Honeywell Hometown Solutions, in partnership with the US Space and Rocket Center, sponsors the annual Honeywell Educators at Space Academy, a five-day program consisting of 45 hours of classroom, laboratory, and training sessions that focus on space science and exploration. The program is designed for educators who want to become more effective teachers of science or mathematics. Participants learn supplemental teaching techniques through simulated astronaut training and experiment with innovative educational tools that help to bring science to life in the classroom. All lessons taught at the academy align with national science and mathematics standards. The activities are mainly designed for students aged 10–14 but are easily adaptable for younger or older students. Applications to participate in the program are due by November 14, 2017.
In July, Big Deal Media hosted its inaugural well-being and leadership summit Power Trip™ for women district leaders. Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox Learning, outlined five major themes for more effective leadership and personal growth in her keynote, “A Vision for You.”
Funded by the International Space Station National Lab, SciGirls in Space integrates space-themed role-model videos and genderequitable space-science-aligned activities for use in outreach programs. Among the resources for teachers is a gender-equity guide with six strategies on how to engage girls in STEM.
The National Science Foundation STEM Guitar Project hosts free weeklong workshops for high school and college educators across the country. Mark French, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University, had the idea to use guitars and music to spark interest in STEM.