Free Education Webinars — NASA Educator Professional Development

NASA Rockets 2 Racecars Introduction

Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 4-9

Event Date: Feb. 19, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. EST

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the foundation for a successful career in racing, as well as NASA! Like driving a racecar or launching a rocket, mastering these subjects takes some practice. Bring the excitement of racing and the thrill of aerospace into your classroom. Take a pit stop, and learn how to get students “revved up” about STEM!



Magnetospheric Multiscale Mathematics

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-8

Event Date: Feb. 19, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. EST

Participants will learn about the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission set to launch in March 2015 and the mathematics-based educator guide associated with the mission. Participants will learn about the mission, get an overview of the lesson and engage in discussion about classroom implementation.



NASA is With You When You Fly: Flying with Bernoulli

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades K-8

Event Date: Feb. 23, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. EST

Did you know that NASA is with you when you fly? Come learn about energy transfer as well as motions and forces as you discover hands-on, standards-aligned mathematics, science and engineering activities, each of which will demonstrate the Bernoulli Principle. Make real world connections with NASA research and the airplanes that are flying today.



Exploring Our Earth: A View From Space

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 4-12

Event Date: Feb. 24, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. EST

This “Earth-based” webinar integrates science, technology, engineering, mathematics and geography (STEM-G) with Earth observations, remote sensing, and maps as we explore our planet Earth with the unique perspective from space. NASA missions and curriculum resources will be integrated for a better understanding of our Earth and the processes that shape it.



Questions about this series of webinars should be directed to Steve Culivan:



NASA STEM Mania! — Free NASA Educator Professional Development Webinars

Kickoff your classroom activities with "NASA STEM Mania" and discover the sports in NASA with free virtual K-12 STEM educator professional development. The 60 minute online webinars are offered weekly Monday – Thursday at 4:00pm ET beginning February 16th and running through March 19th.


The sports related topics include: "Spaced Out Sports", "Rain Out or Game On: Clouds and Weather", "Sports: STEM is Newton's Laws at Play", "Space, Satellites and Sports" and "Robo Arm and Weightlifting".


For more information, and to register, please visit:



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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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