Science Friday Assembles Educator Collaborative

Ryan Hollister, a participant in the AGI-NASA Triad program for geoscience education, is one of six leading science teachers taking part in a new Science Friday program – a program in which you might participate, too!

For 25 years Science Friday has introduced top scientists to public radio listeners. In addition, Science Friday now produces award-winning digital videos, original web articles, and educational resources.

Science Friday is now unveiling its "biggest, most ambitious education project." It's called the Science Friday Educator Collaborative. Six teachers who have found inspiration in Science Friday media have put together a collection of teaching resources that anyone can use to do the science covered on Science Friday.

Hollister, for example, is introducing a high-tech tool that enables users to go on a "360-degree geologic expedition." What's more, Science Friday is looking for additional science educators to apply to participate as collaborators.

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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