Free Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development

August 6, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. EDT:  Engineering Enables Science Series: Exploring NASA Engineering Design Challenges (Grades 5-12) – Engineering Design is a common topic across each grade level in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and an important concept in understanding our world around us. Explore a variety of NASA Engineering Design Challenges that can be integrated into your physics, life science and mathematics curriculum that will guide your students on a standards-based, educational journey into the real world of engineering. Register online to participate.


August 19, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. EDT:  Engineering Enables Science Series: Integrating Engineering Into Your Science Curriculum  (Grades 5-12) – Participants will get an overview of resources in engineering design and participate in a discussion of methods for integrating engineering design into a science curriculum at multiple levels from 5th through 12th grade. Register online to participate.


August 20, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. EDT:  Engineering Enables Science Series – What's This Drought Stuff About? (Grades 3-8) – This webinar will feature, NASA's “Water Filtration Design Challenge”, a new look at the water cycle, Earth images, weather patterns and a discussion about where your local water source is found. Register online to participate.


For the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development webinar schedule, go to:


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Office of Education

Free Education Webinars

NASA Resources for Informal Educators

August 14th, 2015 | 2pm and 8pm (repeated) – NASA has a wealth of resources and information available to the public. Explore how to navigate these opportunities and how to incorporate them into an informal learning setting. To register, please email Amanda Harvey at with your name and the date and time of the program you would like to join.

Encouraging Your Child in STEM Using NASA Resources

August 25th, 2015 | 2pm and 8pm (repeated) – Discover how NASA can help encourage an interest in STEM topics for children in informal learning settings and at home. To register, please email Amanda Harvey at amanda.c.harvey@nasa.govwith your name and the date and time of the program you would like to join.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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