Space Program

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Ross, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Ross

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    I just returned from a trip to the Kennedy Space Center and I feel rejuvenated. I came away from there with a renewed enthusiasm to bring into the classroom the excitement of the manned and unmanned exploration projects.
     
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    Post a thread on Space Camp-- was it kc who went last summer???

    I agree though, Cape Canaveral is amazing!!
     
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    Ross, what a great opportunity!!! Getting out of the classroom and seeing what's going on in the outside world is rejuvenating. Hope you took lots of pictures, and be sure to frame a couple of your favorites to have in your classroom to look at for those days when you need your spirit lifted.
     
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    Alice, it was kc who went. She's my friend on FB and she posted a lot of great pictures there.
     
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    I also did the Honeywell Space camp and it was just an awesome experience. You need to be a middle level (upper elem to middle) teacher in science or math. Your enthusiasm would really take fire!
     
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    I went last summer too. Anyone go in Week #2?
     
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    Bogart went also. It was AWESOME! I would be applying for advanced, if it wasn't for being pregnant. Next summer!
     
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    One of the many highlights was an opportunity to listen to a presentation on the space program by astronaut Winston Scott. After-wards, he and I talked about the need to get the students enthusiastic about space exploration because one of the consequences is an expanding economy due to job creation. We need to do a better job about motivating students to want to excel in all subject areas.

    He has an incredible background that takes him from poverty as a youngster, to the ups and downs of high school, a degree in music, Navy fighter pilot, astronaut, and a university dean and vice president.

    What an example to show the students the possibilities that lay before them!

    I now have his signed book which I can read excerpts to the students along with showing them exciting pictures.
     
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    I just checked out the Space Camp's website and it looks like a great summer opportunity for teachers to consider! I was just curious as to whether or not the program offered professional development points.
     
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    They do. Everyone got the certificate for 45 clock hours (might have been 40...). You could pay $225 for 3 hours of university credit, but that was optional. I didn't do it because 3 hours - 45 clock hours in my district, so there was no need.

    Definately apply!
     

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