“Explore and discover. Learn and teach. Build and share. It’s what NASA and teachers and parents do.”

BARBARA MORGAN, EDUCATOR ASTRONAUT, MISSIONS SPECIALIST ON STS-118

STEM Training Academy for Teachers

The STEM Training Academy for Teachers (STAT) offers professional development opportunities for in-service, pre-service and informal educators, Altitudes Internships for college students, the Georgia STEM Teachers of the Year Award, and STEM Resource Kits available for check-out.  STAT is home to Georgia’s only NASA Regional Educator Resource Center (RERC) which provides NASA resources and materials and the STEM Educator Workshop Series at no cost, and hosts the Annual GA NASA STEM Conference.

Professional developmentNASA Regional Educator Resource Center

K – 12 and University Educators: Programs are offered to educators and future educators. These programs provide free NASA materials, monthly STEM workshops, NASA online training opportunities, STEM conferences, as well as intern opportunities to future educators.

The NASA Regional Educator Resource Center (RERC) is located in The Museum of Aviation’s Education Center and serves as a preview and distribution center for NASA produced educational materials which focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. It offers K-12 and University educators teaching in Georgia easy access to STEM resources suitable for use in their classrooms.

Materials available comply with State and National standards (NGSS) and include:

  • Educator Guides
  • Lesson Plans
  • Hands-on activities
  • Colorful posters and lithographs
  • Activity books and pamphlets
  • NASA Fact Sheets and Educational Briefs

For more information call Clare Swinford at (478) 222-7547 or email cswinford@museumofaviation.org. You can also click on the sections below for more information or use our contact form.

STEM Training Academy for Teachers Resources

Curriculum & Resources

Curriculum areas covered include: Aeronautics, Astronomy, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Geography, Life Sciences, Meteorology, Physical Science, Physics and more. These materials are available to educators free of charge.

Available for check out are DVD’s, CD-ROMS, and a selection of reference books, curriculum and activity guides, and STEM Educator Activity Kits.  For free duplication of these items, educators must provide blank disks.

Workshops

The RERC staff and NASA Office of Education at Kennedy Space Center can make arrangements to conduct in-service and pre-service teacher workshops. To find out about scheduled workshops, click below or to plan a program call (478) 222-7547 for further details.

Center Hours

Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday and Saturday appointments are available. The RERC is located on the 2nd floor in the Century of Flight Hangar at the Museum of Aviation.

STEM Educator Workshop Series

Hands- on, monthly Saturday workshops for in-service, pre-service and informal educators connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with NASA resources are offered through the RERC STEM Educator Workshop Series

Featured in September is the Annual GA NASA STEM DAY Conference which highlights NASA educational programs and honors the STEM Teachers of the Year for Georgia.

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