New Horizons: "Educator Cadre" Teacher Training Team

Program Element / Activity Title:
New Horizons: "Educator Cadre" Teacher Training Team
E/PO Project Name:
New Horizons E/PO
Contact Information:
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road (Mail Stop: 4-155)
Laurel, Maryland 20723
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Short Description:

The Educator Cadre program – working in partnership with the NASA Solar System Educator Program (SSEP) – develops middle and high school teachers who represent New Horizons and serve as an important resource for solar system exploration programs across the country. Through New Horizons Teacher Training Workshops, we developed a cadre of skilled master teachers who now represent the mission; these workshops comply with National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) benchmarks and standards. Workshop activities are structured according to principles of professional development, in full alignment with national standards. Thus, both pedagogical and scientific content are addressed, and effective instructional strategies are modeled. This formal education effort also includes a curriculum and lesson plan component.

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National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Improve STEM Instruction