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Roadways Into Developing Elementary Students- RIDE Program Has Upcoming Free Teacher Training

What: Training and Free Materials for STEM Connect program teachers/ Oregon Title I School teachers! Limit of 30 teachers. Sign-up early! Registration closes Friday, January 26, 2018.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is offering at no cost the RIDES (Roadways Into Developing Elementary Students) program that is an AASHTO/Mississippi education outreach program designed to interest K-8 students in transportation careers while improving their math and science skills. Students utilize critical thinking skills to solve real world problems and learn about careers in the transportation industry especially civil engineering. The curriculum is aligned with the National Standards for Math and Science.


Monday, March 12th & Tuesday, March 13th from 8am-5pm in Salem


Wednesday, March 14th and Thursday, 15th from 8am-5pm in Portland

*** Note – when registering you will be registering for both days.

Teachers attend two days of high energy training conducted by National Board Certified Teachers. This module contains a curriculum as well as a large trunk of resources for the teacher to use in the classroom to conduct the activities. A SUV, van or truck is suggested for transporting your tub. Teachers can earn 16 hours of training time to apply to their certification.

Where: ODOT Salem – 455 Airport Rd. SE, Bldg. E., Salem, ORMarch 12 & 13

Where: ODOT Portland – 3700 SE 92nd Ave., Portland, OR. 97266March 14 & 15

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About Heidi DeGarmo, South-Metro Salem STEM Webmaster (137 Articles)
Heidi DeGarmo is a senior at OregonTech majoring in IT-Health Informatics. As a combat veteran it is a passion of hers to pay it forward. The South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership (SMSP) is a collaboration of school districts, community colleges, universities, out-of-school programs and business and community partners that is focused on increasing student access and success in STEM fields.