MMS: Teacher Training

Program Element / Activity Title:
MMS: Teacher Training
E/PO Project Name:
Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission
Contact Information:
Code 672
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Program Element / Activity Partners within NASA:
GPM, Educator Resource Centers, MMS, SDO, Heliophysics,,Earth Science, Planetary
Short Description:

Teacher professional development is designed to familiarize teachers with the MMS mission, the science and technoloygy, and the education resources. A special workshop on NASA and earth and space weather was designed and offered during FY14.Teacher training efforts were identified specifically for the impact and reach of the MMS mission. In 2014, a total of 13 teacher training related activities were identified reaching over 1100 teachers, educators, administrators, and university faculty.

Program Element / Activity Status
Audience Metrics
Who is the primary audience of your program element / activity?:
Who is the secondary audience of your program element / activity?:
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Improve STEM Instruction
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM
  • Contribute to the conversation about building new models for leveraging SMD assets and expertise and achieving the most significant impact of STEM education investments.
What are the goals and objectives of your program element / activity?:
Educate in-service and pre-service teachers (face-to-face and virtually) in MMS science so they can use it in their curriculum
What is the design of the evaluation process for your program element / activity?:
Surveys sent out or handed out after training
What are the main impacts of your effort to date and how do they correlate to the project's goals and objectives:
Survey results show teachers learned about the MMS mission and science and intend to use what they learned in their classrooms
Have your evaluation findings / impacts been published? If so, where?: