IKEducation Teacher Lab 2020

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IKEducation and the Eisenhower Foundation are excited to offer this free teacher lab to twenty creative STEAM and Social Studies teachers who will collaborate with museum specialists and education professionals from NASA, the World War II Museum, Ft. Hays State University, and the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum to develop and pilot instructional materials.

When & Where

July 6-10, 2020

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

Abilene, KS​

Who should attend?

This workshop is open to twenty STEAM and Social Studies Kansas K-12 certified public school teachers who are interested in developing K-12 cross-curricular lesson plans to complement the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. 
Preference will be given to collaborating teachers from the same school {STEAM + SOCIAL STUDIES}.


Teachers will apply inquiry-based learning strategies with topics that fuse STEAM and Social Studies. Participants will include primary sources from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum to create and pilot exciting new curriculum. Guidance and teaching resources will be provided by:

  • Steven C. Smith from NASA and Texas State University's STEM Engagement and Educator Professional Development Collaborative

  • Rob Wallace, the STEM Education Specialist from the Media and Education Center at The National World War II Museum

  • G.G. Launchbaugh from Fort Hays State University's Science and Mathematics Education Institute, Maker Space and Maker Van


Attendance is FREE of charge. Participants who complete the lab and submit a lesson plan by September 1, 2020 will 

receive a $500 stipend.
Participants who then pilot their lesson plan at the museum and submit a revised lesson plan by December 1, 2020 will receive another $500 stipend.