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3 Michael Acre Career and Technical Education Math Teacher Christopher Olds Conservation and Equipment Technology Instructor DCMO BOCES Robert W. Harrold Education Center 270 BOCES Drive Sidney Center, NY 13839

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7 Funded by the US Department of Transportation Materials developed to let students know about careers in transportation (TDL) and to encourage them to follow a related career US DOT recognizes a shortage in the transportation workforce

8 The goal is to expose students to a wide variety of careers in transportation and to encourage them to follow a related career Modules have a common theme related to some aspect of transportation and all are related to math, science, English, or social studies Teachers in 6 states are involved, and are tied to departments of education and both the public and private sector

9 For grades 6-12 Include relevant CTE, national and or state academic standards and National technology education standards Include assessment criteria Career development or PBL Include resources, such as: web sites, PowerPoint presentations, and student worksheets

10 A Careers in Transportation Curriculum Project

11 25 years of proven success in the medical education field Replicates commonly used systematic approaches to resolving problems or meeting the challenges that are regularly encountered in ones life and career (PBL Overview)

12 Problem-based learning fosters: Learner acquisition of critical knowledge (RESEARCH) Problem solving proficiency Self directed learning strategies Team participation skills NOTE: Problems MUST be carefully selected and designed for the audience of learners (PBL Overview)

13 High School Juniors and Seniors Conservation and Equipment Technology Career and Technical Education Program

14 Career Exploration Life Lessons APPLIED ACADEMICS

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17 1 - Environmental 2 – Design 3 – Cultural 4 – Social/Political

18 Old age and dilapidation has taken its toll on a bridge spanning a special regulation trout fishing area in a pristine river. The bridge was completed in 1903 and has great historical significance to the development of early townships in the area. There is growing public debate as to whether the bridge should be repaired or replaced. If replaced, then a temporary bridge/roadway will be created to divert traffic during construction. Your are a member of a local transportation planning committee that has been tasked with conducting a feasibility study to determine the most appropriate action to take regarding the repair or replacement of the historic bridge.

19 Discuss and record the project concerns related to your Focus Group Be sure to note occupations your group feels might be represented in your Focus Group

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23 Engineering of the bridge or crane operator Engineering would be interesting because you could design the bridge and you could build it. Crane operator would be interesting also, lifting beams into place. -Kyle S. DEC, Operator, laborer, engineer, etc. The jobs I listed above are interesting to me because they are jobs I would want to do. -Josh A.

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25 PBL Overview. (n.d.). Retrieved 5 20, 2011, from Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction:


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