Free Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development
NASA Educator Professional Development 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 to bring NASA into your classroom.
EarthKAM: Teaching Students How to Take Pictures of Earth
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 6-8
Event Date: Nov. 11, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EST
Participants will examine the Sally Ride EarthKAM program and learn how students can capture images of Earth from the International Space Station using NASA’s EarthKAM camera.
Launch America: Human Space Exploration Beyond Boundaries
Audience: Pre-service and In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-8
Event Date: Nov. 12, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EST
Participants will explore how to launch students’ interest and excitement in forces, motion and energy by learning about exciting lessons that feature designing, building and launching simple rockets while recording, analyzing and graphing data.
MAVEN: Red Planet — Read, Write, Explore!
Audience: Pre-service and In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 3-5
Event Date: Nov. 13, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. EST
Participants will learn about the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, mission to study the atmosphere of Mars and will receive a set of educational activities called Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore! The resources include six standards-based science lessons incorporating reading, writing and art activities for grades 3-5.
NASA’s New Horizon’s Mission: Pluto up Close and Personal
Audience: Pre-service and In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 6-8
Event Date: Nov. 19, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EST
Participants will explore the mystery of Pluto and will learn exciting ways to bring the fascination of Pluto into the classroom while also integrating the Next Generation Science Standards into curriculum.
For more information about these webinars and to register online, visit https://paragon-tec.adobeconnect.com/admin/show-event-catalog.
Questions about this series of webinars should be directed to Clarence Jones at Clarence.F.Jones@NASA.gov.
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