Call for Educators – Join a Unique Mission Team
WASHINGTON (April 15, 2013) – Challenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger Center) is recruiting well qualified educators to review and evaluate a state-of-the-art aerospace curriculum. CEI, a Colorado education and consulting company, in partnership with McGraw Hill and with the support of the Air Force Academy and 23 other space-related organizations, has developed an online curriculum that will excite students about STEM. Aerospace Science: The Exploration of Space is a high quality, comprehensive, self-contained curriculum on aerospace science.
Challenger Center is currently accepting applications to create a community of educators around the country to test this pre-released curriculum with 8th and 9th graders and provide active feedback to in order to enhance the materials for full release.
Full details, including the application packet, online application, and the curriculum handbook are available for review here. All applications must be completed by May 3, 2013.
About Challenger Center for Space Science Education
Using space exploration as a theme and simulation as a vehicle, Challenger Center for Space Science Education and its international network of more than 45 Challenger Learning Centers create positive educational experiences that raise students’ expectations of success, foster long-term interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and inspire students to pursue studies and careers in these areas. Challenger Center’s network of Challenger Learning Centers across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and South Korea reach more than 400,000 students each year through simulated space missions and educational programs and engage more than 40,000 educators through missions, teacher workshops, and other programs. Founded in 1986, Challenger Center for Space Science Education was created to honor the seven astronauts of shuttle flight STS-51-L: Commander Dick Scobee, Gregory Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, and Michael J. Smith. To learn more about Challenger Center for Space Science Education visit www.challenger.org.
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