Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education NASA In-Flight Educational Downlink for Arkansas Students

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LS-21-033
Memo Date
11/30/2020
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Informational
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Learning Services
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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Technology Coordinators; Teachers; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; School Counselors; Techstart Coordinators or Contact Name; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators

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On December 10, 2020, for the first time in Arkansas, Nettleton STEAM will host an In-Flight Educational Downlink, a live, 20-minute conversation with Expedition 64 astronauts aboard the International Space Station! This is an exciting opportunity for Nettleton STEAM students and students across the state of Arkansas. Nettleton STEAM has partnered with A-State and other entities, including the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, for this collaborative effort.

 

Arkansas PBS will live-stream the event through their various digital platforms and record it for a special broadcast date for a future date to be determined.  It will also be broadcast through Facebook Live, the NASA website, KASU, and NASA TV.

 

Nettleton STEAM will be notified by December 3rd of the exact time slot for the live downlink, which is currently scheduled to occur sometime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please follow the Nettleton STEAM Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NettletonSTEAM) for the latest updates on the downlink and posting of the final time slot of the downlink by December 4th. You can also follow the Arkansas State University ERZ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AStateERZ) for this information.

 

We hope students all over the state will join this event to witness history being made in Arkansas. If your classroom views the downlink, please send the name of your school, classroom grade, and the number of students in the class to Jill Clogston, A-State Education Renewal Zone Director, at jclogston@astate.edu. Virtual attendance information will be provided to NASA after the event.

 

Tag your class watch parties with #STEAMandAStateEducatingforthefinalfrontier.

 

For additional information, please contact Kelli Cochran, Nettleton STEAM Facilitator at  kelli.cochran@nettletonschools.net.

 

Arkansas PBS will stream the NASA Educational Downlink on their website at  https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/nasa-downlink.

 

The downlink can also be viewed on  https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public on NASA TV through the NASA website.

 

For additional information, please contact Kelli Cochran, Nettleton STEAM Facilitator at  kelli.cochran@nettletonschools.net.

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