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, Texas State University, Ft. Hays State University, and the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum to develop and pilot instructional materials.
Commonly asked Questions
Is lodging provided?
Participants are responsible for their own lodging and transportation. Abilene has several fine lodging options.
Will meals be provided?
Light breakfast items and a full lunch will be provided each day.
How should I dress?
Please dress in business casual. The temperature in the Library and Museum can be quite cool, so you may want to bring a cardigan or light jacket.
What if I do not have a teacher from my school to partner with?
Ideally, we would like to have a STEAM teacher and a Social Studies/History teacher from the same school who plan to create lessons that will complement each other. However, this is not mandatory. We hope you will apply if you want to learn to create a cross-curricular lesson based off topics related to the life and times of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
What else should I bring?
Please bring a laptop or tablet, personal identification, an open mind, and your creative spirit. We are housed in a federal facility, so all bags are searched.
I am a student-teacher. Can I apply?
Applicants must be certified K-12 teachers who are willing and able to bring a class from the certified school at which they teach to pilot their lesson plan. Unfortunately, this does not usually fit the circumstances of student-teachers.
I still have questions.
Please contact Mitzi Bankes Gose at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-263-6771.