of planning, 1 week workshop and 1 month wrap up and reporting. Concepts Covered: Workshop will cover topics including bridges, roadways, models and design, boat and rocket challenge, engineering process and other transportation topics that will provide elementary teachers with a better understanding of transportation and engineering


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $33,434
  • Contract Numbers:

    Addendum 653

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Managing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Center for Transportation Research and Education
    2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Project Managers:

    Hart, John

  • Principal Investigators:

    Shane, Jennifer

    Serra, Jennifer

  • Start Date: 20180415
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674868
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Addendum 653
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2018 11:06AM