January 5, 2017
WSGC Newsletter for Educators
Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium's electronic newsletter for teachers provides curriculum ideas, Internet links and other resources to help you better meet the Washington EALRs and the National Science Education Standards.TABLE OF CONTENTS
-- SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FOR EDUCATORS (7-12)
-- EXOPLANETS (K-5)
-- AERONAUTICS IN THE CLASSROOM WEBINARS (K-12)
-- FREE APOD WALL CALENDAR
SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FOR EDUCATORS (7-12)
The Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline (NESSP) is recruiting teachers and assistant teachers (educator pairs) for NASA-funded STEM camps aimed at middle to high school and college levels in rural areas and tribal communities. The project spans Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Each educator pair consist of a certified lead teacher certified with STEM teaching experience and an assistant teacher with strong community commitments and local knowledge.
The teacher will receive a $1,500 stipend and the assistant teacher will receive $1,000 for leading a four-day camp with between 20-40 students. Each pair will also receive travel funding to attend a spring training workshop on camp curriculum and subject matter.
The 2017 NESSP summer camps will take place at rural/tribal areas in the Pacific Northwest. Applications including a short resume and two references are due Jan 23, 2017. For complete details, go to
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All of the planets in our solar system orbit around the sun. Planets that orbit around other stars are called exoplanets. NASA Space Place offers information and activities to help students explore thes planets and more.
For video and information, visit
In January, NASA Educator Professional Development webinars will focus on aeronautics in the classroom from web-based resources that allows educators to use air traffic control activities and and rocket construction to teach principals in mathematics.
Other webinars this month focus on gravity and microgravity, and staying healthy in space. For a complete schedule of events, visit
Get ready for the New Year with a new calendar. Download and print your very own Wall Calendar 2017: Best of the Astronomy Picture of the Day at
For a daily glimpse of the wonders of space, visit the Astronomy Picture of the Day on Facebook or at
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