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Space Academy helps teachers take instruction to a new level

MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012 17:11 PM

As the nation’s education sector continues to evolve, some teachers are finding different ways to enhance their approach to instruction. One opportunity available to math and science teachers is the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy, which provides these professionals with five days of interactive learning, according to Honeywell International’s website.

One educator who is set to participate in this opportunity for professional development is Eric Nedow, who teaches science and engineering at Payne Junior High School in Arizona, Today Publications reported. Nedow is one of 184 instructors who will make their way to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama, where the Space Academy is held.

"I’ve been wanting to do this for years and years, I just never had time to write an application," Nedow told the news source. "This year I really decided to go for it and see if I’d be accepted."

In addition to enhancing his knowledge of STEM subjects, Nebow expects to further his knowledge of inquiry-based learning thanks to a greater focus the program will place on the Common Core State Standards.

Once Nedow completes the program, he will join the ranks of more than 1,650 international educators who have already graduated from Space Academy, according to the Honeywell website.