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Boulder Workshop – July 14-18, 2014

The MAVEN Educator Ambassador Program provides professional development workshops for middle school teachers on the topics of magnetism and spectroscopy, and how they connect to MAVEN science. (Courtesy UC Berkeley)

The MAVEN Educator Ambassador Program provides professional development workshops for middle and high school teachers on the topics of magnetism and spectroscopy, and how they connect to MAVEN science. (Courtesy UC Berkeley)

NASA’s MAVEN mission presents:

MAVEN Educator Ambassadors (MEA)

For Middle and High School Teachers

July 14th – 18th

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder

LASP Space Science Building (SPSC), 3665 Discovery Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80303

The MAVEN mission launched in November of 2013, and will explore the planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind. The MAVEN Educator Ambassador (MEA) program will focus on in-depth learning experiences around Earth, space, and physical science topics for educators teaching middle and high school grades.

The goal of the MEA program is to develop the capacity and provide the opportunity for educators to train other teachers on NASA Heliophysics and Planetary Science educational resources. This program will provide educators with a week-long professional development workshop, plus follow-up support for several years via teleconference calls and other electronic communications. We expect that the educators involved in the MEA program will implement the lesson plans and education resources in their own classrooms, as well as train other teachers at local and regional professional development conferences or meetings.

Workshop Flyer (537 KB PDF)

In this week-long, NASA-funded program, you will receive training to become a MAVEN Ambassador. A MAVEN Ambassador will conduct teacher trainings on the mission and education activities in their local area.

Participants receive a travel stipend and a second stipend after conducting a local workshop. Free housing and meals will be provided.

The application is now closed (except by invitation).

MEA Institutional Agreement (635 KB PDF download, print, and return to complete the application)