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K – 12 Education

K – 12 Education

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K – 12 Education

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  1. K – 12 Education Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and math (STEM) in orange county schools and communities Kimberly Castro, Education Chair

  2. Agenda • Overview • Charter • Schools of Interest • 2010 Activity Calendar • Activity Plans • Volunteer Expectations • Summary

  3. AIAA OC Section Education Goals • Charter: • Develop short K-12 level curricula to foster interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) • Reach out to local colleges to discuss Career Paths, current state of Aerospace Industry and what it takes to be successful in the engineering field • Objective: • Identify Top School Districts to focus education efforts • Target: Elementary, High Schools, Colleges • Target one school in each OC Unified School district per month • Alternate between schools/grade levels within districts that work best for volunteers • Education rep will coordinate with schools for date/time/location/activity • Two volunteers per activity • Create pre-canned course materials, aids, and activities to reduce volunteer prep time • Short courses, activities to be conducted on school premises • Volunteers have a choice of short courses, activities – no prep, just download materials and go

  4. Top School Districts to start with • Elementary • Oso Grande Elementary: Capistrano Unified • Arbor Land Montessori– Fullerton • High School • Sunny Hills High School - Fullerton Unified • Anaheim High School – Anaheim Union • “Career Talks” at Colleges • UCI • Cal State Fullerton • Fullerton College • http://www.ocde.k12.ca.us/school_districts.asp

  5. 2010 Activity Calendar

  6. Lesson/Activity Plan • Three (3) lesson plans will be available per grade level • “Career Talks” materials, template will be provided • Content developed by the volunteer (based on personal experience) • Volunteers may choose suggested Lesson Plan Ideas • Lesson Plan supplies will either be provided by the chapter or expenses reimbursed • Must keep all receipts • Left over supplies must be brought back to the chapter

  7. Additional Activities • Weekends or After Hour events • Rockets 101 (coordinated by John Rose) • Coordinating with the Orange County Girls Scouts • Science Fairs • MATH Counts • First Lego Competition • TARC

  8. Commitment and Expectations • Volunteer Commitment • Choose Grade Preference – elementary, high school or college • Select Preferred Date/Time • weekdays for classroom activities (1-1.5 hours commitment) • Evenings or weekends for YMCA, Discovery Science Center, TARC, Rockets 101, etc… • Identify Lesson Plan (that you feel comfortable with) • Provide contact information to Education Chair • This will be passed to School for reference and coordination purposes • Volunteer Expectations • Receive Materials from Education Chair or Purchase for reimbursement • Be familiar with lesson plan • Arrive on time and prepared to school or event • Contact school and/or Education Chair of any schedule changes

  9. Summary: Looking for Volunteers!! • AIAA O.C. Section is committed to STEM programs • What’s in it for you? • AIAA O.C Section and Education Chair will issue a letter to your company honoring your support of STEM in the Orange County Schools and Community • Receive an AIAA O.C Section Certificate of Appreciation • Most importantly, you increase the chances of influencing or changing someone’s life and growing the next generation of Engineers and Scientists!! • If you are interested in volunteering for an event or activity, please come see me after presentation Thank you