Pre-service educators are on front lines of educating and exciting future generations of students about STEM. It is therefore imperative that pre-service educators are given the opportunities and experiences which broaden their horizons while impacting STEM education. Montana Space Grant Consortium is excited to announce the Pre-Service Educator Eclipse Competition (PSEEC), an opportunity for pre-service educators to begin leaving their mark within the STEM educational community while gaining valuable skills and experiences along the way.
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This competition offers pre-service educators from around the country the opportunity to create new units of study and lesson plans that could be accredited by NASA Education and made available to educators everywhere. Ten semifinalists will be selected and flown to beautiful Bozeman, Montana to give presentations demonstrating their units' excellence and finally, four finalists will be selected and awarded a trip to NASA's Kennedy Space Center for three days of aerospace fun!
In order to bolster excitement and understanding of the 2017 total solar eclipse which will be seen across the Continental US, the competition will be centered around total solar eclipses and the Earth-Moon-Sun relationships. This is a chance to explore the world around you and create something new and exciting to share with educators everywhere! Check out the About the Competition page to find out all the specific details.
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Specific details about the competition can be found on the About the Competition page.
* Should a team of two be selected as 'semifinalists,' that team will have to select one representative to present in Bozeman, MT. Should a team of two be selected as 'finalists,' both participants are welcome to travel to KSC in place of a mentor/advisor.