LSU to Host NASA Workshop for Education Professionals

02/09/2012 12:03 PM

BATON ROUGE – NASA is offering a K-12 educator professional development workshop in partnership with the LSU College of Education and the LSU Cain Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Room 225 of Peabody Hall.  


The NASA Education Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, Workshop is designed for educators to gain resources and activities for the P-12 classroom and for informal settings.


The workshop will provide the following:


• NASA-developed curriculum support resources that meet state and national standards.


• NASA Aerospace Education Specialists utilizing a train-the-trainer approach so participants can train additional educators in their school system.


• Ideas for integration of NASA Education resources and activities into lesson planning and curriculum.


• Hands-on, inquiry-based methods for teaching science and mathematics, as well as state-of-the-art methods for incorporating technology into teaching.


Seventy-five educators are registered for the workshop, including pre-service LSU teacher education students. Participants represent approximately 40 public and parochial  schools from across the state.


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Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2012