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Copyright 2010 | About this blog
Blog on the Universe is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education.
This Links and References page was created in support of the proposal titled NASA Summer of Innovation in Our Nation’s Capital, submitted by the DC Space Grant Consortium in response to NASA’s Summer of Innovation Cooperative Agreement Notice Solicitation.
DC SoI Partner Organization Links
American University / District of Columbia NASA Space Grant Consortium
4 Consortium of Catholic Academies school sites for summer programming
8 chartered school sites for proposed summer programming thus far:
works w/150 Comm-Based Orgs reaching 15,000 DC youth in out-of-school pgms
Smithsonian, National Air and Space Museum (NASM)
Howard University, School of Education
University of the District of Columbia (UDC), School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
The INSPIRE Project (non-profit dedicated to STEM education)
Magnolia Consulting, LLC (assessment)
Edge Advertising (marketing/communications plan)
Programs Based on Educational Research. Some Examples:
Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics. Susan Loucks-Horsley, Katherine E. Stiles, Susan Mundry, Nancy Love, Peter W. Hewson , 2nd Edition. Corwin Press, Inc. (2009)
A widely cited and highly regarded reference for improving professional practice and student achievement, and is basis for design of our PD programs.
Powerful Learning. S Brigid Barron; Linda Darling-Hammond, George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia (2008)
Studies show that deep understanding derives from collaborative methods; and learners who are critical thinkers, effective writers and speakers, and take part in complex, meaningful projects that require sustained engagement.
Relevant NASA E/PO Assessment Citations, Magnolia Consulting
NASA Assessment Report: E/PO for Dawn Discovery Mission, 2010 (PDF)
NASA Assessment Report: Family Night, National Air & Space Museum, 2008 (PDF)
Counley, J., Wise, J., Asplund, S., Newson, H., Ristvey, J.D., & Wilkerson S.B. (2008). Finding Meteorites After School: Introducing Children to a Scientific World. The
Afterschool Review, spring 2008, 10-12.
McFadden, L.A., Roundtree-Brown, M.K., Warner, E.M., McLaughlin, S.A., Behne, J.M., Ristvey, J.D., Wilkerson, S.B., Duncan, S.D., Gilliam, Walker, G.H., & Meech, K.J. (2005). Education and public outreach for NASA’s Deep Impact Mission. In C.T. Russell (Ed.),Deep Impact Mission: Looking beneath the surface of a cometary nucleus (pp.373-396). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
Lauer, P., Akiba, M., Wilkerson, S.B., Apthorp, H., Snow, D., & Martin-Glenn, M. (2003, November). The Effectiveness of Out-of-School Time Strategies in Assisting Low-Achieving Students in Reading and Mathematics: A Research Synthesis. Aurora, CO: Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning.
Programs that are Part of the Proposed DC SoI Initiative
Journey through the Universe (NCESSE)
1999-05 Support from NASA Grants NAG5-8477 $602K, NAG5-12219 $770K)
The Learning Community Model – an approach to a STEM Learning Community
Example of Sustainable Community Engagement – The Big Island of Hawaii
Testimonials from education leadership in under-served communities
NASA Content: Grade K-12 Education Lesson Compendia developed for NASA
200,000 students, by over 100 Researchers, reflecting 7 NASA Centers
NASA Group Achievement Award: Sun-Earth Day 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
NASA/GSFC Grp Achieve. Award: 2001, Sun-Earth Connection Ed Forum
NASA/GSFC Excellence in Outreach Award, 2000
Voyage National Program (NCESSE; NASA HQ Grant NAG5-6786, $960 K)
Photo-albums of Voyage Solar System on National Mall, at NASA JSC, elsewhere
Voyage Grade K-12 Solar System Lesson Package : 3,000 teachers trained per yr
First Light (CASE)
Kinetic City (AAAS)
2008 Formal NASA Assessment Report – Outstanding Results (Download PDF)
Science Discovery Day (PDF) (Howard U.)
NASA SEMAA (University of the District of Columbia)
Blog on the Universe (NCESSE)
Live Twitter Coverage of NASA MESSENGER Flyby of Mercury, Sept. 29, 2009
Regular Updates of NASA MESSENGER Mission to Mercury
Supported by NASA Discovery Program, subcontract from Carnegie ($1.6 M)
Staying Cool Grade K-12 Lesson Package: NASA Review Rated it “Outstanding”
2010 Call for MESSENGER Fellows for Summer Institute in Washington, DC