Mars Exploration Program: Informal Educator Professional Development

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
Mars Exploration Program: Informal Educator Professional Development
E/PO Project Name:
Mars Exploration Program Education and Public Outreach
Contact Information:
Michelle Viotti
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop 321-630
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
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Short Description:

Informal educator workshops, trainings, and personal connections support access to current Mars-related science, engineering, and educational content, as well as interactions with scientists and engineers.  The purpose is to "train the trainers" for leaders of youth programs and networks (including Mars support for Solar System Ambassadors) and to provide museum and out-of-school staff with professional development opportunities.  Training can occur both on-site with partners or through distance learning.

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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM