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Space Foundation Announces New Auxilia Webinar Series to Support Teachers, Parents, and Students

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 1, 2020) — The Space Foundation’s team of educators has created a new webinar series now available free online to help teachers and parents keep students engaged in learning while at home. The webinars cover such information as how to use Zoom, write grants, create a scale Play-Doh solar system, map with…

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Educators: Take Advantage of Social Distancing Time by Applying for These Grants

Have some downtime as a result of school closures? Make the best of the situation by using this time to apply for STEM-related education grants. We’ve collected a comprehensive list of links to available grants, and brief descriptions of each, so you can easily understand which grants are appropriate for your funding needs and access…

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Educators: Space Foundation Will Offer Free Live Grant-Writing Session on Zoom March 25

During this time when schools are closed, kids are at home, and teachers are developing e-learning lessons, the Space Foundation is offering a variety of free resources to help educators make good use of time at home. On Wednesday, March 25, Space Education Specialist Jodie Guillen will present a free live Zoom session on grant…

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For Teachers: Free Professional Development Videos to Access During School Closures

Ashlie Smith

If you’re an educator and find that you have a little extra time on your hands due to school closures mandated to prevent the spread of coronavirus, now is the perfect time to take advantage of these free professional development videos created by the Space Foundation. The video series spans a wide variety of topics,…

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Fill the Education Gap During School Closures with Free Snoopy STEM Lesson Plans

Schools are temporarily closing around the globe in an attempt to slow the advance of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, leaving both educators teaching remotely and parents who are assisting their children to learn at home with the same question: What approach should I take to ensure that my kids stay engaged during this gap in…

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Lockheed Martin to Receive First Space Foundation Athena Education Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 12, 2020) – This year, the Space Foundation is introducing a new annual recognition, the Athena Education Award, created to celebrate and honor the spirit, leadership, and work of a recognized partner of the Space Foundation’s worldwide education mission. As the Greek goddess of knowledge and wisdom, Athena sought to share…

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Kaci Heins, Space Center Houston, is 2020 Recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 20, 2020) — Kaci Heins, Space Center University Director at Space Center Houston, has been selected to receive the 2020 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. The award, named for Mercury and Apollo astronaut Alan Shepard, is presented jointly by the Space Foundation, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), and the National Aeronautics…

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Why We Do What We Do

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The Space Foundation’s STEM education outreach focuses on the ripple effect of influence that an exceptional educator can have on hundreds, or even thousands of students. One way we inspire educators is through our Teacher Liaison program, which began in 2004 to provide teachers with space-based training, resources, and support. Teacher Liaisons tend to be…

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Space Foundation is Teaching Hands-on STEM Activities to Educators in Maryland

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For the 13th summer, the Space Foundation is conducting teacher professional development for educators in Charles County (Md.) Public Schools. The week-long Space Across the Curriculum program is being held at the district’s James E. Richmond Science Center in Charles County and includes a public community night with featured speaker former NASA astronaut Duane “Digger”…

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Scholarships Fund Space Across the Curriculum Teacher Professional Development at Space Foundation Discovery Center

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Today, the Space Foundation’s annual week-long Space Across Curriculum educator professional development program started at its Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. The theme for the training is “Mission to Mars,” and is funded by two scholarships that cover participation by 26 teachers representing 16 U.S. states. The “Mission to Mars” program will provide the teachers…

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