Teachers recognized for contributions to NASA eClips project


Posted: June 18, 2018

Several teachers from Newport News public schools were recognized for their contributions to the National Institute of Aerospace's NASA eClips Project. The eClips project is a suite of educational resources that includes videos, educator guides and supporting classroom materials designed to increase STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) literacy in the classroom while telling the NASA story.

Michelle Jackson from Gildersleeve Middle School and Lolita Clark from Lee Hall Elementary School used interactive lessons paired with student-produced videos as part of the NASA eClips Focus Group to challenge common science misconceptions.

Mandy Villarreal from Kiln Creek Elementary, Sharon Andrews from Booker T. Washington Middle School, Latiffany Prince from Passage Middle School and Laura Schmitt from Discovery STEM Academy provided valuable feedback on educational resources as members of the eClips Teacher Advisory Group.

Carl Daniels, a telecommunications teacher, assisted TV production students in developing Subject Matter Experts as Educators videos that focus on STEM careers.

The teachers were recognized by NASA during a special program on Tuesday, May 22.