The Museum of Aviation Foundation NASA Regional Educator Resource Center is hosting the 8th Georgia NASA STEM Conference, on Saturday, August 25th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event is a wonderful opportunity for all educators—including PreK-12 In-Service, Pre-Service, Home School & Informal Educators—to participate in a variety of STEM workshops and celebrate NASA’s 60th Anniversary.
The workshops and presentations are designed for educators to infuse NASA STEM resources into the Pre-K through grade twelve classroom curricula. There will be all new concurrent workshop sessions throughout the day, grouped by grade levels. The aim is to engage their students in STEM education and inspire them to pursue careers in STEM fields. The program also includes the 6th Annual STEM Team/Teacher of the Year Awards Presentation. Awards will be presented in three categories – Elementary, Middle and High School. Teachers who collaboratively use STEM in their school will be recognized for excellence during the event.
Clare Swinford, NASA Regional Educator Resource Center Director, stresses the importance of the event, “The primary focus of the conference is to provide NASA Education and its STEM resources to Georgia educators. It is a day of hands-on activities, demonstrations, and presentations by NASA Education Specialists and other NASA program members. The goal is to support Georgia educators who play a key role in preparing their students who are the workforce of tomorrow. The STEM Team/Teacher of the Year program represents this support and it is an honor to be able to recognize outstanding Georgia educators who exemplify STEM in the classroom.”