Jun 10
Jun 28

Summer 2019 Transportation Institute Course for High School Teachers

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


All programs to take place near Iowa State University

Stipend: $700/week (after completing program requirements)


June 10, 2019 — June 28, 2019


8:30–4:30 daily

Event Contact
Jennifer Serra
InTrans, MTC
Program Description

The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) and Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) are offering high school physical science and physics teachers the opportunity to participate in a three week modeling workshop with transportation related engineering projects.

The workshop participants will

  • Learn effective strategies in Modeling Instruction developed by Arizona State University
  • Plan and carry out investigations, argue from evidence, and create and evaluate models
  • Develop classroom strategies to help students develop skills consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Participate in seminars with transportation experts from the Iowa DOT and InTrans
  • Collaborate with other educators to develop modeling based and transportation-themed lessons to use in the classroom
Program Highlights
  • Opportunity to apply for a $500 mini-grant for classroom materials that are associated with the workshop
  • Housing provided in Ames if needed
  • Credit options available

Graphics: ISU InTrans and IA DOT logos