Intermodal Transportation Curriculum for Secondary Education
|This project is a part of state initiative to increase awareness of intermodal transportation education among k-12 stakeholders. This project offers a customized 2-day Technical Workshop for selected k-12 teachers at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). The Mississippi Department of Education and Government are asking the state’s Centers for Logistics Excellence to organize knowledge building workshop for high school teachers to participate, prepare and dissipate relevant and practical knowledge on logistics concepts, transportation and intermodal facility to k-12 students. |
The Southern Miss Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT), and an affiliate, the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE), are nationally recognized university centers, both housed in USM, support logistics research and study, ongoing intermodal facility developmental project at the port of Gulfport, sustainable economic and community development projects for entrepreneurs, business, as well as training to k-12 educators and students.
This educational workshop will tailor six lecture modules as such the participants will be required to create a sample lesson plan at the end of workshop. The workshop is designed to provide fundamental understanding of basic concepts of intermodalism, impact of intermodalism in transportation and economy, logistics & supply chain functions to facilitate intermodal transportation, career opportunities, and future perspectives of intermodal transportation professionals. The workshop will share some resources and best practice examples to develop such curriculum for k-12 students. As stated earlier that at the end, the participants will develop a sample lesson plan focusing on overview of intermodal transportation, logistics and supply chain activities, and career development opportunities that can be used in the k-12 curriculum for all to use. Following are the materials for the workshop.