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( May 19, 1998)
AEROSPACE IN THE CURRICULUM TEACHER WORKSHOP AT SDSM& T TO FEATURE NASA EDUCATION SPECIALIST/ REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 5TH
The “ Aerospace in the Curriculum” teacher workshop being held June 22- 26 at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will feature NASA aerospace education specialist Pamela Christol. The workshop, which is sponsored by the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium, designed for K- 12 teachers and youth organization personnel. The registration deadline is June 5th .
The weeklong workshop is designed to help teachers make learning an exciting adventure using state- of- the- art resources from NASA, including hands- on resources in math, science, and technology to meet educational standards. Teachers will model teaching methods, test laws of aerodynamics, build rockets, and develop projects and field trip resources to use with their students. Participants will receive a year’s supply of curriculum resources for their classes and will take part in field trips.
In addition to Pam Christol from NASA, other workshop presenters include officials from Hernandez Engineering Inc., a subcontractor for NASA’s Space Shuttle Earth Observation Program; Civil Air Patrol; and the Federal Aviation Administration.
The workshop can be taken for college credit through SDSM& T or Augustana College, certification renewal through the Rapid City or Sioux Falls School Boards or workshop non- college credit. Costs are $ 50 for non- college credit, $ 150 for two undergraduate or graduate credits in education or physics from Augustana, or $ 150 ( estimated) for one graduate credit in Meteorology Special Topics from SDSM& T.
The workshop is limited to 24 participants and requires a minimum of 15 registrants. The South Dakota Space Grant Consortium is offering up to four mini- grants for workshop tuition to Native American educators. To register or obtain additional information, contact Linda Allen, SDSGC Outreach Coordinator, at 394- 1975 ( Monday- Wednesday) or write to: South Dakota Space Grant Consortium, SDSM& T, 501 E. St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.
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