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1 NASA Explorer School Phenix City Intermediate School Phenix City Public Schools Phenix City, Alabama

2 NASA Explorer School (NES) Partners with NASA through the Marshall Space Flight Center for 3 years First of its kind Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, and Tennessee

3 Team Alabama Team representatives: Joe Blevins, April Harrell, Robin Thomas, Carolyn Kimball, and Shirley Garrett National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Education Facilitator: Terry Sue Fanning Program Director of NASA Explorer Schools: Peg Steffen Aerospace Education Services Representative: Will Robertson

4 First Year Objectives

5 Increase student interest and participation in science, math, and technology Introduce NASA materials into existing curriculum Extend the use of technology in the classroom to support learning First Year

6 Increase student knowledge about careers in science, math, and technology Introduce students to career opportunities during regular school time and with families after school Identify available experts and resources in the community, as well as on-line/distance learning resources First Year

7 Increase student ability to apply science, math, and technology concepts Develop opportunities for inquiry learning activities Acquire collaborative tools (i.e. robotics and aeronautics) and identify outside expert resources First Year

8 Increase the active participation and professional growth of educators in science, math, and technology Provide teachers and staff with opportunities to attend in-services and/or conferences for implementing the plan, including make and take workshops and job embedded activities Develop collaborative opportunities for team building and networking within and outside of our school First Year

9 Increase family involvement in student learning Develop extensions of school activities to the home environment Plan special events that encourage family participation First Year

10 Resources

11 Specific Activities for First Year Paint walls (Murals) Name buildings (I.e. Galaxy Hall, Mission Control, Milky Way Café) Mission Patch, mascot, and sign created Billboard notifying community of NES Grant Newspaper article and TV News coverage Website announcements and links Development of technology and science lab which will include distance learning equipment. Add NASA Night as part of our parental involvement special events. Purchase equipment, software, and services to support inquiry learning activities

12 Second Year Objectives

13 Increase student interest and participation in science, math, and technology Integrate NASA materials into existing curriculum Extend the use of technology in the classroom to support learning Second Year

14 Increase student knowledge about careers in science, math, and technology Engage students in career explorations during regular school time and with families after school Utilize experts and resources in the community, as well as on-line/distance learning resources Second Year

15 Increase student ability to apply science, math, and technology concepts Provide opportunities for inquiry learning with an emphasis on analysis, synthesis, and problem solving Increase the access to collaborative tools (i.e. robotics and aeronautics) and outside expert resources Enable students to use NASA mission data during investigations Second Year

16 Increase the active participation and professional growth of educators in science, math, and technology Provide teachers and staff with opportunities to attend in-services and/or conferences for implementing the plan, including make and take workshops and job embedded activities Extend the collaborative opportunities for team building and networking within and outside of our school Second Year

17 Increase family involvement in student learning Develop extensions of school activities to the home environment Encourage family participation through special events Second Year

18 Third Year Objectives

19 Increase student interest and participation in science, math, and technology Integrate NASA materials into existing curriculum Extend the use of technology in the classroom to support learning Third Year

20 Increase student knowledge about careers in science, math, and technology Engage students in career explorations during regular school time and with families after school Utilize experts and resources in the community, as well as on-line/distance learning resources Third Year

21 Increase student ability to apply science, math, and technology concepts Provide opportunities for inquiry learning Increase the access to collaborative tools (i.e. robotics and aeronautics) and outside expert resources Third Year

22 Increase the active participation and professional growth of educators in science, math, and technology Provide teachers and staff with opportunities to attend in-services and/or conferences for implementing the plan, including make and take workshops and job embedded activities Extend the collaborative opportunities for team building and networking within and outside of our school Third Year

23 Increase family involvement in student learning Develop extensions of school activities to the home environment Encourage family participation through special events Third Year

24 As only NASA can!


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