The 21st Century Teacher Academy is a unique professional development opportunity for K-12 educators. The academy is designed to immerse teachers in the best practices and methodologies on how to create and implement real-world, project based learning, or PBL, curriculum using NASA's missions. This program is hosted by the Office of Education and Public Outreach at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
During the two-week workshop, attendees will create a full PBL module to implement in the classroom, share developed PBL modules within their cohort and have access to a suite of NASA education tools and resources. Participants will also be exposed to unique NASA facilities, missions and subject matter experts while increasing their familiarity with NASA's research and efforts involving aeronautics. Attendees will also receive a $4,500 stipend.
Applications are due April 30, 2015. Interested K-12 educators should apply through NASA's One-Stop Shopping Initiative website at http://intern.nasa.gov/ossi. Search for "21st Century Teacher Academy" to find information and application instructions.
If you have questions about the 21st Century Teacher Academy, please email ARCTeacherAcademy@mail.nasa.gov.