Four Jefferson Elementary School staff members recently attended the Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) in Houston, Texas from February 6-9. SEEC is a unique opportunity for educators around the world to meet up and find out what is happening in the Space Program. This experience allows educators the opportunity to network with top scientists, engineers and educators, as well as attend presentations from Dan Rather, Jerry Ross and Ken Cameron. Attendees were also able to tour the space program in Houston.
Jefferson teachers Deb Ericsson and Julie Versey gave a presentation entitled "Our Place in Space…Exploring Our Amazing Solar System". The participants in the presentation were given seven hands-on, minds-on, engaging activities to introduce young space enthusiasts to the wonders of the solar system. This activity involved curriculum from science, language arts, math and fine arts departments.
Jefferson Teacher Jeannine Roseberry and Jefferson Principal Bill Klein gave a presentation entitled "Passport to Space". Passport to Space was a session for young astronauts who want to explore space and visit Earth, the Moon, the Stars and beyond. The presentations gave the participants numerous projects to take back to their classrooms to enhance space exploration. This activity involved curriculum from science, language arts, math and fine arts departments.
The Jefferson Elementary School staff received certificates recognizing their contributions to this conference. They were the only school from Wisconsin presenting workshops at the conference.
Pictured (from left): Julie Versey, Jeannine Roseberry, Jerry Ross (Astronaut), Deb Ericsson and principal Bill Klein.