IV&V Educator Resource Center (ERC)
Through a partnership with Fairmont State University, the NASA IV&V Educator Resource Center (ERC) provides resources and training opportunities to prepare thousands of excellent new K-12 STEM teachers by 2020, and support the existing STEM teacher workforce;.. The ERC provides in-service, pre-service, and informal educators with an easily accessible source of materials that reflect NASA’s current research and technology in Earth and Space sciences.
Educational Publications and Products
Educators are encouraged to visit the ERC to explore the many NASA educational publications available, including posters, lithographs, curriculum guides, briefs, educational activities, CDs, DVDs, Podcasts, and more.
The ERC staff provides free workshops both on-site and partner hosted (at your location) as well as annual summer institutes for educators on a variety of topics to supplement the curriculum and help meet national and state educational standards. Topics include Aeronautics, Astronomy, Engineering Design Challenges, Mars, Moon Rocks and Meteorites, Planetary Geology, Podcasting, Rocketry, Robotics, or any NASA educational product. The ERC is also the WV Partner for the GLOBE Program and provides teacher certification workshops in the areas of Hydrology, Soils, Atmosphere, Land Cover, and Seasons, as well as training in Global Positioning System (GPS), remote sensing, and the latest Geographic Information System (GIS) tools. Once an educator has completed training, they are certified to borrow one of our 50+ classroom kits including portable planetariums, GPS units, robots, engineering challenges, and much more to increase the number of youth who have an authentic STEM experiences.
Download the ERC Catalog
|View scheduled Workshop Calendar||Request a Workshop|
|View scheduled Equipment Loan Calendar||Request a Classroom Kit|
Learn about upcoming workshops, new additions to the equipment loan program, NASA careers, the latest educational products, and much more.
|Nov 2014||New NASA book, RWDC Winners, State FLL tournament|
|Oct 2014||Year End Review, Robots, Rockets|
|Aug-Oct 2013||Interns, STEM, Boys and Girls Club|
|July 2013||Boy Scout Jamboree, Persieds|
|April-May 2013||Women in science, Summer opportunities, ING Day|
|March 2013||Aeronautics Workshop, TARC, RCBI, MARSl|
|Jan-Feb 2013||Rocket Launches; Engineering; Preschool|
West Virginia Space Public Outreach Team (WVSPOT)
Supported through a joint partnership between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and NASA, the West Virginia Space Public Outreach Team (SPOT) recruits and trains college presenters to bring presentations about current West Virginia space science, technology, and engineering to West Virginia K-12 classrooms, museums, and youth programs.
The interactive SPOT presentations utilize slides, videos, animations and an inquisitive approach to relay the excitement of new discoveries in space science. NRAO and NASA research and careers here in West Virginia are highlighted in each show. Presentations can be conducted in a classroom or assembly setting and last approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the age of the audience. To request a WVSPOT presentation, visit http://www.wvspot.org or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (304) 367-8355.
If you require assistance or have any questions about a survey, please contact the project principal investigator, Dr. Deb Hemler at email@example.com or (304) 367-4393.
To request a teacher workshop or request a classroom kit, or for information on the use of NASA educational publications and products, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (304) 367-8438.