This research focused on developing a suite of standards-aligned, rigorous lesson plans for secondary school teachers centered on transportation issues. The first phase of the grant project focused on training a cadre of prospective K-12 secondary school teachers to develop rigorous, standards-aligned lesson plans. Six students were recruited from across multiple disciplines including the liberal arts, physics, geology, and science education. Results of the training were strongly positive as indicated by post-training anonymous survey results. During the second phase, students developed a total of 19 lesson plans. Examples of such topics include the societal impact of autonomous vehicles, transportation safety, and traffic flow.
DOUGLAS SINGLETON, PhD
Dr. Singleton is a full professor and Chair of the Fresno State Physics Department and one of the leading architects of his department’s student research programs. Over the past 20 years at Fresno State, Dr. Singleton has led more student research programs and collaborations than any other professor in his department. Such activity includes serving as thesis advisor for 15 physics students and the publication of over 40 articles in leading science journals.
JOHN WALKUP, PhD
Dr. John Walkup is a pioneer in the classroom use of Cognitive Rigor, the superposition of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge. He is also an educator, having taught at the Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics (one of the most successful K-12 magnet schools in the U.S.) and six universities including his current stint as Lecture at Fresno State.