News Briefs

06/18/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 18, 2010) -- The last day of the Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum rocketry class began with an outdoor launch of chemical rockets. It was a breezy morning in Colorado Springs, so Friday's launch included an additional lesson on the effects of wind. With a view overlooking Garden of the Gods, the 13 teachers in the professional development...
06/16/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 17, 2010) -- During a week of full-day, graduate level studies, 13 teachers from four states are designing and launching rockets in the Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development class, "Rocketry: The Future of Human Space Exploration." The lessons include a variety of rockets and both indoor and outdoor...
06/15/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 15, 2010) -- Thirteen teachers from four states are spending this week in the classroom as students learning rocketry lessons to take back to their classes in the fall. "Rocketry: The Future of Human Space Exploration," is a Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development program held at the Space Foundation Discovery...
05/23/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 24, 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 partnership with Colorado State University - Pueblo.CSU - Pueblo Colorado State University - Pueblo and the Space...
05/19/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 19, 2010) -- Sixth grade students at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs are taking a hands-on approach to math by creating a half-scale outline of the International Space Station (ISS) on their school softball field. The 250 sixth grade math students are studying scale in class and calculated the dimensions needed to create a half-sized outline...
03/31/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 31, 2010) -- Twelve educators, through a grant from Boeing, are introducing Robotics to their classrooms as a way to help students use and understand technology as well as develop teamwork, cooperation, and problem-solving skills. The program is structured to provide classroom opportunities, develop lesson plans that can be used by a much broader audience, and...
02/10/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 10, 2010) -- The Space Foundation has named 31 outstanding educators as its 2010 Flight of Teacher Liaisons in recognition of their active promotion of space and science education.Drawn from 28 different schools in 10 states and Puerto Rico, the new Teacher Liaisons will serve as advocates for space science education and use Space Foundation-provided training and...
01/27/2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 27, 2010) -- The Space Foundation just completed its second pilot of a new Space Across the Curriculum educator professional development course specifically for teachers of PreK-2nd grade students.Beginning in the summer of 2010, the new week-long course will join the Space Foundation's other six classes for grade PreK-high school teachers.Twenty-four teachers from...
12/15/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 15, 2009) -- The Space Foundation is expanding its nationally known Space Across the Curriculum educator professional development courses by adding a week of classes specifically for teachers of PreK-2nd grade students.Beginning in the summer of 2010, the new course will join the Space Foundation's other six classes for grade PreK-high school teachers.Piloted Dec. 3...
11/24/2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 24, 2009) -- Do you have what it takes to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison?Apply now to become one of the select educators from across the nation chosen to be a part of this prestigious, nationally recognized program that provides an elite group of educators with numerous benefits and privileges to help them grow their teaching skills, strengthen their...

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