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Hollywood E.S. Teachers to Attend Space Camp this Summer


HOLLYWOOD, Md. (June 4, 2011) — Hollywood Elementary School 5th grade teachers, Ms. Candice Berthiaume and Ms. Jackie DePiazza, have been selected to participate in the 2011 Boeing Educators to Space Camp program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Space Camp® in Huntsville, AL, July 17-23.

Throughout the week, Boeing Educators to Space Camp will take part in a wide variety of activities that use space to meet math and science objectives. All activities are correlated to National Science, Math, and Reading standards. Most activities can be adapted to any grade level and most subject objectives, but are mainly designed for 4th-9th grades, or ages 9 to 14 years. Each participant will be given access to an educator's web site where all lesson plans, standards, and any other relevant information needed to adapt these activities to individual class environments will be included. Educators will also have an opportunity to experience three simulators — 5DF Chair, Multi-Axis Trainer, and the 1/6th Gravity Chair.

According to the selection committee, Ms. Berthiaume and Ms. DePiazza were selected based on their demonstration of genuine concern for students and their commitment to excellence in education. All tuition and fees are paid by Boeing. For more information, visit www.spacecamp.com/educators/boeing.

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