21st Century Teacher Academy available for K-12 Educators

The 21st Century Teacher Academy is a unique Professional Development opportunity designed to immerse teachers in the best practices and methodologies on how to create and implement real-world, Project Based Learning (PBL) curriculum utilizing NASA’s missions. This program is hosted on base by the Office of Education and Public Outreach at NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) in Moffett Field, CA. This two week long workshop will feature a customized and tailored PBL curriculum, development, and implementation experience led by content experts, PBL experts, a master teacher, and technical subject matter experts here at NASA ARC.


Applications are due April 30th, 2015


Teachers will: 

•Receive a $4,500 stipend

•Create a full PBL module to implement in their classrooms

•Create supplemental, multimedia lesson plans

•Share developed PBL modules within cohort 

•Have access to a suite of NASA education tools and resources

•Be exposed to unique NASA facilities, missions, and technical subject matter experts

•Increase familiarity with NASA’s research and efforts involving aeronautics 


If you are an interested K-12 Teacher, 

Please apply through NASA's OSSI at:  http://intern.nasa.gov/ossi


Applications are due April 30th, 2015


Questions? Contact:  ARCTeacherAcademy@mail.nasa.gov


Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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