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Educator Resource Center Workshop Schedule

The NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC) at Stennis Space Center announces professional development workshops for educators. K-12 teachers can receive CEUs for these free workshops. Home school educators are welcome, too! Topics include physical science, life science, biology, mathematics, technology, engineering and much more. Workshops are available for all grade levels and are held on-site at Stennis Space Center and INFINITY Science Center.

June 2014 Scroll down for detailed information about the workshops
MON TUE WED THU FRI
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Summer Science Academy 3-Day Workshop
 
Surrounded by Science
(Grades K-8)
Easy Engineering
(Grades K-8)
Weather Wise
(Grades K-8)
9 10 11 12 13
         
16 17 18 19 20
         
23 24 25 26 27
     
Classroom Lunacy
(Grades 6-12)
 
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Summer Science Academy: 3-Day Workshop
This three-day professional development workshop is designed to provide an overview of NASA educational resources. Learn how to get your students hooked on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) using NASA curriculum guides. Participate in hands-on activities geared specifically towards classroom implementation. Activities meet the state and national standards and focus on inquiry-based learning. Educators can register for any or all of the three workshops in this Summer Science Academy series. Each session is 5.0 hours long, and CEU credit will be 0.5 for each day. If all three days are completed, the participant earns 1.5 CEUs.

All active and pre-service educators are welcome to attend; however, the target grade range for the activities will be K-8.

Surrounded by Science
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 CEUs: 0.5 Grades: K-8
Are your students excited about studying science? Do they look forward to participating in science fairs? Learn how to excite your students as we go on a science adventure in an educational and interactive way through hands-on science activities and demonstrations using inquiry based learning.

Easy Engineering
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 CEUs: 0.5 Grades: K-8
This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to increase their real life math and science skills through hands-on, fun and interactive activities. We will design and build simple projects that you can take back to your classroom. Experience the role of a NASA engineer while participating in many engineering design processes.

Weather Wise
Thursday, June 5, 2014 CEUs: 0.5 Grades: K-8
Can you predict our weather? Do we have global warming? How are humans affecting Earth's climate system? Join us as we conduct hands-on experiments on how and why weather occurs. Activities will include the reason for our four seasons, climate and hurricanes. Get ready for this exciting educational adventure about weather.
Classroom Lunacy: 1-Day Workshop
Classroom Lunacy
Thursday, June 26, 2014 CEUs: 0.5 Grades: 6-12
Humans placed the first, and only, footprints on our moon between 1969-1972. What did we learn from those historic missions? How are we exploring our moon today? How does our moon affect Earth's systems? What exciting, hands-on NASA activities can I do in my classroom to get my students excited about discovering the secrets of Earth's nearest neighbor? These questions, and more, will be explored in this workshop that will develop a better understanding of our Earth and moon system. Also included as part of this workshop, will be "Certification" for participants to receive actual lunar and meteorite samples for use in your classroom as an "out of this world" and unique instructional tool. Join us and become a "certified lunatic."

July 2014 Scroll down for detailed information about the workshops
MON TUE WED THU FRI
  1 2 3 4
         
7 8 9 10 11
    Out of This World
2-Day Workshop
 
The Sky's The Limit
(Grades K-8)
Living In Space
(Grades K-8)
14 15 16 17 18
    Out of This World
2-Day Workshop (Repeated)
 
The Sky's The Limit
(Grades K-8)
Living In Space
(Grades K-8)
21 22 23 24 25
         
28 29 30 31  
         

Out of This World: 2-Day Workshops
These two-day professional development workshops are designed to provide an overview of NASA educational resources. This popular themed workshop is offered twice this summer. Learn how to get your students hooked on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) using NASA curriculum guides. Participate in hands-on activities geared specifically towards classroom implementation. Activities meet the state and national standards and focus on inquiry-based learning. Educators can register for any or both days in this Summer Science Academy series. Each session is 5.0 hours long, and CEU credit will be 0.5 for each day. If both days are completed, the participant earns 1.0 CEUs. All active and pre-service educators are welcome to attend; however, the target grade range for the activities will be K-8.

Note that the workshops on July 9 & 10 will be repeated on July 16 & 17.

The Sky's The Limit
Wednesday, July 9 & 16, 2014 CEUs: 0.5 Grades: K-8
Are you curious about the night sky? Do you ever wonder what lies beyond the clouds? Come and explore the moon, the planets, our star the Sun and other mysteries of the solar system. Experience the fun of building and operating your own robot while learning about our solar system and beyond.

Living In Space
Thursday, July 10 & 17, 2014 CEUs: 0.5 Grades: K-8
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an astronaut? Are you fascinated about space flight? Join us as we train on Earth and then "take-off" to live on the International Space Station. This workshop will help your students explore the challenges astronauts face while preparing for and living in space. Hands-on activities will include astronaut physical training and working in space. Explore Bernoulli's principle of flight and Newton's Three Laws of Motion while you make and launch your own rocket.
 
How to Register For Free Workshops at Stennis Space Center
To make a reservation, call the NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC) at 800-237-1821 and select option 2, or call 228-688-3338. Please call between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Unless otherwise noted, all 0.5 CEU workshops will be held 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break. Please bring your lunch, some workshop locations do not provide food services.
Educator Resource Center (ERC) Workshop Policy and Security
Educators may register for no more than three (3) workshops per semester and may only make reservations for themselves. Educators must call the ERC at 228-688-3338 as soon as possible to cancel attendance. Failure to notify the ERC of a cancellation will affect educator's ability to participate in future workshops and programs.
For workshops held at Stennis Space Center, for security purposes, you may be required to check in at the reception center located at either the north or south gate upon arrival at Stennis Space Center. You must be a US citizen with a valid photo ID. Please allow sufficient time for this process when you arrive..
The use of cell phones is prohibited while driving on site at Stennis Space Center.
CEU Information
Mississippi and Louisiana educators are able to renew their teaching certificates with CEU credits from approved workshops. Unless otherwise noted, educators will receive 0.5 CEU credits for each five-hour workshop conducted on site. You must be present for the full workshop to earn CEU credit. The ERC maintains all CEU records. The ERC issues a certificate of attendance when the educator completes a five-hour workshop. This certificate, along with any other CEU documentation, should then be mailed by the educator to the State Department of Education at the time of renewal. To obtain a copy of your CEU credits, a written request must be sent to the ERC.
Visit the ERC for Free NASA Materials
The NASA ERC at Stennis Space Center (SSC) is located in building 3101, adjacent to the guard station on Mississippi Route 607. The ERC is open from 9-3 Monday-Friday for educators to pick up free NASA materials. To reach the ERC take I-10, Exit 2 and north on Hwy. 607. The SSC I-59 entrance is no longer an option for the public visiting the ERC.

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