OVERVIEW The Space Science Institute (SSI) has been deeply involved in science education since its formation in 1992, producing pioneering projects ranging from exhibits, to digital learning experiences, to workshops designed to engage scientists in education reform. In May 2010 SSI expanded its educational efforts through the launch of NCIL: the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute (www.nc4il.org). Dr. Paul Dusenbery is the Director of NCIL.
NCIL is organized around five interconnected groups: 1) Exhibition Development, 2) Digital Learning, 3) Professional Development, 4) Community Outreach, and 5) Learning Research and Evaluation. NCIL programs span a range of audience needs and delivery methods. These include traveling museum exhibitions; digital learning technologies (e.g. gaming, augmented and mixed reality, novel data visualization systems, and online learning); hands-on teaching resources and activities; educator workshops; outreach to underserved audiences, such as girls' groups, Hispanic, Native American, urban and rural communities; and successful partnership building between scientists and educators. NCIL conducts external evaluations for a number of informal education organizations as well as providing internal evaluation services for on-going projects. MORE..
PROGRAM AREAS Follow the links below to www.nc4il.org learn more about our programs.