Re: Colorado area educators: Space Science Conference


From: wecooks@ix.netcom.com
Subject: Re: Colorado area educators: Space Science Conference
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 22:24:44 -0800


I went to this conference last year and it's a great deal. They have lots of 
space related workshops, good food, and lots of materials from vendors, 
government agencies, and schools.  I found it a very worthwhile day.  It 
includes a book about an inch thick of activities, addresses, etc.  Go if 
you haven't gone before.  jkc


On 11/25/96 10:16:54 you wrote:
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>Dear discuss-lfm members,
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>Although this conference does not seem to have direct
>ties to Mars, it may be of interest to Colorado educators.
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>Jan Wee
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>Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 13:25:54 -0700 (MST)
>From: Randy Sachter <rsachter@bvsd.k12.co.us>
>Subject: Space Science Conference
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>LET CSEI BRING SPACE DOWN TO EARTH FOR YOU
>JOIN US IN A SPACE EDUCATION
>CELEBRATION
>THE SAGA CONTINUES - THE FOURTH ANNUAL
>COLORADO SPACE EDUCATION INITIATIVE CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS
>Friday, January 24, 1997, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
>Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel, 2886 South Circle Drive
>LAUNCH YOUR STUDENTS INTO THE FUTURE USING SPACE EDUCATION TO MEET   
>STATEWIDE STANDARDS!
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>A conference designed for teachers by teachers - a celebration of star   
>space education programs.  Sessions will present ideas, activities,   
>simulations and examples of teaching space science to students in grades   
>K-12.
>MEET NASA ASTRONAUT RON SEGA!    TOUCH THE FUTURE!
>A Quote from the 1996 Conference:  "The knowledge presented was   
>tremendous!  It was more than I had expected but exactly what I wanted.   
> The enthusiasm of the presenters was phenomenal, absolutely catching.   
> This was one of the most worthwhile seven hours in education I have ever   
>spent."
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>Engage your students in a Space Mission in your classroom
>Explore the Solar System
>Learn the tools your students will need for the 21st Century
>Access and Utilize World Wide Web Pages in Your Classroom
>Make the connection between Earth and Space Science
>Understand and utilize the multi-disciplinary applications of Space   
>Education
>Engage in and collect hands-on and interactive activities to bring the   
>space program to life for your students
>Motivate your students by launching an Interplanetary Travel Agency
>Observe a Classroom of the Future
>Learn about the latest missions
>Use Space Shuttle photographs to teach geography
>Use Space Life Science Research to teach Biology  
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>CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Presentations by your colleagues-the Lockheed   
>Martin Teacher Award Winners.  Leading edge space science educators and   
>scientists. Exhibits. Free hand-outs. Hands-on presentations you can use   
>immediately.  Meet NASA Astronaut Ron Sega!  College Credit!
>
>CHOOSE ONE OF THESE INSTRUCTIONAL STRANDS
>(Strand Components: inspirational, hands-on, technology applications, and   
>instructional strategies)
>STRAND 1.   Introductory I  Workshop, Space Basics, Facilitator: Lisette   
>Clemons, (integrated, multidisciplinary, hands-on).
>This strand will explore Rocketry,  the X-33 Program, toys on Earth as   
>related to space,  Space Shuttle for the Beginner, Space Station   
>Simulation and creating a Space Week at your school.   (All grade levels)
>STRAND 2.   Introductory II  - Living and Working in Space Workshops,   
>Facilitator: Carrie Duits, Donna Meakins,  (integrated,   
>multidisciplinary, hands-on).  This strand will explore an interplanetary   
>travel agency, all about spacesuits, astronaut training simulation, and   
>creating a Space Week at your school.  (All grade levels)
>STRAND 3.  Introductory III - Challenger Center Models, Facilitator:  Pam   
>Peterson, Bob Stack, Challenger Center (Elementary/Middle School   
>Programs)  The Award Winning Challenger Center Strand will present Comet,   
>Moon and Mars Activities that will allow teachers to weave space theme   
>simulations for the classroom.  Note:  There will be an additional $5.00   
>material fee payable to the Challenger Center the day of the workshop.   
> (elementary/middle grade levels)
>STRAND 4.  Intermediate I - Earth/Space Science Workshops, Mission to   
>Planet Earth, Facilitator: Dan Rodier, Jack Faber, Space Grant College,   
>(integrated approach for space science within science disciplines) This   
>strand will explore making the connection between Earth and space   
>science; observations of the Earth  from space shuttle photography;   
> light, color, optics and space, atmospheric studies, and creating an   
>Earth/Space Science week at your school.  (all grade levels, orientation   
>to middle)
>STRAND 5.  Intermediate II - Life Sciences.  Facilitator: Bonnie McClain,   
>NASA Space Life Sciences. (integrated approach for space science within   
>science disciplines)   This strand will explore connecting Space Life   
>Science research to your classroom.  Included will be resource   
>information and lesson suggestions on these focus topics:  foods for   
>space explorers, plants in space, tapping into Space Life Science   
>technology.  Ideas for a Space Life Science Week will be discussed.  (all   
>grade levels, orientation to middle)
>STRAND 6.  Advanced I - Advanced Space, Facilitator: Angelo Aragon,   
>Overland High School (integrated approach for space science within   
>science disciplines)  This strand is for the experienced teacher and will   
>explore Astronomy;  Spectroscopy, The Doppler Shift and the Expanding   
>Universe; the Global Positioning System; and the MoonLink Mission.   
> (orientation: middle/high school level)
>STRAND 7. Advanced II - Toolbox for the 21st Century,  Facilitator: David   
>Aguilar, Ball Aerospace.  Excite students to action - Bring new   
>perspectives to the classroom - Move forward confidently into the 21st   
>century.  Know and use the miracles of the 21st Century and use total   
>energy management to reap success.  The 21st Century Toolbox teaches   
>people how to develop critical skills with interdisciplinary hands-on   
>activities.   (all grade levels)
>Cost:  Only $25.00 includes continental breakfast, lunch, and the '97   
>Make Space for Space Resource Guide.
>Free Accommodations for Teachers:  Fifty double/triple occupancy rooms   
>will be given for Thursday, January 23rd to teachers who have to drive a   
>long distance.  Free rooms must be arranged with CSEI prior to the   
>conference.
>To reserve and pay for a room:  Contact the Sheraton at 719/576-5900, Ask   
>for $59 State/CSEI Rate single or double occupancy by December 23, 1996.
>How to Register:  Fill out the attached form with name, address, phone   
>and enclose a check for $25 made out to CSEI and send to the address   
>below.  Special Student Teacher Rate: $15.  Registration Deadline:   
> January 15, 1997.  Late Registration Fee: $30.  Registration form is on   
>CSEI home page: http://governor.state.co.us/gov_dir/ltgov/csei/index.html
>Credit:  Adams State College graduate credit option available the day of   
>the conference at $35 for one credit.
>Note:  Teachers will be registered on a first come first served basis.
>
>The 4th Annual Colorado Space Education Initiative Conference for   
>Educators
>Application Form for Friday, January 24, 1997, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.,   
>Sheraton Colorado Springs
>LAUNCH YOUR STUDENTS INTO THE FUTURE!
>Date of Application_____________________Student Teacher Rate___________   
>(please submit a copy of student ID)
>Name
>Home Address
>City, State, Zip, Home Phone, Home Fax, Electronic Mail Address
>School, School Address
>City, State, Zip, School Phone Number
>School Fax Number                                            ____ Male   
>  _____ Female 
>______ I would like a complimentary hotel room.  Please list a group of   
>teachers with whom you'd like to share a room.
>Strand Pre-Registration (choose first preference by placing a #1 and a   
>second preference by placing #2) Choose only 2.  Every effort will be   
>made to place teachers in their first choice. (Teachers from the same   
>school should register for separate strands and share information.)
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>______ Strand #1 Introductory I, Space Basics  
>______ Strand #2 Introductory II, Living and Working in Space    
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>______ Strand #3, Introductory III,  Challenger Center Models      
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>______ Strand #4 Intermediate I, Earth/Space, Mission to Planet Earth
>______Strand #5, Intermediate II, Life Sciences
>______Strand #6, Advanced I, Advanced Space
>______Strand #7, Advanced II, 21st Century Toolbox
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>Contact: Susan Solari, The Colorado Space Education Initiative, Office of   
>Lt. Governor Gail Schoettler, 130 State Capitol, Denver, Colorado, 80203,   
>303/866-2088, Fax - 303/866-5469. Solaris@capitol.state.co.us. $25 check   
>made out to CSEI.  Registration by: January 15, 1997,  Student  fee: $15,   
> Late Registration Fee:  $30. Form on home   
>page:http://governor.state.co.us/gov_dir/ltgov/csei/index.html
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