During Project PAER, many web sites were identified, reviewed, evaluated and used in order to provide teachers with accessible resources that support teaching according to state and national standards.
A goal of the PAER initiative was to use advanced technology, such as desktop video conferencing, to provide K-12 teachers in northeast Florida a "virtual" or technology-assisted link to NASA and other relevant resources including materials, personnel, and expertise.
A major consideration for PAER was to build on existing networks.
Major activities of the PAER project were the development and offering of a Science, Technology and Society graduate course and a follow-up Science Inquiry graduate course through UNF.
Thus, contexts for learning in PAER were varied and authentic.
Participant progression through the PAER courses was measured using a variety of assessment techniques, among which are journals, field critiques, and a culminating electronic project focused on earth/space sciences.
Project staff continued to communicate with and work with more than one-fourth of the PAER participants.
Rarely does the average instructor have the opportunity to see, touch, and hear the type of experiences that PAER was able to offer through NASA's assistance, including resources, a field trip, and interaction with NASA educators.
LAEN, LEIN, PAEN and PEIR are in the OED, LEEN is in Webster's Second and the OED, and PAER
is found in OED quotes at "pig" and "pole".