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Educator Trek: IDEAS (Innovative Differentiated Exploration Activities in Space Science)

  • 8:30am Monday, October 14, 2019 - 5:00pm Tuesday, October 15, 2019

In this interactive professional development, experts from NASA and the Special Education community will familiarize educators of exceptional students with the wide variety of standards-based space science education materials that are available from NASA. Presenters will share their knowledge and professional experiences through short presentations, interactive activities, and group discussions. Participants are encouraged to simulate a variety of disabilities using visual impairment goggles, hearing impairment simulators, and other materials and devices to simulate physical disabilities. Discussion regarding learning disabilities, including ADD and ADHD, will be held throughout the workshop.

Credit: 16 contact hours toward CEUs or Criteria III for North Carolina’s Environmental Education Certification Program

Registration information: Educator Trek Online Registration
Once you complete the online registration form, you will receive an email confirming that there is a space available in the workshop(s) you requested and an invoice for the Trek deposit (typically $25/workshop). You will need to return the invoice with payment within two weeks to confirm your space. Any balance of the workshop fee is due at the time of the workshop and can be brought with you. If the workshop is already full at the time we receive your registration, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list.

The IDEAS Workshop is sponsored by the North Carolina Space Grant and supported by the South Carolina and North Dakota Space Grant Consortia.


  • Fee: $25 (participants will receive a $150 stipend upon completion of the workshop)
  • Requirements: For formal and informal educators
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October 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am
October 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
$25 (participants will receive a $150 stipend upon completion of the workshop)


Melissa Dowland


Level A Conference Room

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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