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ORGANIZATION: NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY

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The National Space Society (NSS ) nss.org is seeking volunteers to develop and contribute original space science related educational lesson plans, activities, and other resources into a web-based platform used for distributing space-related curriculum to thousands of prospective students ranging K-12+. Your involvement would be helping to populate NSS’s growing repository for housing and disseminating these free lesson plans all over the world. This exciting role is perfect for educators who are interested in being a part of NSS’s legacy for bringing the reality of space careers to the next generation. Careers off-world and on-world will be needed to support space exploration and settlement. NSS Education spacedge.academy offers space-science courses, lesson plans, activities, contests, and challenges globally for students and teachers K-12+. Your contributions will help shape and influence NSS’s growing educational program s.

Experience with the Moodle LMS platform is a highly favored skill set for this position, but not required. For examples of the intended audience and contact of the desired products please visit spacedge.academy.



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About NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY

Location:

11130 SUNRISE VALLEY DR STE 350, RESTON, VA 20191, US

Mission Statement

The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, nonpartisan, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. For more details on what NSS stands for, visit our Statement of Philosophy Web page or download a PDF version. NSS Vision: "People living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity." NSS Mission: "to promote social, economic, technological, and political change in order to expand civilization beyond Earth, to settle space and to use the resulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity." NSS Rationale - Why Our Mission is Important: Survival, Growth, Prosperity, and Curiosity NSS Principles - What Does NSS Stand For? NSS Beliefs - What Does NSS Support?

Description

For U.S. tax purposes, NSS is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) educational, non-profit corporation. All donations to NSS are fully tax deductible (as allowed by your local laws).

NSS’ grassroots political activities are governed by the 501(h) election, which permits a limited amount of activity aimed at influencing U.S. legislation.

History

NSS was originally founded as the National Space Institute in 1974 (based on the leadership of Wernher Von Braun) and the L5 Society in 1975 (based on the ideas of Princeton physicist Gerard K. O’Neill). The two organizations merged to form NSS in 1987.

Widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen’s voice on space, NSS has chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space, and organizes the annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC).

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Visual Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Open - Lessons use the Moodle-Google Platform so some training needed. Lesson time upload is dependent on the sophistication of the lesson/activity/resource.
  • Creativity, subject matter knowledge, enthusiasm for globally offering science and space education to students and teachers with no financial barriers.

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