MMS: Cyber Cafe

Program Element / Activity Title:
MMS: Cyber Cafe
E/PO Project Name:
Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission
Contact Information:
Code 672
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Program Element / Activity Website:
Program Element / Activity Partners within NASA:
Troy Cline, Tom More - MMS, Hilarie Davis-Evaluation
Short Description:

The Cyber Café is an online collaborative space where a new way of social and experiential learning can take place. Working with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and their existing network of professionals, the resources in the MMS and Space Weather Action Center (SWAC) programs are used to engage educators from around the world in monthly topics that are relevant to the classroom, school and/or professional arenas. Café participants tackle key curricular and training areas in education specifically related to MMS STEM content. At the end of each 6-week Café, participants produce educational artifacts (webinars, curricula, etc.) that are used and shared in a variety of learning environments.

Program Element / Activity Image / Visual:
Screenshot of the Cyber Cafe website
Program Element / Activity Status
Please list products / materials that will result / have resulted from this program element / activity:
Name: Take the MMS Challenge
Status: Completed
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
What are the goals and objectives of your program element / activity?:
Educators (25) will make connections between classroom curricula, NETS and STEM related areas for their students based on information provided by the MMS mission
What is the design of the evaluation process for your program element / activity?:
Analysis of products; Survey of participants
What are the main impacts of your effort to date and how do they correlate to the project's goals and objectives:
Educators completed projects related to MMS that showed they developed had accurate understanding of MMS and had developed engaging web-based activities for students to learn about MMS mission and science; Educational materials have been used by other classes and students; Some of the web-based activities have undergone product review
Have your evaluation findings / impacts been published? If so, where?: