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Teacher Training

The NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium is dedicating to inspiring students and teachers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

 

NASA NEBRASKA SPACE GRANT IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A NEBRASKA TEACHER TO ATTEND THE 2013 SPACE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM COURSE

Application Deadline: April 1, 2013

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Space Foundation, the NASA Nebraska Space Grant is pleased to announce a new scholarship for a Nebraska teacher to attend a 2013 Space Across the Curriculum course.

Course 1: June 17-21 Meteorology and Space Weather
Course 2: July 8-12 Pre-K through 2nd Grade Early Childhood Space Exploration

The scholarship will pay for travel and registration costs for the selected teacher to attend one course at the Space Foundation’s new headquarters in Colorado Springs (right near Garden of the Gods) this summer. The application form is attached. The deadline to apply is April 1.

Additionally, the Space Foundation works with three higher education institutions in Colorado to offer graduate credit for these courses. See the Space Foundation website for more information: http://www.spacefoundation.org/education

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE!

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NEBRASKA EDUCATION SPACE AMBASSADOR (NESA) PROGRAM

Application Deadline: April 15, 2013

NASA Nebraska Space Grant is partnering with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to offer 10 Nebraska K-12 Certified Teachers and 10 Pre-Service Teachers (college and university students studying to become K-12 teachers) an Out of This World workshop. These teachers will become the Charter members of the Nebraska Education Space Ambassadors (NESA).

Dates: July 23-25, 2013
Location: NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens only. 10 pre-service teachers and 10 certified teachers will be selected.
Travel: Airfare, hotel, and ground transportation provided by NASA Nebraska Space Grant
Stipend: $200 to offset meal costs

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE!

DOWNLOAD NESA FLYER

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LiftOff 2013:Rockets to Robots 

Texas Space Grant Consortium
Summer Professional Development Institute
June 23-­‐29, 2013 

Application Deadline: April 15, 2013

Beginning in the summer of 1990, the NASA's Texas Space Grant Consortium initiated weeklong professional development training for teachers. This aerospace workshop, called LiftOff, emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences by incorporating a space science theme supported by NASA missions. In 2013 we are partnering with NASA Johnson Space Center and the Middle School Aerospace Scholars project. Teacher participants are provided with information and experiences through speakers, hands-on activities and field investigations that promote space science and enrichment activities for themselves and others.

Download full program announcement and application: HERE!


More information: http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/liftoff/

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Pre-Service Teacher Institutes at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Audience: Higher Education Students
Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
Institute Dates: July 12-24, 2013

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has partnered with Oakwood University to offer a two-week Pre-Service Teacher Institute taking place July 12-24, 2013, in Huntsville, Ala. This residential session is for education majors preparing to teach grades K-8.

Participants will engage in hands-on learning experiences designed to develop their skills for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics using NASA-developed curriculum resources. Full-time rising junior or senior undergraduate and graduate students at minority institutions are invited to apply. Housing, meals, travel assistance and a stipend will be provided.

Applications must be postmarked by May 10, 2013

For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/education/msfc/psti.
Please email any questions about this opportunity to Marilyn Lewis at marilyn.h.lewis@nasa.gov.

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Find Classroom Materials

Looking for Classroom Materials? NASA's Education Materials Finder will help teachers locate resources that can be used in the classroom. Users may search by keywords, grade level, product type and subject. With hundreds of publications and Web sites indexed, the finder is the best way to locate NASA educational resources.

Find Materials Now!

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NASA Educator Resource Center here at UNO!

The University of Nebraska at Omaha, Physics Department  houses a NASA Educator Resource Center on Campus.  For mor information you may contact Connie O'Brien at 402-554-2510.

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Check out the "K-12 Teacher and Student Opportunities" Page: Click Here

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Visit NASA's website for resources at: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html

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Digital Learning Network

Digital Learning Network Website: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/special/MCC.html