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LIFTOFF 2019

LIFTOFF 2019

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Margaret Baguio
baguio@tsgc.utexas.edu

voice: 512-471-6922
fax: 512-471-3585

3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759

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LIFTOFF SUMMER INSTITUTE

LiftOff 2019: The Legacy of Apollo

LiftOff 2019:The Legacy of Apollo

PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Beginning in the summer of 1990, the NASA's Texas Space Grant Consortium initiated weeklong professional development training for teachers. This aerospace workshop, called LiftOff, emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences by incorporating a space science theme supported by NASA missions. Teacher participants are provided with information and experiences through speakers, hands-on activities and field investigations that promote space science and enrichment activities for themselves and others.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Almost 50 years ago, men from Earth left our home planet and journeyed to the moon. It all started in 1961 when President John F. Kennedy announced the goal of sending astronauts to the moon before the end of the decade. Coming just three weeks after Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in Space, Kennedy’s bold challenge set the nation on a journey unlike any before in human history.

On July 20, 1969, culminating eight years of work by thousands of Americans, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module and took “one small step” in the Sea of Tranquility, calling it "a giant leap for mankind."

The moon has been the destination of some of humanity’s most monumental and challenging expeditions. As the moon becomes more accessible to both national space programs and private enterprise, what did we learn and where will this knowledge take us.

Join us for the Legacy of Apollo, the next giant leap!

PROGRAM FEATURES:

  • Presentations by NASA scientists and engineers
  • Tours of NASA and Space Center Houston
  • Hands-on, inquiry based classroom activities aligned to educational standards
  • Career Exploration
  • Teacher Feature (sharing of classroom lessons and activities)
  • Opportunity to interact with researchers dedicated to space missions
  • Lunar and Meteorite Certification

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Currently employed as a 5-12 grade classroom educator
  2. Minimum one year teaching experience prior to workshop
  3. Demonstrate willingness to share information with others
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • Texas Participants: FREE - All expenses paid by TSGC upon selection
  • Out-of-State: $750 registration fee + travel to Houston, Texas
  • Applications: Must be submitted online

LiftOff Alumni: The Next Giant Leap

LiftOff Alumni: The Next Giant Leap

You asked and we will deliver! As a previous LiftOff attendee we invite you to join us for "The Next Giant Leap!" This multi-day workshop will highlight what’s happening in the world of space exploration. Turn these discoveries into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math lessons for your students.

Activities include:

  • Robotics
  • Maker Lab
  • 3D Printing
  • Flight Simulators

Program robots, design learn about to use 3D printers, experience flight simulators, and share cross-curriculum ideas and activities from fellow Liftoff educators. Visit Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral to experience stimulating presentations and the latest in space exploration from scientists and engineers leading exciting endeavors.

Depart with ready-to-go lessons and creative ideas to infuse into your classroom curriculum at this out-of-this world adventure.

Join us as we share the future of space exploration at "The Next Giant Leap 2019!"

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Previous LiftOff Attendee
  2. Currently employed as a 5-12 grade classroom educator
  3. Minimum one year teaching experience prior to workshop
  4. Demonstrate willingness to share information with others
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • Texas Participants: FREE - All expenses paid by TSGC upon selection
  • Out-of-State: $750 registration fee + travel to Florida
  • Applications: Must be submitted online

Program announcement is contingent upon receiving NASA funding.