From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jan Wee)
Subject: Useful PTK information
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 13:09:31 -0500
Dear discuss-lfm members, The information below is offered to you as a handy reference to key information about the PTK projects and includes information about satellite coordinates, past PTK broadcasts and access to them, ordering teacher guides/kits for Live From Mars, our 800 number hot line, key Internet addresses, the PTK Advocate Team, and NASA Core. I hope this information is useful. If you have any questions, please let me know. Jan Wee, Education Outreach Coordinator Passport to Knowledge ************************************************************* Key Information about the Passport to Knowledge Projects 1) All Passport to Knowledge telecasts are broadcast live by satellite on NASA-TV and PBS. You will find this information on the inside cover of your Live From Mars Teacher's Guide! Satellite coordinates for all PTK projects are.... C-Band: NASA TV Spacenet 2, 69 degrees West, Transponder 5, channel 9, horizontal, frequency 3880 Mhz, audio on 6.8 (Always check current NASA-TV schedules close to air time.) If you ever need to check the NASA-TV monthly schedule check out Spacelink's NASA-TV Schedule under Educational News and Information: http://spacelink.msfc.nasa.gov/Educational.Services/ Educational.News.and.Information/ Ku-Band: PBS K-12 Teacher Resources Services Telstar 401, 97 degrees West, transponder 8, horizontal, 11915 Mhz, audio on 6.2 and 6.8 (Please check local listings) Check with your local PBS station to see if they will carry the telecasts live or via tape delay. The Live From Mars Web site does has an initial list of those PBS stations whose coverage has been made known to PTK. Check our PBS coverage update at: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/video/pbs.html 2) Email Updates: For information about the Live From Mars projects, send an email to: email@example.com Leave the subject blank. In the message body, write subscribe updates-lfm You will be placed on a mail list that automatically sends out updated news about Live From Mars. (Please be sure to keep the unsubscribe instructions on hand in the event you want to leave the list) 3) Important Web URL's: To access our Live From Mars web site: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/ To access our Mars Workshop Virtual Conference (July 20th events): http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/marsconf/ To access our archive of past Passport to Knowledge projects including Live From Antarctica, Live From the Stratosphere, Live From the Hubble Space Telescope, connect with the K-12 Internet Initiative and select Online Interactive Projects. http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/interactive 4) To contact NASA Core for ordering of PTK videos, call 216-774-1051 and ask for extension 293 or 294. NASA Core accepts purchase orders, checks, VISA or Master Card. Their address is Lorain County JVS-NASA Core 15181 Route 58 South Oberlin, Ohio 44074 NASA Core also has an email address: NASACO@leeca8.leeca.ohio.gov 5) Teacher Support Information Jan Wee, Education Outreach Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 608-786-2767 (8am-4pm weekdays/Central time) fax: 608-786-1819 6) Ordering the Teacher's Guide and Kit... To order the basic option, Live From Mars Teacher's Guide (shipping now), send a purchase order, check or money order (made out to Passport to Knowledge)for $10.00 per guide US/ $15.00 per guide Canada. Passport to Knowledge P.O. Box 1502 Summit, NJ 07902-1502 To order the multi-media kit which includes the Live From Mars Teacher's Guide, Mars slide set, two color posters, teacher training videotape, Mars CD-ROM, and related resources, send a check or money order (made out to Passport to Knowledge) for $99.00 (US) or $112.00 (Canada) to the address above or fax your purchase order to: 973-656-9813. PTK can not accept credit card orders. Please note: Checks from Canada must be drawn on US currency! Other international locales interested in ordering -- contact Jan Wee for pricing. 7) The PTK Advocates A group of just over 100 educators from around the US and two from Canada attended the Live From Mars Teacher Workshop in Washington, DC this past summer. The majority of these educators are past PTK educators who have participated in one or more of our electronic field trip projects and are exemplary PTK project specialists. These educators are the *key contact persons* in each state who are sharing their PTK knowledge and experience through local and regional outreach. Over 65 Passport to Knowledge presentations, workshops, and in-services have been conducted by our PTK Advocates. Information about just who these folks are, where they teach, and contact information will be found on our Live From Mars web site in the coming months. If you would like to know your state's representative(s), send me an email and I will give you the information needed to get in touch. PTK is very proud of our Advocate Team who are identified as lead educators in their state, many of whom have won awards and special recognition for their exemplary teaching strategies. Most of them are active members of this discussion forum and have been sharing their expertise online. PTK Advocate, Sheri Klug (Idaho) presented October 18th at the NSTA Western Regional Convention in Phoenix. PTK Advocate, Rhonda Toon (Georgia) will be presenting along with Astronomer April Whitt (who starred in Live From the Stratosphere) at the NSTA Southern Regional Convention in Atlanta on November 1st at 3:30pm. PTK Advocate, Eileen Bendixsen (NJ) will be presenting at the NSTA Eastern Area Regional Convention on November 22nd at 2pm in Toronto. Of course there are many, many PTK sessions being presented at state, regional, and local conferences so keep your eyes and ears open for PTK presentations in your area. ******** End of file.