USC teacher attends Space Camp

Published 9:43 am Thursday, August 18, 2011

Christine Ness participates at Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. -- Submitted photo

Albert Lea resident Christie Ness, a teacher at United South Central in Wells, recently returned from a scholarship to Space Camp. She was one of 250 teachers from 27 countries and 47 states who were selected to win the all-paid scholarship to Honeywell Educators at Space Academy at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., this June. The program is designed to help teachers move beyond the standard math and science curriculum with supplemental teaching techniques developed through real-life astronaut training. Her week of camp included training like high-performance jet simulation, scenario-based space missions and water survival training. Activities included classroom, laboratory and field training exercises, which are linked to U.S. science and math teaching standards. Ness was the 2011 Teacher of the Year in her previous school district in Lennox, S.D.

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