Free STEM Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development

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Free STEM Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development

Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators

The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) 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.

July 27, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. ET: Engineering Your Summer — Technology Drives Exploration: Robotics on a Budget (Grades 4-8) – Robots are a part of our everyday lives. We use them in ways we don't always recognize. What are robots, how are they used in our lives, and how are they used at NASA? These are some of the questions explored in this webinar. Participants will learn how to use robotics inexpensively in the classroom by integrating NASA STEM robotics missions, curriculum and online resources to enhance students' STEM understanding. Activities discussed in this webinar meet Next Generation Science Standards 3-5.ETS1 / MS.ETS1. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/187402

July 28, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. ET: Climate Change Webinar 3: Human Impact on the Coast (Grades K-12) – In Part 3 of this webinar series, participants will continue exploring climate change. NASA research scientist Dr. Dorothy Poteet will discuss human impacts on coastal ecosystems in the New York region. Participants will also learn about NASA STEM resources related to climate change that may be implemented in the classroom. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/181749

August 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. ET: Real NASA Data for Real Learning: Using Earth Observatory Data Sets (Grades 5-9) – Participants will get an overview of resources from the Earth Observatory and NASA Earth Observations websites. The resources may be used to discuss climate system interactions using authentic data. Activities presented in this webinar address the Next Generation Science Standards ESS2 and ESS3. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/190527

August 2, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. ET: NASA Resources for Home School (Grades 5-8) – Participants in this webinar will get an overview of resources for home school and join a discussion of modifications to accommodate small groups or individual students. Materials covered will focus on science, mathematics and engineering. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/190530

For the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development webinar schedule, go to: http://www.txstate-epdc.net/events/


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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