Embry-Riddle expands its TeachSpace Program

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and NASA are expanding the popular TeachSpace Workshops for teachers.

High school teachers selected for the program are given the tools and techniques to make math and science more appealing by using space flight and exploration materials in the classroom.

The five-year TeachSpace initiative was launched in 2004 with workshops at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., residential campus. This new initiative expands the programs to the university’s Prescott, Ariz., campus, as well as its extended campus center in Seattle.

“TeachSpace is projected to reach 10,000 teachers and more than 1 million teenagers by 2008,” says Dr. Michael Hickey, TeachSpace director. “The goal is to motivate students to pursue careers in science, engineering, and technology.”

Teachers with a track record of innovation and peer leadership are nominated by their principals or other teachers for participation in the program.

Each workshop enrolls up to 20 teachers. Participants receive textbooks, instructional materials, and access to the TeachSpace curriculum website; free room and board and a $100 daily stipend; and one graduate-level credit from Embry-Riddle.

For more information: 386-323-8087.

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