Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

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August 31, 2012

Business community visits Challenger Learning Center

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INDIANAPOLIS —

“It was 25 years ago that the Challenger was lost,” Meier said. “During that mission, we lost an educator. Many of the spouses of the crew were also educators. They wanted to start a few centers like this one in Texas.”

She said the idea caught on and centers started opening all around the world.

The MSD of Decatur Township has integrated the center into its curriculum. All fifth- and seventh-grade students do a mission at the center.

“We exist to help students put their academics to the real world,” Meier said. “Teachers get the students ready before they come. When they get here, they’re in charge.”

Each mission takes about two hours to complete. During the exercise, participants in groups of between 20 to 34 take on a role with a mission to complete in space.

Dr. Debbie Sullivan, the district’s new superintendent, told chamber members that the center is just one way the district is striving to teach to the 21st Century.

Corporate groups who would like more information on missions may call 856-2167.

brenda.holmes@flyergroup.com

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