Thursday, August 7, 2014

NASA Goddard iConference - Thursday at 1pm

The 2014 Goddard Office of Education Summer iConference features NASA grant teams that will present the success of their work to the world. Three grant teams were selected by an esteemed group of NASA panelists including engineers, educators and mission directorate education and public outreach personnel. The iConference will be held on Aug. 5, 6 and 7, with each day dedicated to highlighting one of the three selected grant teams with a live presentation broadcast. Don't miss an opportunity to hear all about the sustained success of these NASA grant teams and their work!     Register to view the broadcasts by emailing Jordan Snyder, NASA Goddard's Office of Education.
To join as a Participant, use this link and type in your name on the sign in page.

RealWorld-InWorld NASA Design Challenge

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Team Members
  • Shelley D. Spears, Principal Investigator
  • Sharon Bowers, Program Manager and Sr. STEM Education Specialist
  • Jim Egenrieder, STEM Education Specialist
  • Shannon Versytnen, Project Coordinator
  • Jan Brown, Collaborator, USA TODAY Education
  • Julie Fletcher, Collaborator, LearniT-TeachiT
  • Scientists, engineers and education and public outreach team members from the James Webb Space Telescope mission (NASA Goddard)
Description of Presentation
Jim Egenrieder presents the success of the RealWorld-InWorld Engineering Design Challenges, developed and led by the Center for Integrative STEM Education at the National Institute of Aerospace.  These challenges provide secondary students with authentic, NASA space exploration inspired challenges that emphasize science and engineering practices through problem and project based learning and team competition.  The challenges align with Next Generation Science Standards' Practices that describe behaviors in which scientists engage as they investigate the natural world and the key set of engineering practices that engineers use as they design and build models and systems. RW-IW strengthens and improves student and teacher understanding of the connection between science and the engineering design process through “RealWorld” and “InWorld” (aka virtual world) teaching and learning experiences.
Watch Live Presentation (Aug. 7, 2014, 1 p.m. EDT)

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