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.
NASA STEM Power With Matter and Energy: Middle School and Beyond
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-8
Event Date: Dec. 18, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EST
Participants will explore the NASA Beginning Engineering Science and Technology, or BEST, Next Generation Activity Guide. This guide features activities that challenge students to design a storage container to keep spacecraft propellant cold and a transfer system to move propellant from one container to another.
Solar System and the Periodic Table
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Dec. 18, 2014, at 7 p.m. EST
Participants will learn about our solar system and how it relates to the periodic table of elements. This standards-based workshop will teach you basic principles of what the table represents using our solar system as an exciting basis for understanding.
NASA STEM Power With Matter and Energy: High School and Beyond
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 9-12
Event Date: Dec. 22, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EST
Participants will explore the “Gaining Traction on Mars” guide, which challenges students to work in engineering design teams to create and test various wheel designs and materials to see which would perform best in a Martian environment.
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