News Briefs

07/22/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 22, 2010) -- Teachers from Charles County (Md.) Public Schools are learning the principles of rocketry, as well as how to incorporate it across their curriculum, in this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum class, "Rocketry: Space History and the Future of Space Flight."The 23 teachers in the class are using rockets made from household materials to...
07/21/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 21, 2010) -- The Space Foundation is providing professional development to teachers in Charles County, Md., with three weeks of Space Across the Curriculum courses.This week, educators in the "Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction" course are learning to incorporate science concepts and standards into one comprehensive classroom project....
07/14/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 14, 2010) -- Thanks to a multi-million dollar donation from Analytical Graphics, Inc., (AGI), teachers in this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum class were among the first to use the new AGI Space Missions Simulator at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo.AGI, headquartered in Exton, Pa., donated software,...
07/12/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 12, 2010) -- Another Space Across the Curriculum, class started this week at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs. The 15 teachers enrolled will spend the week learning hands-on technology lessons to take back to their classrooms. The teacher professional development course, "Space Technologies in the Classroom: Imagery and High-...
07/09/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 9, 2010) -- Space Foundation education programs focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), helping to address serious gaps in U.S. science and math education and proficiency. Those efforts received a boost recently through a new Space Foundation partnership with Colorado State University - Pueblo.In addition to offering a class for teachers...
06/24/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 25, 2010) -- Teachers in the Space Foundation professional development class "Biological and Physical Research: Long-Term Space Travel," wrapped up their week of study with a presentation of space suits. They designed the suits to illustrate their learning about the biological effects of space travel. During the week the teachers also simulated the effects...
06/23/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 23, 2010) -- Teachers enrolled in this week's Space Foundation class "PreK-2 Early Childhood Space Exploration," are spending time in the classroom and out-of-doors, learning age-appropriate, hands-on activities they can immediately use with their students. The class resulted from a new partnership between the Space Foundation and Colorado State University (CSU) -...
06/22/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 23, 2010) -- This week at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, educators are learning about the biological effects of space travel in, "Biological and Physical Research: Long-Term Space Travel."This week-long, full-day, graduate-level course allows teachers to earn continuing education credits, graduate credits, or work toward...
06/22/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 22, 2010) -- The Space Foundation is helping early childhood teachers develop activities to interest very young children in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The 25 teachers enrolled in this week's Space Foundation class "PreK-2 Early Childhood Space Exploration," are learning age-appropriate, hands-on activities they can...
06/21/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 21, 2010) -- The Space Foundation is delivering two teacher professional development classes in Colorado this week, including one specially designed for teachers of very young children. The class is offered through a new partnership between the Space Foundation and Colorado State University (CSU) - Pueblo and gives teachers of very young children hands-on...

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