Free Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development

The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources that bring NASA into your classroom. Registration is required to participate. To register, simply click on the link provided beneath the webinar description.


Our Magnificent Sun Weathering the Seasons
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades K-5
Event Date: April 11, 2016, at 4 p.m. EDT

  • Discover highly interactive activities in which students learn about different features of the sun and its importance as our very own star. This session also will focus on seasons and ways to use a kinesthetic approach to teach why Earth has seasons. Attendees will learn how to participate in NASA’s Exploration Design Challenge where students learn about radiation and its effects on human space travel. The activities discussed in this session address Next Generation Science Standards ESS1, ESS2 and ETS1. Register online to participate.

Air and Space — Airplanes and Rockets: Flying With Bernoulli 
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades Pre-K-12
Event Date: April 12, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. EDT

  • Participants will get an overview of Bernoulli's Principle and how it relates to flight. NASA's “Museum in the Box” curriculum will be used in the webinar. Participants will learn about current research going on at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. Register online to participate.

Air and Space — Airplanes and Rockets: Smart Skies LineUp With Math
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-9
Event Date: April 13, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. EDT

  • Learn about the Smart Skies “LineUp With Math” program that enables students to explore and apply decision-making and proportional reasoning skills to resolve distance-rate-time problems in realistic air traffic control situations. A Web-based, interactive Air Traffic Control simulator that represents an air traffic controller's screen will be used for solving problems. Register online to participate.

For a full schedule of upcoming webinars, visit

Please direct questions about this series of webinars to Steve Culivan at


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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