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Challenger Learning Center at Heartland Community College (2012)

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Libby Norcross

on 6 February 2013

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Challenger Learning Center
at Heartland Community College January 28, 1986 The Challenger 51-L Mission 7 Astronauts: Dick Scobee
Michael Smith
Ron McNair
Ellison Onizuka
Judy Resnik
Greg Jarvis
and Christa McAuliffe... ...the first Teacher in Space In The Beginning... Tragedy Strikes Soon after liftoff, the 51-L Crew is lost Their own families vow to continue the mission
and carry on the legacy of the Challenger Seven They create a living memorial to honor the brave crew & extend the educational mission And out of tragedy... ...TRIUMPH The Challenger Center for Space Science Education is born Worldwide network
of 45+ STEM Learning Centers Locations include the U.S., Canada, England, South Korea, and more Impacting all ages from Kindergarten through adulthood, with special emphasis on middle school grades 5-8 Dedicated in Bloomington, IL
December 17th, 2003
(100th anniversary of flight)
As part of the Prairie Aviation Museum Moved to campus of
Heartland Community College December 2009 Our Full-Time Staff Stacey Shrewsbury Lead Flight Director Susan Evens Libby Norcross Alicia Lage Flight Director Flight Director Program Assistant * Flight Director since 2003 We Are: An educational space simulator and STEM resource
center that positively impact students, businesses,
and the community by fostering real-world skills
—teamwork, communication, problem solving—
in a totally immersive learning environment.
More than just a simple field trip venue or professional development destination, the Challenger Learning Center's versatile simulators and variety of
science-based programs look to the future
and prepare participants (both students and adults)
to take command of their futures. Our Programs Space Station Mission Control *K-4 simulated space mission field trips *5-8 simulated space mission field trips *Corporate customized training missions *Scout workshops and missions *Professional Development for teachers *K-8 STEM summer camps *Public missions *Community presentations 5-8th Grade Field Trips * 14-32 students * $500 fall; $600 late fall/early spring; $700 late spring * Students divided into teams to complete either a
"Rendezvous with a Comet" or a "Voyage to Mars" * Teacher training and curriculum provided * SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! * Immersive training in 21st Century skills K-4th Grade Field Trips * 12-48 students * Immersive exploration, inspiration, and
learning as students take on the roles of astronauts,
scientists, and engineers * $500 per mission, year-round * Teacher training provided * SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Quick Facts: K-12 Simulated Missions Flown:
1,695 *approx 2004-2011 numbers K-12 Students Who Have Participated
in a Mission:
42, 375 Customized Training Missions for Businesses & Non-Profits:
60 K-12 Students Who Have Participated
In STEM Summer Camps (2004-2012):
1200 Contact Us: On the web: http://www.challengerlearningcenter.com On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/clchcc Address: 1500 W. Raab Rd, Normal, IL 61761 Phone: 309.268.8700 * Challenger Center Network
Countil Representative 2008-2012 * Challenger Center Board Member
2012 - present * Certified teacher, private pilot,
pursuing master's degree in
curriculum & instruction * Flight Director since 2010 * Flight Director since 2010 * Program Assitant since 2010 * Dual bachelors degrees in biology &
elementary education * Certified teacher with 7 years' experience * 12 years' experience in social service,
including VISTA * Certified teacher * Bachelors degree in elementary
education, associates degree in
science, continuing education in
engineering * Bachelors degree in health
information management * Oversees teacher registration,
programming, data, etc. Upcoming Programs Friday, Jan 25, 6-9pm: Pizza & A Mission Tuesday, Feb 12, 6-9pm: Fly Your Sweetie To the Moon Friday, March 1, 6-9pm: Comedy "Funnyraiser" Friday, April 5, 6-9pm: Wacky Mission Saturday, May 4, 9am-12pm: Family Space Day
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