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 that bring NASA into your classroom. Registration is required to participate. Simply click on the provided link to register.
Rockets 2 Racecars: Session 1 — May the Force Uplift You … Or Not!
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 3-9
Event Date: April 27, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Learn how to get students revved up about STEM with NASA’s Rockets 2 Racecars curriculum. Participants will learn about the science of racing, forces of flight and motion through hands-on activities aligned with national and state standards.
Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/125111
Carbon Cycle: Modeling and Simulation
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 6-12
Event Date: April 28, 2015, at 5 p.m. EDT
Activities will introduce participants to carbon cycle modeling and simulation. The activities include the “Paper Clip Simulation” and the “Carbon Travels” game to better understand the carbon cycle with a systems approach.
Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/123377
Rockets 2 Racecars: Session 2 – Train Like an Astronaut
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 4-9
Event Date: April 29, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Discover correlations between stock car drivers and astronauts. Discussion topics include muscle strength and endurance, reaction time, and effects to the brain when exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide.
Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/125124
NASA Is With You When You Fly: Winging It
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades PK-12
Event Date: April 30, 2015, at 7 p.m. EDT
Participants will learn about real-world connections between the classroom and airplanes that are flying today. “Winging It” will focus on axes and control surfaces using the Aeronautics Museum in the Box curriculum while also discussing the X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed, an active research project at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.
Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/124937
Rockets 2 Racecars: Session 3 — Solar Powered Racetrack
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 3-8
Event Date: May 4, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Participants will learn about solar energy and Earth’s energy budget activities to use in the classroom. Education specialists will show how to connect NASA solar and aerodynamic research and educational activities to the solar-powered Pocono Raceway Track in Pennsylvania.
Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/125282
For a full schedule of upcoming NASA Educator Professional Development webinars, visit http://www.txstate-epdc.net/events/.
Questions about this series of webinars should be directed to Steve Culivan at Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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