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Appendix G Transportation Tomorrow

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APPENDIX G TRANSPORTATION TOMORROW CONTENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Mentor Solicitation Report and Meeting Participants Argyle Elementary Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Lee High School Westview Middle School Yulee Middle School Regional Competition Keynote Address Summary Articles and Newspaper Stories


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MENTOR SOLICITATION REPORT AND MEETING


Transportation Tomorrow Student Competition

TRANSPORTATION TOMORROW A L OOK A HEAD TO N ORTH F LORIDA IN 2040

WHAT IS “TRANSPORTATION TOMORROW”?

This competition’s purpose is to engage youth of all ages in defining the transportation system of tomorrow in North Florida in the year 2040. Through a cross-curricular education program consistent with established rubrics for Science Technology and Engineering Programs (STEM) education, the students will have an opportunity to better understand their role as citizens and planners of their future. This program is modeled after the National Engineer’s Week Future City Competition (www.futurecity.org) which is a competition for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Middle school students are encouraged to substitute the 2013 Future City problem as part of our competition and participate in the Regional Future City competition.

A mentor will be assigned to each group of students to help them explore real-world transportation issues and guide them through the scientific process needed to develop and present a thoughtful vision for transportation. The competition is scaled for grade and ability levels as shown in Table 1. Table 1. Competition Elements School Level Essay Physical Model SimCity Presentation Video  Lower Elementary (1-3) * ***   Upper Elementary (4-5) ** ***    Middle School (6-8) ***     High School (9-12) * In lieu of a model, a poster is recommended. ** In lieu of a physical model, a SimCity model can be used based on a starter city provided. *** Optional.

A portion of each of the scoring for each age group will be to provide a written essay of no more than 500 words that describes their vision for the future of transportation in North Florida. A physical model that demonstrates their vision of transportation in North Florida built using recycled materials that is no larger than 25 inches by 50 inches and no more than 20 inches tall. A video presentation is also requested where the students discuss their vision, the issues considered and conclusions of their project. The video should be no less than 2:00 minutes and no more than 4:00 minutes. For the older age groups, a problem in SimCity 2013 using a “Starter City” that will be provided for participants. All participants will be recognized with a certificate of appreciation from the North Florida TPO. Three winners in each age group will be recognized at a North Florida TPO Board meeting and awarded a cash prize.

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Transportation Tomorrow Student Competition

BENEFITS

A survey of educators, mentors and parents was recently conducted for the Future City Competition for which this program is modeled and the following benefits to students were reported. Table 2. Reported Benefits

Educators Mentors Teamwork 84% 89% Public Speaking 75% 85% Project Management 74% 76% Working Independently 71% 76% Writing and Research 66% 81% Source: 2012 Future City Competition Educators Handbook    

Parents 90% 80% 83% 84% 79%

80% now see math and science as important to their future 41% said the program helped them in non-STEM subjects like language arts 62% said they are now more aware of civic issues 91% of educators recommended participating in the program

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The following evaluation criteria will be used in selecting the winners in each category. Table 3. Evaluation Criteria School Level Essay Lower Elementary 50% Upper Elementary 50% Middle School 34% High School 25% *poster for lower elementary

Physical Model *50% 50% 33% 25%

SimCity

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33% 25%

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100% 100% 100% 100%

Up to 5 points can be added to the score for students who completed a video at the discretion of the judges.

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SCHEDULE

The following schedule is recommended for the participants. Table 4. Schedule Task Letter of Intent due August 23, 2013 Mentor Organization Meeting (August 23, 2013) Get started Develop your vision Write your essay Build your model Complete your video presentation Submission date: November 15, 2013 Evaluation Award Presentation

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Dec

A letter of intent is required by August 23, 2013. Mentors will be assigned on a first come availability basis. A mentor is not required to participate in the competition. A form and instructions are provided with this handbook. All applications are due by November 15, 2013. The application should include your essay, photos of your physical model or poster, submission of your SimCity model and you video presentation. An entry form is provided with this handbook. Evaluators will visit your school during the week of December 2-6, 2013 to view and evaluate the submittal.

Awards will be announced on December 9, 2013. Winners will be invited to attend the North Florida TPO Board Meeting on December 12, 2013 to receive their award and recognition. Attendance is not required to receive the award and recognition. The regional competition for middle school student’s Future City Competition has not been scheduled at this time but is normally scheduled for January. The schedule for this competition will be adjusted if needed. This program can be used as a practice session for the regional competition. This program is not affiliated with Future City so the program, evaluation, award and recognition program are not related.

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TIME COMMITMENT

The following summarizes the estimated time commitment for educators, students and mentors to participate in the program. Table 5. Estimated Time Commitment – Lower and Upper Elementary Task Educator Get started 1 Develop your vision 1 Write your essay 1 Build your model 1 Complete your video presentation 1 Prepare submission 1 Evaluation presentation Total 6

Student 1 3 4 4 2 1 0.5 15.5

Mentor 1 1 1 1 0.5 1 0.5 6

Educator 2 4 4 4 6 1 1 1 23

Student 2 12 12 8 40 4 1 1 80

Mentor 2 2 2 2 4 1 1 1 15

Table 6. Estimated Time Commitment – Middle and High School Task Get started Develop your vision Write your essay Build your model SimCity model Complete your video presentation Prepare submission Evaluation presentation Total Note: Based on Future City participants.

Educators: The program is intended to provide you with flexibility and encourage a multi-discipline approach. Engage your social study teacher to help with the visioning, art teacher to help with the modeling, computer teacher to help with the SimCity model or language arts teacher to assist with the essay portion of the project.

Students: You can contribute as much or as little to the program as you desire based on your teacher’s direction. The more you put in, the more you are likely to gain.

Mentors: You will be able to work with the kids and provide advice and technical assistance throughout the project. This may happen in person, via email, or even over Skype. The most important step is talking to your educator partner about what works best for the team at the beginning of the project. The North Florida TPO will provide support during the get stated phase with each school, at the mid-point to provide guidance and feedback and participate in evaluation presentations.

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ELEMENTARY LEVEL PROBLEM STATEMENT PROBLEM STATEMENT

In the year 2040 you will be about 30 years older than you are today. Your life will be very different. You may have children of your own and a career.

THOUGHT STARTERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

ESSAY

Imagine what your life will be like in the year 2040. Where will you choose to live? How will traffic congestion affect where you live and work? What type of transportation will you need in 2040? Do you want to walk to work, or to shop? Would you like to ride your bike to work? Will you like to drive your own car or ride with others? Would you like to ride a bus or train? Do you think cars will be different then? Do you think there will be other ways to travel in 2040? Where will your new transportation system be located? What will it look like? How will you pay for it? Is it safe? How might it affect other people and the environment? How might you design this solution? What can you do today to make this vision become a reality?

Is your essay to read? Are the sentences complete? Is it less than 500 words? Do you explain your vision? Do you discuss what it will take to make it become a reality? What did you learn from this project?

POSTER (LOWER ELEMENTARY 1-3)

Does your poster show how you think transportation will look in 2040?

PHYSICAL MODEL (UPPER ELEMENTARY 4-5)

Does your model show elements of the transportation system? Does it show where you might live or work? How does it fit in the city? How does it fit in the environment?

VIDEO PRESENTATION

Is your video clear? Can you hear what you say? Do you show your poster or model? Does it summarize the results of your essay?

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MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL PROBLEM STATEMENT

In the year 2040, population in the North Florida region (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns County) is anticipated to grow from 1.4 million persons today to more than 2 million. This growth will create demands on all aspects of our community, transportation, schools, the environment, energy and more. As part of this competition, you are challenged to create a region of the future for 2040 with a focus of the role transportation will play in addressing the needs of the community.

THOUGHT STARTERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

ESSAY

Imagine what your life will be like in the year 2040. Where will you choose to live? How will traffic congestion affect where you live and work? What type of transportation will you need in 2040? Do you want to walk to work, or to shop? Would you like to ride your bike to work? Will you like to drive your own car or ride with others? Would you like to ride a bus or train? Do you think cars will be different then? Do you think there will be other ways to travel in 2040? Where will your new transportation system be located? What will it look like? How will you pay for it? Is it safe? How might it affect other people and the environment? How might you design this solution? What can you do today to make this vision become a reality?

Is your essay to read? Are the sentences complete? Is it less than 500 words? Do you explain your vision? Do you discuss what it will take to make it become a reality? What did you learn from this project?

PHYSICAL MODEL (UPPER ELEMENTARY 4-5)

Does your model show elements of the transportation system? Does it show where you might live or work? How does it fit in the city? How does it fit in the environment?

VIDEO PRESENTATION

Is your video clear? Can you hear what you say? Do you show your poster or model? Does it summarize the results of your essay?

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RESOURCES Resource

North Florida Transportation Planning Organization Information of current transportation plans http://www.northfloridatpo.com/ Florida Department of Transportation Information about current highway investments and trends in Florida http://www.dot.state.fl.us/ Jacksonville Transportation Authority Information about the current and future transit in North Florida http://www.jtafla.com/ Jacksonville Port Authority Information about the current port facilities and future in North Florida http://www.jaxport.com/ Jacksonville Aviation Authority Information about the aviation system in North Florida http://www.flyjacksonville.com/default.aspx?sMP=JAA Florida Chamber of Commerce Proposed roadmap to Florida’s future http://www.eflorida.com/floridasfuture.aspx?id=44 University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research Information about population trends in Florida http://www.bebr.ufl.edu/ Northeast Florida Regional Council Information about growth and development in North Florida http://www.nefrpc.org/ Smithsonian Museum – America on the Move Video series summarizing the history of transportation http://amhistory.si.edu/onthemove/

Transportation Tomorrow Student Competition

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Resource Disney’s Future of Transportation (1958) Video by Walt Disney Studios on the future of transportation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhVii2Kmtyg General Motors Highway of Future (1940) Video of a future vision for transportation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIu6DTbYnog Fact Monster Various facts and information about transportation http://www.factmonster.com/science/inventions/road.html K12 Station Various facts about transportation http://www.k12station.com/k12link_library.html?subject=NST&sub_cat=105266&final =105272 Encyclopedia Britannica Various facts about transportation http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-209055/transportation AASHTO Various facts about transportation http://www.transportationtv.org/Pages/default.aspx?ShowCategory=Transportation 101 Institute of Transportation Engineers Various facts about transportation http://www.ite.org/ Transportation Research Board Various facts about transportation http://www.trb.org/Main/Home.aspx Reason Foundation Various facts about transportation http://reason.org/areas/topic/transportation

Transportation Tomorrow Student Competition

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Resource K12 Station Various facts about transportation http://www.enotrans.org/ Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization Various facts about transportation http://www.ampo.org/ American Society of Civil Engineers Infrastructure Report Card for Transportation http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/ The Future is Now Foundation Programs on the future of Florida http://www.forthepublic.org/Home_Page.html Reality Check First Coast A community exercise to look at transportation and land use in North Florida http://www.realitycheckfirstcoast.com/

Transportation Tomorrow Student Competition

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Why We Need You

• Support development of the 2040 long-range transportation plan • Contribute to the next generation of scientists and engineers • Have fun


Path Forward 2040 Investing in Our Future

• Today’s 8th grader will be 40 years old in 2040 • Changing needs for transportation – Smaller households – Less desire for vehicle ownership – More options – Technology


Transportation Tomorrow

• Importance of STEM – US ranks 15th in 8th grade math – 1 in 3 students in Duval do not graduate high school – 25% of the science and engineering workforce will retire within 5 years – By 2020 the US there will be a shortfall of 2 million scientists and engineers


www.futurecity.org


Tomorrow’s Transit: Design a way to move people in and around your city

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Essay Research Physical model SimCity Presentation


http://pathforward2040.com


Mentor Assignments Mentor

Lee

Argyle

Westview

Yulee

FSDB

Nina Sickler 

Tina Meskel

Jessica Ligator 

Rachel Walton Lenny Popalardo

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Jeanette Berk Fred Jones

Brad Thoborn

Rob Palmer

Ennis Davis

Jamie Sloboden

April Bacchus

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Dawn Alexander

Terry Shaw Total

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2

1

2

3


Resources


PARTICIPANTS


PROGRAM OVERVIEW Lee High School Groups Students Mentors

Argyle Elementary

5 35 Fred Jones Lenny Popalardo Brad Thoburn Rob Palmer Ennis Davis

Yulee Middle

2 12 Tina Meskel Dawn Alexander

Westview Middle 4 20

Terry Shaw Jessica Ligator

Florida School for Deaf and Blind

1 5 Rachel Walton

3 20 Jeanette Berk Jamie Sloboden April Bacchus

Components Design the virtual city Research essay Physical model City narrative Presentation North Florida video/essay Eligible for Regional Competition in Tampa

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Recognitions Certificate of Participation Ice cream/pizza party Judging by TPO Staff/Board School Winner Sponsorship to Regional Competition

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LEE HIGH SCHOOL


WESTVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL


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REGIONAL COMPETITION KEYNOTE ADDRESS


26% Over 65

Millennials

Source: U.S. Census; Bureau of Economic and Business Research (to 2035), FDOT projection (to 2060) Source: Fred Jones, RS&H

< 25% Married with Children

25% Hispanic

Changing Population

The City of the Future


Source: “Traffic” by Tom Vanderbilt

“For Gen-Y, it is not about the dream home, but the dream ‘hood”— Cooltown Studios, 2010

“What we really wanted was to find a big, old, brick building and rehabilitate it, but we couldn’t, so we built it instead.” -Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple


Is your next car an app?


What is your city of the future?


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Heather A. Perry, News-Leader Yulee Middle School sent 22 students to the Future City Competition in Tampa on Jan. 25, the only Nassau County school participating in the competition. Future City is a national, project-based learning experience in which sixth through eighth grade students imagine, design and build cities of the future. YMS science teacher J.T. Medley, Kassidy Cox, Lauren Coursen, David Alexander, Zane McKendree and Terry Shaw, team mentor, with their Future City project model, Y-Town.

“Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges,” said Joe Medley, YMS science teacher. The program gives students the opportunity to apply math and science to real-world issues; develop writing, public writing, public speaking, problem solving and time management skills; research and propose solutions to engineering challenges; discover different types of engineering and explore career options; learn how their communities work and become better citizens; and develop strong teamwork skills. The 22 YMS students were separated into four teams and spent one hour each school day on the project that is a big part of their grade. Kassidy Cox, 13, said Future City allowed her to be creative and visualize what the future may hold. “The name of our city is Y-Town, short for Yulee, of course! We designed a city that uses solar and wind power. Our future forms of transportation include a Sky-Tram and electric powered self -driving cars.” Seventh grader Jordan Bell says Future City is cool because it has shown him all of the new technology and ways lives may change over the next 50 years and how science applies to the real world. Sabryn Flagler and her team worked on a city named H.A.P.S. (Highly Advanced Power Systems). “We have designed a bridge as a main focus of our model. Our future forms of transportation are air-compressed cars and maglev (magnetic levitation) trains as energy saving alternatives to today’s transportation.” Flagler said participation is a good way for students to express themselves in a positive way and learn to be open to trying new things. All four teams built virtual cities, helping them learn how a city develops and changes over time. “They were able to see how decisions of where roads, schools, hospitals, power plants and industrial areas affect how their city progresses,” said Medley. “They were frustrated early on and even had to start over several times. The students had great ideas, but didn’t quite grasp the overall picture, that a lot of planning has to go into developing a city.”

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Teams are required to write a 500-word city narrative and a 100-word research essay in which they design a way to transport people around their future city. The students took their completed projects to the Northeast Florida competition with hopes of winning a chance to travel to Tampa.

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The first-place team, Y-Town, included David Alexander, Jordan Bell, Lauren Coursen, Kassidy Cox and Zane McKendree.

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The second-place team, H.A.P.S., was made up of Sabryn Flagler, Heather Higginbotham, Taliyah Lipscomb, Cameron Maughan, Issac Shaw and Averyanna Vinson. The teams didn’t finish in the top five as they had hoped, but Y-Town won an award for Most Holistic City, given to the model that demonstrates high livability aspects in its design including use of open space and accessibility. Students were also judged on how well the team incorporated the full design of city planning, conceptual design, construction, operation and maintenance. “Overall, both groups did a great job. I am very proud of them of how they handled themselves and represented Yulee Middle well at the regional competition,” said Medley. “I am also very thankful to the parents, teachers and administration that supported us through this process.” type@fbnewsleader.com Share This Article |

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