ERIC Number: ED486289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
NASA Explorer Institutes: Exploring the Possibilities for Collaboration with the Informal Education Community. Report of the NASA Explorer Institutes--Focus Groups and Pilot Workshops, September 2004-March 2005; Planning and Evaluation Meeting, March 14-17, 2005
Gallaway, Debbie; Freeman, Jason; Walker, Gretchen; Davis, Hilarie
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This report contains summary information and conclusions from the pilot workshops, focus groups, and the NEI (NASA Explorer Institutes) Planning and Evaluation Conference which united representatives of the workshops, focus groups, and NASA education. The culmination of these NEI pilot initiatives resulted in the identification of strategies that could be used to increase collaboration between NASA and the informal education community. Based on that information, the Informal Education Division plans to support projects in four categories in FY05. The four categories of NEI projects that will be considered for funding in FY05 include Professional Development Workshop Opportunities, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Teaching Tools and Products, Infrastructure Development Projects, and Partnerships for Sustainability. All NEI projects will be conducted by NASA Field Centers in partnership with members of the informal education community (IEC). NASA will continue to support the IEC through funding initiatives sponsored by the Informal Education Division and program support by informal education points of contact at the NASA Field Centers. Appended are: NEI Pilot Workshops: List of participating institutions; and NEI Focus Groups: List of participating institutions.
Descriptors: Nonschool Educational Programs, Science Education, Science Programs, Cooperative Programs, Program Evaluation, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Focus Groups, Workshops, Informal Education
Office of the Chief Education Officer, Informal Education Division, NASA HQ, 300 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20546. Web site: http://education.nasa.gov/home/index.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. Education Dept.