"The jobs of tomorrow will demand that we do everything possible to provide a solid foundation for higher education. These future careers will require students to have the fundamental skills essential to live and work in a rapidly changing world."

-Butch Williams Superintendent, Webster Parish Schools

About the Program

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What is NASA-Threads?

NASA-Threads is intended to provide school systems with a rigorous program that showcases a systems-level understanding of real-world applications of mathematics, science, and engineering. Our previous experience has shown that long-term impact on students comes through close collaborative relationships between teachers and university faculty. NASA-Threads provides a hands-on, context-based approach to math and science to professional development — preparing teachers and students to become the educators, engineers, and scientists of 2020.

Goals & Purpose:

NASA-Threads is a partnership between K-12 schools and Louisiana Tech University that will lead to an improvement of high school student achievement in mathematics and science. This partnership will result in better prepared students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs at the university level. We will achieve this goal by developing a new, challenging, interdisciplinary junior/senior-level high school physics curriculum and a parallel pre-service course sequence for education majors at the university level.

Sample Documents:

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Lesson Plans Master Notes Homework

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