Jessica Swann Jessica Swann

Infiniscope Launches Partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District

Posted on December 17, 2019 - 2:48 PM CST

Tags: General Public | High School | Middle School | Educator | Underserved / Underrepresented | Training / Workshop | Scientist Engagement | Student / Teacher Participation | Nuggets | Planetary Science

On November 18 & 19, 2019, Infiniscope officially launched a partnership with LAUSD – East District in an effort to provide interdisciplinary Earth and space science training and resources to middle and high school teachers.

Each day, STEM specialists across East District heard from NASA Program Manager Kristen Erickson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) scientist Dr. Steve Vance, and Arizona State University’s Infiniscope team. The primary focus for these training days was to share NASA Earth and space science with educators, connecting Earth science with the content they already teach, and provide them with ready to use digital lessons that make these connections easier for them. These 56 educators also spent time exploring how to modify these experiences to customize them for the unique learners in their classrooms.

When asked how effective the training was for improving Earth Science Content Skills, 91% rated it as moderately to extremely effective.