I have the good fortune to be attending the first of three annual sessions at the Goddard Space Center for the Pennsylvania statewide Math + Science Partnership grant. The goal is to provide teachers with phenomenal professional development. At Goddard, they’ll receive superior content instruction in one of the world’s leading learning facilities. Later in the summer, they’ll receive a weeklong intensive training on pedagogy and integration of web 2.0 tools. The work will continue through the school year with workshops, courses, and meetings held across the state. For their troubles, teachers will be compensated for their time and receive classroom materials. Ultimately, the true beneficiaries will be students across Pennsylvania who will reap the rewards of improved instruction and access to STEM resources.