Friday, November 18, 2011

eCYBERMISSION has STEM resources available for all teams!


As we head into the holiday and winter season, many teams will be starting to chip away at their mission folders. This task can sometimes seem daunting, but the eCYBERMISSION Team wants you to know that we are here to help with plenty of valuable resources for teams!


The first line of help for most teams will come from their Team Advisor. eCYBERMISSION is here to help our Team Advisors in this role, by providing them with the Team Advisor Resource Guide. The Team Advisor Resource Guide is an all-encompassing resource for registered Team Advisors. It provides guidance on the eCYBERMISSION Program from registration to submission and more.  In addition to knowledgeable Team Advisors eCYBERMISSION also works with Volunteer experts in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We refer to these experts as CyberGuides. CyberGuides are an available resource for students. They offer mentoring on the scientific method/inquiry and engineering design process. Students can work with a CyberGuide during a Webinar or scheduled chat session. Also, brand new this year, our website has a CyberGuide Biography section. In this section our registered CyberGuides are listed by their Mission Challenge strengths to help you find expert help that best matches your project. If you find a CyberGuide that you would like to talk to, simply contact Mission Control and we will help get you in touch with them. 

Besides knowledgeable people, eCYBERMISSION also has numerous tools for you to use in order to create a successful Mission Folder. eCYBERMISSION has Mission Folder Tips and worksheets available that are great for teaching concepts and testing knowledge. We also have Chat Rooms and Discussion Forums on our website to help students on your team work together outside of school hours, and connect with other eCYBERMISSION participants and even with STEM experts.  eCYBERMISSION also has heavily utilized social media sites, where students and Team Advisors can ask questions to eCYBERMISSION Staff. As always, the Mission Control hotline at 1-866-GO-CYBER (462-9237) is available Monday through Friday to answer your questions and provide assistance. We also answer questions by email at missioncontrol@ecybermission.com.

We do our best to help students succeed at creating a successful Mission Folder, but we are always open to feedback. If there is a resource that you feel would be beneficial to your team, reach out to us and let us know. Through collaboration and hard work we can help to grow STEM education across the country!     

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