Student Resources


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Board of Directors Resource Guide

Board of Directors Resource Guide

This is an informative student resource guide that details the role of the Board of Directors at the Authority and how the public can engage with the individuals that make up the Board at public meetings.

Fresno State Transportation Institute K-12 Lesson Plan

Effective Lessons Plans in Transportation (ELPT) for California Schools

This project proposed centers on developing a suite of standards-aligned, rigorous lesson plans for secondary school teachers centered on transportation issues. Each grade level will receive 3-4 lesson plans to cover a complete 2-week unit of study. Each grade level will address a specific major topic within the field of transportation. Examples of such topics will include the societal impact of autonomous vehicles, transportation safety, and traffic flow. The designers of this project believe that education on transportation issues from an early age can elevate awareness of these issues and boost interest in transportation careers. Each lesson plan will span at least one full classroom period; some will span multiple periods. Each lesson plan will be guided by a culminating activity and will include (a) the background knowledge that expected of students, (b) strategies for scaffolding students who do not possess this background knowledge, (c) the facts, skills, concepts, and metacognition address in the lesson plan, and (d) teaching methods likely to prove effective for delivering the lesson plan in the classroom.

To see the lesson plans please click here.
Learn more about the Fresno State Transportation Institute here.


Mineta Transportation Institute K-6 High-Speed Rail Curriculum

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High-speed rail (HSR) is finding its place as an efficient, safe, and sustainable transportation solution in California and the United States as a whole. HSR has a long, successful history since the first bullet train zipped through Japan in 1964. HSR is not only good for the environment but for our communities, too. HSR systems around the world service 1.6 billion passengers per year, and the developing California HSR system will connect 6 of the 10 largest cities in the state. In these lessons, students will learn about the history and current state of high-speed rail and how this speedy mode of transport will help California achieve its long-term climate goals by reducing transportation emissions and paving the way for HSR around the nation.

Learn more and review the curriculum here.


Build California E-Cademy

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Now announcing the Build California e-cademy, an e-learning platform to prepare you for a career in the construction industry through a series of classes, courses, and camps — even before an apprenticeship. Now’s your chance to explore our industry and experience the trades from a new perspective. Build California e-cademy was designed with your busy schedule in mind! Get started on your path toward the trades on your schedule, at your individual pace. Classes and courses are self-guided, on-demand, and completely virtual. With our convenient online learning platform, we’re bringing the industry to YOU, so you can fit construction education in when it works for you. You can take as many classes as you’d like, all for free.

What are you waiting for? Your personal construction education experience is waiting for you. Sign-up today here.



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