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Help NASA Review Instructional Lessons and Receive an Educator Certificate of Participation
08.11.04
Jerry Hombel
ALVA PROGRAM/JPL-Cal Tech-NASA Education Office

The NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Office of Education and Public Outreach is seeking volunteers to assist in the alignment of NASA instructional lessons to the Science Framework for California Public School Standards. We are looking for motivated educators to spend 5-10 hours to help place our NASA curricular lessons into a matrix containing the California Science Education Standards.

If you would like to view the Education matrix you may access it by clicking to the link below.
http://quilt.jpl.nasa.gov

If you register to participate in our Review, you will receive information by mail including all materials needed to complete the assignment, along with free teaching materials.

After you have looked over the lesson that we send you, we would like to elicit feedback from you about the particular instructional lesson you were given and the use of space science in your classroom instruction, as well as the overall process.

Upon completion of the assignment you will be provided with a Certificate of Participation, NASA Education Materials Standard Alignment Review.

Qualifications for entry are: (1) At least one year K-12 science teaching experience, (2) Knowledge of science content standards (national, state, or district), and (3) Internet access.

If you are interested in participating, or would like more information, please contact Jerry Hombel at Virgil.A.Hammon@jpl.nasa.gov.

The deadline for participation has been extended to September 30th, 2004. We would like to compile the results of this project and finalize the quilt by December 31st, 2004.

Please forward this message to any math teachers you think might want to participate in this project.

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to Virgil.A.Hammon@jpl.nasa.gov.