EDCI 588 - Connecting Rural Students to Road Science Research

Dates: June 11 - July 16, 2021

Tuition: $0.00

Credits: 3


Approved Students Only

This course is open to participants in the Western Transportation Institute's NSF grant program which partners transportation researchers with classroom teachers. Participants will help support the research agendas of Montana State University transportation researchers, in addition to developing course materials for their respective classrooms. Lessons and unit plans will be developed using the Next Generation Science Standards Framework with a strong focus on the Science and Engineering Practices. This course is three credits which may be used for salary increases or for license renewal purposes. Unfortunately, these credits do not count towards program completion. Participants will complete approximately 140 hours of research activities on their respective research teams with duties and assignments determined by the lead researcher. Approximately 45 hours will be spent on classroom lesson and mini-unit design where participants will develop lessons suitable to their specific classrooms. These lessons will be developed in coordination with a curriculum coach and published on various applicable websites. Implementation support for the lessons and units will occur throughout the school year using the Brightspace Learning Management System.

Please contact instructor, Marci Reuer, marcie.reuer@montana.edu for more information.

Fee:   $0.00

Marcie Reuer

Marcie Reuer, EdD. is a teacher and former principal who has spent 12 years teaching Kindergarten to graduate students, with a passion for science and technology. Her classrooms of all ages emphasize inquiry, lab experiences and field work in an effort to create meaningful learning for students. Marcie has taught in Canada, Australia and the United States. She currently teaches pre-service elementary educators and graduate students at Montana State University.

  • Conduct research activities including testing, recording observations, setting up apparatuses, investigating models, communicating findings.
  • Create lessons and mini units related to their road science research which demonstrate an understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards by aligning standards to lab activities.
  • Apply their knowledge of road science content and science education pedagogy in the creation of inquiry-based classroom activities.

For information about refunds, cancellations, minimum enrollments and more, see the Course Administration and Procedures page.


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