Volume V, Issue 6
Editor Talia Jurgens
JASON Expedition: Mysteries of Earth and Mars
NASA is pleased to announce the JASON Expedition: Mysteries of Earth and Mars. Since we are a government agency, we are delighted to provide this educational opportunity available to you and your students Free of Charge (worth over $1,000 per teacher). I only have 500 spots, so sign up quickly at the above web site. You will receive a full set of resources that bring REAL science into your classroom
Attention Math Teachers - The Whole Kit and Caboodle
Find out how you can use TEKS aligned kit-based learning to make math fun! Experience kit-based math activities by playing them and brainstorm ways to incorporate kits-based learning into your current curriculum at the Children's Museum in Houston. For more information and to reserve a space, call 713-522-1138 x 237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to register is July 16, 2005.
STARS Summer Symposium: Nutrition: Facts, Fads, & Fallacies
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is hosting a symposium on Nutrition, Facts, Fads and Fallacies with Several speakers scheduled. It is in-line with TAKS objectives for Science Teachers. Visit the above web site for more information.
Kerrville Space Symposium
Come join a Free Science Symposium in Kerville, Texas (Ingram, TX - Hwy 39 between Kerrville and Hunt) on Sunday, June 12, 2005. Share and listen to the fascinating experiences of the exciting panel of NASA astronauts and engineers that have played significant roles in Human Spaceflight and Space Exploration. They would briefly share their experiences and their views, opinions, and plans. Dr. James Garvin (invited) - NASA Chief Scientist, NASA scientist for twenty years, and lead scientist for Mars Exploration, Dr. Chris Kraft, Jr.(accepted) - Pioneer of Human Spaceflight beginning in 1958, the architect of Mission Control, Director of the Johnson Space Center, and author of NY Times' Best Seller, "Flight". Gene Cernan (accepted) - Astronaut/Commander of the last flight to the Moon (Apollo 17) and author of "Last Man on the Moon" Tom Moser (accepted) - Director of Engineering at the Johnson Space Center, responsible for the infamous Shuttle "tiles", and first Space Station Program Director. Reservations are suggested. For more info, contact Hum Mandell at 512-471-7011
Digital Media Academy's (DMA) series Summer Techonology Workshops
Beginning July 11th, the Learning Technology Center will sponsor Digital Media Academy's (DMA) series of intensive technology workshops. Twelve 5-day immersive courses will be taught by some of the leading experts in the country. This is a great opportunity to engage with and master the technologies that are shaping our classrooms, workplaces, and home life!Offerings include: 3D ANIMATION, DIGITAL IMAGING, WEB DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY/CURRICULUM INTEGRATION∑ NETS Integration, English and Social Studies∑ NETS Integration, Math and Science DMA is accredited by Stanford University's Office of Continuing Education and course credits are available. To register, call DMA toll-free at 866-656-3342 or visit the above web site.