NASA Offers Online Educator Training

Image Credit: Arizona State University

Image Credit: Arizona State University

February 12, 2015 – The NASA Mars Education Program will be hosting an in-depth virtual training session for educators that are interested in learning more about the project. The training will take place over a 3 week period.

Training will be held February 18, 24th and March 4 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (MST). There is no cost for the training and educators will earn 8 Professional Development hours.

NASA’s Mars Education Program at Arizona State University offers students nationwide the opportunity to be involved in authentic Mars research by participating in the award winning Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP).

Teams of students in grades 5 through college sophomore level have the opportunity to work with scientists, mission planners and educators on the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) team at ASU’s Mars Space Flight Facility, to image a site on Mars using the THEMIS visible wavelength camera onboard the Mars Odyssey spacecraft.

MSIP is a hands-on inquiry based learning project that aligns to the Next Generation Science Standards and helps to develop essential 21st Century learning skills.

For more information, or to register for this training, visit:

http://marsed.asu.edu/train4mars2015