On 8 January 2002, President
George W. Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the
most sweeping reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act since
its enactment in 1965.
The National Congress on Aviation and Space Education addresses the
requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act with its direct emphasis on
teaching methods that have been proven to work. National Congress
participants share new experiences and discover learning tools to engage
students at all grade levels in hands-on, minds-on classroom activities
as they learn how the wonders of aviation and space can be a way to
teach ordinary subjects in an extraordinary way.
As a national standards-based educational symposium, the
National Congress provides educators with professional development,
personal growth, motivational teaching strategies, and networking
opportunities as it brings them together with education, business, and
industry leaders and master teachers. This results in improved classroom
teaching and supports greater student learning in science, technology,
The National Congress on Aviation and Space Education is the
premier aerospace education conference in the nation. It is a national
standards-focused educational event that encourages the use of aviation
and space themes to help inspire students to excel in science, math,
technology, language arts, social studies, and other subjects.