COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 17

September 12, 2006

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2006 National Conference on Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) October 19-21, 2006

 

The United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, in cooperation with several state, federal, and private agencies, will conduct the 2006 National Conference on Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) October 19-21, 2006, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

 

NCASE is an opportunity to bring educators from all disciplines together with colleagues, educational leaders, aviation and space exploration personalities, and industry representatives to help bring the wonder of aviation and space to the nations students.

 

The National Conference on Aviation and Space Education will focus on the core subject areas with an emphasis toward hands-on, minds-on sessions applied to the National Science Education Standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning. Educators will be eligible to earn 30 relicensure points. Conference tracks include:

 

         science of aviation and space;

         teaching and learning methodologies and technologies using aerospace education as the theme;

         outreach for aerospace education; and

         importance of educating youth for aerospace careers.

 

Online registration is now available. Registration rates, the conference agenda, and additional information can be obtained on the NCASE website at: www.ncase.info.

 

For additional information about the NCASE, please contact Paula Klonowski, specialist for science, at (804) 371-0249 or Paula.Klonowski@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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