This morning, as one of the last activities for the 2011-2012 Technology Leadership Academy, we connected via videoconference to the Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia. The TLA crew participated in CyberSurgeons- an interactive videoconference than requires teamwork, reading and computer skills, and data analysis.
This afternoon, a school in Ohio (interestingly, located not too far away from the Wheeling center) connected to the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis live from Cooperating School Districts to talk about The Body in Space. Robert Powell facilitated that discussion, then stopped by the tele to share with the TLA group about the educational services offered by the St. Louis center.
While each center has the same overall mission- they are both part of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, an international not-for-profit education organization founded in April 1986 by the families of the astronauts tragically lost during the Challenger space shuttle disaster- they do offer different programs. You can learn more about each one by clicking on their names above. Thanks to both groups for talking with our Technology Leadership Academy and explaining how their programs integrate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) into schools- either onsite, or at a distance!