NASA Triad: A Triangulated Program to Promote NASA STEM Education Nationwide

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

The American Geological Institute (AGI), an umbrella organization of 46 member societies representing 120,000 geoscientists, proposes to work in collaboration with the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University (ASU SESE) to develop and implement NASA Triad: a three-pronged project to promote the geoscience, technology, engineering and mathematics components of NASAs missions to grades 6-12 teachers and students nationwide. The parts of the two-year project are: 1. Development of an online professional development handbook of NASA content for lead teachers to use in conducting workshops for peers and establishment of a national professional development network of lead teachers prepared to deliver workshops in NASA content for their peers in grades 6-12; 2. Incorporation of NASA science and technology content into AGIs middle and high school nationally distributed Earth science curricula; 3. Promotion of Parts 1 and of the program through AGIs outreach programs such as Earth Science Week (ESW), Earth magazine, Earth Science World web site, the geoscientists comprising AGIs membership and through ASU SESEs outreach efforts. This program is designed to address NASAs mission to support projects that provide professional development for teachers in NASA STEM content; use technology to increase teachers skills in incorporating NASA STEM content in the classroom; and increase secondary students exposure to NASA STEM content.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date8/15/108/31/15

Funding

  • National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA): $599,691.00

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