Jun 12
Jun 30

Summer 2023 Transportation Institute Course for High School Teachers

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


All programs to take place near Iowa State University.


June 12, 2023 — June 30, 2023


8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. weekdays

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

Additionally, participants will receive:

  • Mileage paid for those who commute
  • Housing provided in Ames free of charge for those who cannot commute
  • A $700 per week stipend (after completing program requirements)
  • 5 license renewal credits through Heartland AEA or up to 5 graduate credits from University of the Pacific
  • The American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) offers all participants 1 year’s worth of access to online resources related to course work.