Education is a big part of UMAATC. We believe in supporting students excelling in school whether that be in elementary, middle school, high school or college. We also support continuing education for adults.
On this page you will find links to sites that will enhance your learning (information precedeing each link is from the link listed). You will also find links for educational internships. This list is by no means an inclusive list. All of these sites were found by doing a internet search. Let them be a springboard to launch your own learning. If you would like to recommend a site to be added to this page please email us.
Lifelong learning is the continuous building of skills and knowledge throughout the life of an individual. It occurs through experiences encountered in the course of a lifetime. These experiences could be formal (training, counseling, tutoring, mentorship, apprenticeship, higher education, etc.) or informal (experiences, situations, etc.) Lifelong learning, also known as LLL, is the "lifelong, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. As such, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but also competitiveness and employability.
Online Ged Classes
Here you will find a completely free GED online preparation course, as well as practice tests, which can help you pass your GED exams and take the next step toward college or a new career. Developed by experienced instructors, this 200-page course covers all of the key points of the GED test. It is comparable to some GED study guides which cost twenty dollars or more at bookstores or onlinehttp://www.gedforfree.com/
http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/ - Paid internships for high school through graduate level students.
DEVELOP is a NASA Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences training and development program. Students work on Earth science research projects, mentored by science advisors from NASA and partner agencies and extend research results to local communities. The projects demonstrate to community leaders how NASA science measurements and predictions can be utilized to address local policy issues
There are three DEVELOP terms each year, designated as spring, summer, and fall terms. Please check the DEVELOP website often for updated deadlines and term dates.
Fun Learning Tips
Assuming the public school system hasn’t crushed your soul, learning is a great activity. It expands your viewpoint. It gives you new knowledge you can use to improve your life. Even if you discount the worldly benefits, the act of learning can be a source of enjoyment.
But in a busy world, it can often be hard to fit in time to learn anything that isn’t essential. The only things learned are those that need to be. Everything beyond that is considered frivolous. Even those who do appreciate the practice of lifelong learning, can find it difficult to make the effort.
Here are some tips for installing the habit of lifelong learning: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/15-steps-to-cultivate-lifelong-learning.html
Studying is usually defined by the same, old, boring methods – reading, writing, studying notes, and rote learning.
While these tasks should take up the bulk of your child’s studying time, there are certainly other less well-known methods that effective studiers use to make sure they get the grades they’re aiming for.
The five methods listed on this site are all things YOU can encourage them to do and help them with, and will contribute massively to your child’s studying success. http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/5-ways-to-help-your-teen-get-great-marks-at-high-school.html