As seen in the video above, the Southwest Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC) and the National Association of State Directors for Career and Technical Education (NASDCTE) successfully co-sponsored a webinar titled: Innovative Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Partnerships Webinar on February 24, 2016.
The webinar featured teachers, administrators, and industry partners who provided insights and best practices from innovative education programs and teaching models for grades 6 to 12 students when delivering transportation-related curricula.
Speakers and topics included:
- Kimberly Green, Executive Director for NASDCTE Consortium (NASDCTEc)
- The NASDCTEc was established to represent the state and territory heads of secondary, post-secondary and adult Career and Technical Education (CTE) across the nation. NASDCTEc aims to support an innovative CTE system that prepares individuals to succeed in education and their careers, and poises the United States to flourish in a global, dynamic economy through leadership, advocacy and partnerships.
- Nicole Martin, Senior Program Manager for The International Trade Academy at Phineas Banning High School in California
- The International Trade Academy incorporates career awareness, career exploration, workplace preparation, internships and a capstone course—Virtual Enterprise. This multidimensional program uses industry volunteers to present all aspects of the program. Students are mentored by business professionals who provide feedback and expertise on all aspects of students’ virtual businesses; including product development, production and distribution marketing, sales, human resources, accounting/finance and web design.
- Mike Shallenberger, Transportation Engineering Teacher for the STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colorado
- At this thriving and growing school, Engineering is required by all students for graduation. One of those classes is Internal Combustion Engines and Transportation Technology. Students in this class learn by rebuilding small engines, research projects, and create a solution for Transportation. This year’s current project is to design and build an electric vehicle that can carry a 200 pound driver as far as possible in one hour.
- Sara Quintana, Aerospace Engineering and Robotics Teacher at the Rancho High School Aviation Magnet Academy in Nevada
- At the Rancho High School Aviation Magnet Academy, students learn the fundamentals of flight, space travel, and rocketry through hands-on projects and the use of expert technology in a state-of the-art aviation lab. Physical sciences and emerging technologies are also key components of course work. Aviation students also earn college credit. The Academy of Aviation offers two dynamic and unique programs for students interested in aviation and aerospace: Engineering and Flight.
For the PDF of the webinar presentation, click here.