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North Carolina Teachers Win New Tools to Enhance Learning About Space Exploration

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罗利: Four North Carolina teachers will get new tools and technology to help teach about outer space and inspire and empower students in the field of space exploration. 的 space ob欧宝娱乐app bundles are valued at $5,000 each and include a large Mars or Moon learning map, Mimio Mybot ob欧宝娱乐appal robotics system, a Lunar or Mars Pro Globe with augmented reality technology, 以及其他资源. 

Educators teaching 5th-8th grade could apply for the competition through the North Carolina Business Committee for ob欧宝娱乐app (NCBCE), a business-led, ob欧宝娱乐app non-profit within the Governor’s Office. 的 Moon and Mars Bundles were donated by ob欧宝娱乐app下载奥尔德林家庭基金会.  

赢得老师的包括:

  • Vanessa Lail of Grandview Middle School (Hickory Public Schools)
  • Andrea Gladden of East Burke Middle School (Burke County Schools)
  • Elizabeth Sanderson of Hope Middle School (Pitt County Schools)
  • Lee Hurst of Piedmont Middle School (Union County Public Schools) 

 

“Teachers can be the spark that inspires students to follow a promising career path like space exploration. It’s exciting to see students interested in science and math because we need more young people in our 工作force pursuing STEM careers,州长罗伊·库珀说.

A total of 27 educators applied statewide for the competition by writing two paragraphs about what space exploration means to them and what winning these bundles would provide to their counties.

“As part of our 35th Anniversary, ob欧宝娱乐app员工的生活, 工作, and play in North Carolina are proud to support public school teachers and students who are excited about space. Whether they go on to NC State University or get a technical certificate from Duke Energy‘s Apprentice Program, learning about space exploration and colonization is going to prepare these students for the future. It is very exciting,” said Tony McLean Brown of ob欧宝娱乐app下载.

“We strive to ensure that students never lose their excitement to learn about space. We hope that these deserving schools 和ir students are reenergized by the hands-on experiences offered by the Mars and 卫星地图s 和 curriculum that comes with them,安迪·奥尔德林补充道, president of 奥尔德林家庭基金会. 

的 contest grew out of an online conference sponsored by NCBCE last year to help educators with remote learning. 奥尔德林家族基金会 presented at the NC Student Connect Conferences where they provided useful knowledge and tools for NC STEM teachers on how to incorporate space exploration into their classes to increase interactivity and interest. 的 session left teachers across North Carolina excited and interested in finding more ways to engage their students in learning about space. 奥尔德林家族基金会, along with ob欧宝娱乐app下载, decided to award four of the large bundles to North Carolina STEM teachers. 

Space-related careers include astronauts, 工程师, 宇航服的设计师, 卫星技术人员, communications experts and other STEM (science technology engineering and math) jobs.

“I didn't realize the many pathways which existed for a career in a space-related field. I would love the chance to share with my own students that there are a multitude of career paths related to this fascinating field, and that they really do have the potential to pursue a space-related career,” winning teacher Vanessa Lail (Hickory Public Schools) wrote in her application.   

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自1983年以来, NCBCE has provided a critical link between North Carolina business leaders 和 state's ob欧宝娱乐app decision-makers, helping to create connections between the ob欧宝娱乐app curriculum 和 overall 工作 readiness of people across the state.

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的 奥尔德林家庭基金会(AFF) strives to cultivate the next generation of space leaders, entrepreneurs and explorers who will extend human habitation beyond the Earth to the Moon and Mars. AFF’s STEAM-based ob欧宝娱乐appal tools, ob欧宝娱乐appal activities and programs span from a child’s first classroom experience through graduate school and professional programs. This vertical pathway unites explorers at all levels to learn from each other’s vision for space, ultimately creating the first generation of Martians.