NASA Brings Professional Development STEM Training to Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA - NASA is returning to Lynchburg this August to once again provide Lynchburg City Schools teachers with useful skills on how to integrate STEM activities into their classroom lessons. The Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc., is partnering again with the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority to bring the NASA education specialists back at no cost to LCS teachers. The training will be held at various times in the mornings and afternoons at Sandusky Middle School on August 4-5. The training offers science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professional development to K-12, pre-service, and informal educators. All the sessions are designed with the "how" behind the "wow" of NASA innovations. Forty LCS elementary and secondary teachers will participate in the following topics: Engineering Design Challenges, Aug. 4, 9:15 a.m. Math with a NASA Twist, Aug. 4, 1:15 p.m. Robotics on a Budget, Aug. 4, 1:15 p.m. Thinking Outside the Classroom Using the Outdoor Environment as a Textbook, Aug. 5, 9:15 a.m. R2R NICE Go Green, Aug. 5, 1:15 p.m. Digging into Geology with NASA data, Aug. 5, 1:15 p.m. These topics will be presented by NASA education specialists from the Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP), the Digital Learning Network (DLN), the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), and the Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) program. Presenters will conduct training both in the classroom and through virtual connection.