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HR: 1340h
AN: ED53A-0527 Poster
TI: GAVRT and Radio Jove: Partners in K-12 Science Teacher Training
AU: Higgins, C A
EM: chiggins@mtsu.edu
AF: Middle Tennessee St Univ, Murfreesboro, TN, USA
AU: *Thieman, J R
EM: james.r.thieman@nasa.gov
AF: NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA
AU: Nakamura, B
EM: bnakamura@lcer.org
AF: Lewis Center for Educational Research, Apple Valley, CA, USA
AU: Dorcey, R
EM: rdorcey@lcer.org
AF: Lewis Center for Educational Research, Apple Valley, CA, USA
AB: The Goldstone Apple-Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) program (http://www.lewiscenter.org/gavrt) and The Radio Jove Project (http://radiojove.gsfc.nasa.gov) have a recent partnership to train K-14 teachers to use radio astronomy telescopes as vehicles for science education. The partnership is part of the NASA Juno mission to Jupiter (2011 launch) education and outreach program. Teachers attend training workshops to operate a 34-meter radio telescope and/or build or operate their own simple radio telescope, both of which can be used directly in the classroom. Corresponding lesson plans and curriculum material are available on the websites. Three teacher training workshops for the GAVRT/Jove program were held in 2010 and the results of the training and usage in the classroom will be reviewed. We plan to expand teacher opportunities in 2011 by offering web-based training programs.
UR: http://www.lewiscenter.org/gavrt/opportunities.php
DE: [0805] EDUCATION / Elementary and secondary education
DE: [0830] EDUCATION / Teacher training
DE: [0845] EDUCATION / Instructional tools
SC: Education and Human Resources (ED)
MN: 2010 Fall Meeting