WORKSHOPS & PROGRAMS HEADER GRAPHIC

For information on specific educational programs and products developed in cooperation with NASA science programs offices contact:
      Technology and Evaluation Branch
      Education Division
      Code FET
      NASA Headquarters
      Washington DC 20546
      (202) 358-1540
ask for "Mission to Planet Earth Catalog of Education Programs and Activities." Additional Information.

AASTRA
The American Astronomical Society Teacher Resource Agent Program (AASTRA) is designed to help teachers become leaders in the advancement of astronomy education in their local communities. URL http://www.aas.org/~aastra/aastra.html

AESP In-Service
Workshops for teachers presenting ways in which aerospace topics can be applied or integrated into a curriculum. The content depends on the specific areas of interest of the school. Contact the Center Educational Programs Officer at the NASA center serving your area, or contact:
         
      Elementary and Secondary Branch
      Education Division
      Code FEE
      NASA Headquarters
      Washington DC 20546
      (202) 358-1518
      http://www.okstate.edu/aesp/AESP.html

Challenger Center Teacher Training
A number of different workshops are offered in this program, each with a different topic but all focusing on the power of simulation to promote excitement and student involvement in the classroom. http://www.challenger.org/faculty.html

Educational Outreach Team
Space shuttle Earth photography workshops. Teaching awareness, access, and usability of these shuttle images. Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. and Hernandez Engineering Inc. under contract with NASA. Shared cost programs.
      Space Shuttle Earth Observation Project
      C-102 Hernandez Engineering, Inc.
      17625 El Camino Real Suite 200,
      Houston TX 77058
      (281) 333-7124, or (281) 333-7548
      Fax (281) 333-7791

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Teacher Workshops
These workshops are offered by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to help educators incorporate the activities and programs on the CD-ROM Seeing the Earth in a New Way: The SIR-C Missions of Endeavour into their classrooms. Source = JPL.

Image Processing for Teaching
Program offers in-service teacher training in image processing for use in the classroom. Workshops can be customized to match a school's subject and grade level needs. Can also provide consulting services for developing special training courses. CD-ROM available (see CD-ROM section for more information). Source = CIPE.

Mars K-12 Education Program
This program runs workshops and provides materials for integrating the study of Mars into the classroom. Activities include a newsletter, a 1995-1996 Education Supplement and Guide, and the placement of subject material on the World Wide Web.
      Department of Geology
      Arizona State University
      Box 871404
      Tempe AZ 85287-1401
      marsed@esther.la.asu.edu
      http://emma.la.asu.edu/neweducation.html

NASA Field Center Workshops
Many NASA centers offer their own workshops for teachers related to the research and other activities conducted at their facility. While the content varies, these workshops strive to provide participants with resources to supplement their existing curriculum. Contact the Center Educational Programs Officer at the NASA center serving your area, or contact:
         
      Elementary and Secondary Branch
      Education Division
      Code FEE
      NASA Headquarters
      Washington DC 20546
      (202) 358-1518

National Air & Space Museum
The Formal Eduation Division offers teachers a variety of workshops, orientations, and curriculum materials. Workshops are half-day and full-day sessions for groups of 15-25 educators.
      National Air and Space Museum
      Educational Services Department, MRC 305
      Clare Cuddy, Teacher Workshops
      Washington, DC 20560
      (202) 357-1504
      ccuddy@sivm.si.edu
      http://www.nasm.edu/edu/

NEW Program
Provides teachers with the opportunity to interact with NASA scientists and engineers concerning the latest technological information and receive a variety of educational materials for teaching.
      National Science Teachers Association
      1840 Wilson Blvd.
      Arlington VA 22201
      (703) 243-7100
      http://www.nsta.org/programs/new.htm
          or
      Elementary and Secondary Branch
      Education Division
      Code FEE
      NASA Headquarters
      Washington DC 20546
      (202) 358-1518

Project ASTRO
This project is designed to form long-term partnerships between astronomers and educators, in which both share their expertise to increase the students' interest in astronomy and science in general.
      Project ASTRO
      Astronomical Society of the Pacific
      390 Ashton Ave.
      San Francisco CA 94112
      (415) 337-1100
      Fax (415) 337-5205
      astro@aspsky.org
      http://www.astrosociety.org/education/astro/project_astro.html

STELLAR
This program, offered by the NASA Ames Research Center, provides teachers with the opportunity to work in research labs along-side NASA scientists studying life sciences, participate in the development of new curriculum, and receive training in computer technology, the use of the Internet, and word processing.
      Sonya Cardenas
      MS 19-15
      Ames Research Center
      Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
      (415) 604-1866 or 604-0820
      Fax (415) 604-3954
      scardenas@arc.nasa.gov (include STELLAR in subject line)
      http://education.arc.nasa.gov/pages/edresources.html#Ed. Workshop

Teachers & Space
A series of teacher workshops designed to make it easy for teachers to introduce space themes into the classroom. Includes hands-on activities, ready for classroom use.
      Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
      Director of Public Education
      1100 North Plum
      Hutchinson KS 67501-1499
      (316) 662-2305
      Fax (316) 662-3693
      http://www.cosmo.org/education/teacherworkshop.html

Updated - 6/04/02

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