Free STEM Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development

November 7, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. ET: NASA Technology in Your Classroom: Mission Imagination — Heart to Heart (Grades 6-8) – Step into the role of NASA flight surgeons with this innovative TI-Nspire™ activity that helps your students understand the science of how life in the microgravity environment of space affects the human heart. Developed by NASA and Texas Instruments for middle grades’ life science and high school biology, "Heart to Heart" looks back to the earliest days of America’s space program; at NASA’s ongoing Human Research Program aboard the International Space Station; and forward to a manned Mars mission. Register online to participate.

November 8, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. ET: NASA Technology in Your Classroom: NASA's Eyes (Grades 6-12) – This webinar introduces NASA’s Eyes, a three-part, web-based resource that allows students and educators to study Earth from space, the solar system and extrasolar planets. The webinar addresses Next Generation Science Standards. Register online to participate.

November 9, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. ET: Making Waves With NASA: Optics Resources (Grades 4-12) – This webinar gives an overview of NASA resources for teaching about waves, lenses and mirrors. The resources covered in the webinar address the Next Generation Science Standard PS4. Register online to participate.

November 10, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. ET: NASA Technology in Your Classroom: Solar Eclipse 2017 (Grades K-12) – Participants in this webinar will discuss Solar Eclipse 2017 “Spotlights” for the classroom using NASA's unique resources. Educators will discover NASA websites, digital badging and applications to implement with students before next year's 2017 stellar event! Register online to participate.

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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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