Coming next week: Baltimore-area teachers to share their Space Academy experiences
During the week of June 22, InsideEd will feature reports for some very special correspondents. Thirty-three elementary and middle school math and science teachers from the Baltimore area will be in Huntsville, Al. to participate in the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program.
These teachers applied for and were awarded scholarships for this week-long program, during which they'll take part in astronaut-style training and simulations, and work together on educational activities. They will carry back what they learn from these experiences to their classrooms to help students gain a better appreciation for math and science.
Throughout their week at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, 8 of these educators will serve as "teacher/reporters" for InsideEd, sending us daily updates about what they're doing and what they're learning.
Some of the teacher/reporters are also shooting video and taking photographs during the week. After they get back, we'll collect these visuals and edit them into a presentation about the Space Academy that will be published on baltimoresun.com before the next school year begins. That presentation will also include more information about the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program that these teachers and others can use in the classroom.
Our teacher/reporters for the week will be:
Sabourah Abdunafi of ConneXions Community Leadership Academy
Susan Allen of Urbana Middle School
Sarah Clark of Franklin Middle School
Mary Horner of Notre Dame Preparatory School
Luis Lima of Baltimore City College
Rachel Murphy of Hereford Middle School
Adren Thompson of Rising Stars Academy
Amy Wood of the Maryland Science Center