Overview & Instructions
Eligible teams of Texas middle school teachers are invited to apply to
experience a summer professional development experience at the Johnson
Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX. Teachers may apply in teams of 2 (math,
science) or 4 (math, science, language arts, social studies) from the
same school. School Administrators are welcome to join MAS teams and may
be substituted for a social studies or language arts teacher. To apply,
complete the online application, which contains information from each
individual team member. Accurate e-mail addresses for each team
member and the school Principal are REQUIRED in the application
Summer Workshop at JSC
During the one-week summer workshop at JSC, teachers will learn to
integrate NASA instructional materials into their own classroom curriculum
and develop an "action plan" to be implemented during the following
school year. Behind-the-scenes tours of JSC, presentations by engineers,
scientists, and astronauts, and instruction on accessing NASA's numerous
online resources make this a unique professional development opportunity
for educators. Transportation, lodging, meals, and related activities
are funded under this program. Funding is provided by the State of Texas
and administered by the NASA Johnson Space Center.
Distance Learning Component
Selected teams will participate in three distance learning
events at their own schools during the following school year. These events
focus on the same topics covered during the summer workshop and provide
special opportunities for students to interact with experts in the space
program. During the summer workshop, teachers will receive in-depth instruction
on how to participate in these video teleconferences from their own schools
and/or school districts.
Statement of Support
As part of the application process, a statement of support from
the Principal for each team is required. Once your team has submitted
an application online, an e-mail message will automatically be sent to
your Principal requesting the statement of support. Applications without
these supporting documents are incomplete and ineligible for consideration.
Accurate e-mail addresses for each team
member and your Principal are essential.
Teams of 2
The dates for the summer workshops for two-member teams (math, science)
are June 18-23, 2006 and June 25-30, 2006.
Teams of 4
The date for the summer workshop for four-member teams (math, science,
language arts, social studies) is July 9-14, 2006. A school administrator
(Principal, Asst. Principal) may be substituted for the language arts
or social studies member on Teams of 4.
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