Tom R. Chambers was selected ... along with 24 other teachers around the world ... by ISTE [International Society of Technology for Education]/NASA to help develop curriculum for NASA's MMS 2014 Mission. The above project, DA_NASA_MMS_RYSS, is an offshoot of the development process ... one of the many student challenges presented by Team Two [Jennifer Miller, Sandra Wozniak and Tom R. Chambers] and other teams. Team Two's LiveBinder Challenge can be viewed/read at LBC.
A core group of Tom R. Chambers' 8th grade students from Raul Yzaguirre School for Success [Houston, TX] traveled to Dublin [DublinISD], Texas [April 11/12, 2012] to teach middle school students [6th, 7th, 8th grades] and primary school students [5th grade], under the direction of Jennifer Miller, how to use graphic arts software to make Digital Art as it relates to Space Weather and NASA's MMS [Magnetospheric Multiscale] 2014 mission. Click on links below to view photographs of the workshop process:
Middle school workshop
Primary school workshop
The students' [both RYSS and Dublin] Digital Art is under consideration for NASA publication, slide presentations, etc., and mention via the NASA Public Relations Office. Exhibitions will also be arranged for the students' Digital Art.
Representatives from NASA [MMS 2014 Mission], El Paso ISD Administrators/Teachers, Sandra Wozniak and her students, representatives from ISTE [International Society of Technology for Education], and others tuned into the "Summit Challenge" via Adobe Connect video conferencing to showcase the Digital Art workshop process, and discuss other methods of challenging teachers and students to participate in dynamic curricular activities for greater understanding and retention of Space weather concepts and the NASA MMS mission approach. ePals Spotlighted the process.
Nineteen RYSS students participated in this significant event:
Brandon Aleman, Kevin Gonzalez, Jesus Gomez, Ariel Salazar, Francisco Rosas, Gabriel Bahena, Edwin Mendiola, Ramon Meza, Raul Martinez, Kevin Martinez, Lizbeth Salas, Janet Mendiola, Dulce Ramirez, Destiny Buendia, Evelyn Guajardo, Ariadna Suazo, Esmeralda Gutierrez, Alejandra Martinez, Emily Lopez.
The above students received special recognition at the Junior Academy Award Ceremony near the end of the school year.