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Shelley Spears
Director Education & Outreach
757.325.6732
shelley.spears@nianet.org

Shannon Verstynen
Outreach Program Manager
757.325.6714
Shannon.verstynen@nianet.org

NASA Pre-Service Teacher Program

2014 NASA PRE-SERVICE TEACHER INSTITUTE

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The Center for Integrative STEM Education (CISE) at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), in collaboration with NASA Langley’s Office of Education, will deliver the 2014 NASA Pre-Service Teacher Institute from July 21 to August 1.

The NASA Pre-Service Teacher Institute (PSTI) engages, empowers, and builds confidence for pre-service teachers to design and implement integrative, standards-based STEM curriculum while strengthening science content using NASA resources. Authentic learning experiences within the context of new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discoveries are modeled for the students. A sustainable collaborative network provides continued support for participants before and after the Institute.

The 2014 PSTI will be a residential program. Travel stipends may be applied for by out-of-town participants to help offset costs associated with attending the Institute. Selected participants will need to arrange for transportation to NIA and/or NASA Langley Research Center on weekdays during the two-week session.

 


 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

During the two-week, face-to-face experience participants will:
  • Learn NASA content;
  • Explore new NASA technologies that lead to new discoveries;
  • Practice 21st century learning skills;
  • Participate in hands-on activities;
  • Apply the effective use of instructional technology;
  • Utilize professional collaboration tools;
  • Interact with NASA engineers and scientists;
  • Investigate supporting NASA resources, including NASA eClips™;
  • Align lessons to local and state standards;
  • Apply modeling and simulation as instructional tools for science and math;
  • Learn to use STEM notebooks for formative assessment; and
  • Utilize reflective practices to personalize learning.

ELIGIBILITY

Applications will be accepted and participant selections made based on the following criteria:
  • Exemplary full-time student enrolled at an accredited university;
  • Undergraduate and graduate students preparing to teach in a K-8 classroom;
  • U.S. citizenship;
  • Participant must have continuous attendance throughout two-week program;
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher; and
  • Faculty recommendation.
Pre-service teachers may apply directly, but will need to have a recommendation from one of their college/university faculty members validating the student’s active participation and commitment to the pre-and post-institute experience, including collaborative opportunities to interact with peers.

INSTITUTE DETAILS

Dates: July 21 – August 1
Times: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: National Institute of Aerospace, 100 Exploration Way, Hampton, VA 23666
Credit: Participants will earn a $600 stipend ($300 per week). Up to 25 participants will receive the stipend and will be paid by NIA within 30 days of completion of the Institute.

2014 PSTI APPLICATION: Closed
ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: May 30, 2014

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Laptops: Students must bring their own, WiFi-enabled laptop daily. A list of required commonly used software will be provided in advance and will be required (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Media Player, etc.). Students may also use free and open source software and applications. Wireless internet access will be provided.
  • Travel, lodging, and meals: Travel stipends will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to offset costs associated with traveling to the Institute, such as lodging and meals. Students must provide their own transportation daily to NIA. Lunch will be provided each day.

TRAVEL STIPEND APPLICATION: Closed

Questions may be emailed to psti@nianet.org.


Corporate sponsorships are being sought for the 2014 PSTI. Please contact Shannon Verstynen if you are interested in supporting the program.

Thank you to the corporate sponsors for the 2012 and 2013 Pre-Service Teacher Institutes!
NASA Langley Research Center
Adaptive Aerospace Group, Inc.
The Links, Incorporated
Langley Federal Credit Union
SySTEMic Solutions

Thank you to our Hampton, VA restaurants for supporting the 2012 and 2013 Pre-Service Teacher Institutes!
Abuelo’s, Anna’s Italian Restaurant, Jimmy Johns, and Olive Garden

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