Dear Out-of-School Time Educators,
The NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) Office of Education (OE) is soliciting applications from youth-serving organizations (YSOs) and formal/informal education institutions in the GRC six-state region to implement out-of-school time (OST) content to students grades 4th- 9th in OST settings from May 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017. This content includes either GRC’s Engineering Design Challenge (EDC): Let It Glide or the NASA Out-of-School Learning (NOSL) Network activity modules. This opportunity provides educational content through which students have the opportunity to work on real-world challenges in a collaborative, team-based environment. Students will apply lessons learned to problems faced by STEM professionals while gaining a deeper knowledge of how NASA is a part of their everyday lives.
Application Posted: March 3, 2017
Application Receipt Deadline: March 31, 2017
Application URL: http://tinyurl.com/GRC-EDC-NOS
Award Notifications Sent: April 7, 2017
OST Implementation Window: May 1 - August 31, 2017
For an overview or to ask questions, please join the application webinar for this solicitation on March 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm Eastern (3:00 pm Central)
Awardees will be provided:
· Funding to cover materials costs to execute NOSL or EDC content for a minimum of 20 students
o For NOSL content, funding will be provided prior to implementation at $10.00 per student for activity materials cost – (total funds including travel and student materials not to exceed $6000.00).
o For EDC content, funding will be provided prior to implementation at $7.50 per student for activity materials cost. An additional $2.50 per student will be provided upon submission of the final solution presentations (video or slide presentation) for all students that participate in a group submission by August 31, 2017 (total funds including travel and student materials not to exceed $6000.00).
· Travel funding for training
o For either NOSL or EDC content, funding will be provided for a mandatory two-day facilitator training workshop for one or more facilitators.
o Funds will be provided for one or more facilitators based on number of student participants. Total funds including travel and student materials not to exceed $6000.00. Proposing organizations should consider reasonable OST facilitator-to-student ratios when proposing the number of facilitators to be trained.
o Funding breakdown is based on distance between the organization’s stated address and the address of the closest workshop:
§ Beyond 200 miles - $450.00
§ 50-200 miles - $250.00
§ Within 50 miles - no travel funds
· NOSL or EDC activity content - aligned to Next Generation Science Standards
· Follow-up support and webinar training opportunities throughout implementation
· Live web-based subject matter expert (SME) connections with NASA scientists and engineers
To apply, visit http://tinyurl.com/GRC-EDC-NOS