#TeacherOnBoard Ricky Arnold and Guardians of the Galaxy Super Heroes Launch to Station in 2018!

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in STEM and STEAM

#TeacherOnBoard Ricky Arnold and Guardians of the Galaxy Super Heroes Launch to Station in 2018!


Audience: Students Ages 13-18
Entry Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018
Contact: JSC-STEMonStation@mail.nasa.gov

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space and Marvel Entertainment are challenging students to design a microgravity experiment based on the characteristics of popular Marvel comics super heroes — Rocket and Groot. Two student-submitted concepts for the Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge will become official space station experiments. Who knows? Maybe former classroom teacher and astronaut Ricky Arnold will conduct the experiments during his 2018 mission.

Find more ways to bring NASA into your classroom during NASA’s A Year of Education on Station, a celebration of an almost 12-month presence of a teacher on board the International Space Station.
 

NASA Aeronautics: Elementary Balloons and Kites

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in STEM and STEAM

NASA Aeronautics: Elementary Balloons and Kites
Audience: Educators of Grades K-5
Event Date: Jan. 18, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST
Contact: susan.m.kohler@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar. Participants will learn how to use aeronautic teaching guides to teach STEAM lessons that incorporate children’s literature and art. By using popular children’s books, students are engaged in the cross-cutting principles and the science and engineering process skills of the Next Generation Science Standards. Online registration is required.

 

NASA Spotlites — Science by Students for Students

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NASA Spotlites — Science by Students for Students
Audience: Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Jan. 17, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. EST
Contact: john.f.weis@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar. . Learn about a problem-based activity in which students produce NASA Spotlite videos. These 90- to 120-second videos are written, filmed, edited and produced by students using the engineering design process. Each video targets a misconception about science. All steps of creating a Spotlite video can be done using cell phones, tablets and laptops. Online registration is required.

 

Webinar – NASA Aeronautics: Exploring the Extreme

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NASA Aeronautics: Exploring the Extreme
Audience: Educators of Grades 5-8
Event Date: Jan. 16, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. EST
Contact: john.f.weis@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar. Participants will get an overview of NASA’s “Exploring the Extreme” educator guide. Discussion will focus on hands-on activities to teach the concepts of force and motion. The activities in this webinar address the Next Generation Science Standard PS2. Online registration is required.

 

#UCET18 Award Nominations Now Open

Written by Pam Turley on . Posted in #ucet18, 2018 Conference, Awards

Do you know an outstanding educator or school leader who deserves recognition? Nominations for all #UCET18 awards are open from now until Friday, February 23, 2018.  Award winners will be announced Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the opening session of #UCET18.

Submission Form for All Awards

UCET Awards

UCET Outstanding Teacher of the Year – This award recognizes and honors a teacher who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education. (PK-12 classroom teacher). $500 cash and plaque.

UCET Outstanding Leader of the Year – This award recognizes and honors a leader who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education. The nominee can be a principal, superintendent, school or district technology staff, regional technology trainer, etc. The one stipulation is that the nominee is not a PK-12 classroom teacher. They may have a teaching certificate, however their current position is not as a classroom teacher. $500 cash and plaque.

UCET Outstanding Young Educator of the Year – This award will be presented to an outstanding young educator (under the age of 35) who demonstrates vision, innovation, action, and transformation using technology to improve teaching and learning. $250 cash and plaque.

ISTE Award

Making IT Happen Award – Making IT Happen is an internationally recognized awards program administered by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). This program honors educational technology educators and leaders for their commitment and innovation. ISTE sponsors the award, the jacket, and a press release about the award recipient. UCET sponsors a $500 cash award for the Making IT Happen recipient. Read more about this award here.

UCET must submit the Making IT Happen Award winner’s name and other information to ISTE well in advance to ensure that the Making IT Happen Award winner receives the coveted black (for men) or pink (for ladies) jacket.