Vita Learn is an Affiliate Member of ISTE and supports this opportunity
for middle and high school teachers in any content area teachers to
participate in an ISTE-NASA collaborative project.   Especially if you
teach art, music, or journalism.  Please share this information and if you
have interested teachers follow the procedure in the information below.

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From: ISTE <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 5:18 PM
Subject: ISTE-NASA Education Project Application Deadline, January 15
To: Charles Wilson <[log in to unmask]>


ISTE is collaborating with NASA to select 25 middle and high school
teachers who are creative, inspired, and share an enthusiasm for space.
These teachers will work collaboratively to create learning and educational
artifacts that teachers or students can use to gain a deeper understanding
of the Earth's magnetosphere. Each group of teachers will choose projects
to create and design. Final projects may be selected for publication on the
NASA website and/or featured at the ISTE 2012 annual conference and

Learning Lab Details

   - Kicks off on February 6 and concludes March 16, 2012
   - Will take approximately 3 hours of synchronous, virtual participation
   and approximately 20 to 25 hours of asynchronous collaboration and homework
   - Is facilitated by Ben Smith, ISTE Board member and physics teacher
   - Features visiting scientists and engineers from NASA
   - Applications
<>due by
January 15, 2012

  Applicant Criteria—We are looking for applicants who:

   - Are middle and high school teachers in any content area, but we are
   holding spaces for art, music, or journalism teachers
   - Have experience and interest in using social media tools
   - Are willing to work in virtual project groups to identify, design, and
   create artifacts for students and/or classrooms that help students learn
   more about the mission and the magnetosphere (the region that shields the
   Earth's atmosphere from direct blasts of the Sun's radiation)
   - Are willing to test the artifacts with students and report back

   This is an opportunity to collaborate with others who share your
passion, put your creative and tech-savvy skills to use, build educational
artifacts, and support NASA's mission. If you have questions or would like
additional information, please contact Carolyn Sykora at [log in to unmask]
<[log in to unmask]>

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