Free NASA Educator Professional Development Webinars

The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative 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. Simply click on the link provided beneath the webinar description to register.

Forces and Motion of Flight: Fly by Math — Smart Skies
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-9
Event Date: Nov. 9, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. EST
This webinar focuses on mathematics activities that allow students to explore and apply decision-making and proportional reasoning skills to resolve distance-rate-time problems in realistic air traffic control situations. A Web-based interactive Air Traffic Control Simulator that represents an air traffic controller’s screen will be used for solving problems. Register online to participate.https://www.etouches.com/144035

Forces and Motion of Flight: Robotics in the Classroom, in the Air and in Space!
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-8
Event Date: Nov. 10, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. EST
Discover the many ways in which you can bring the excitement of robotics to your students, using everyday, inexpensive materials. Engineering Design Challenges help develop robust thinking skills in your students. Register online to participate.https://www.etouches.com/137335

Forces and Motion of Flight: Rocketry 101
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 4-8
Event Date: Nov. 11, 2015, at 6 p.m. EST
Launch your students’ interest and excitement in forces and motion. Explore forces, motion and flight with fun, exciting rocket activities that include designing, building and launching simple rockets while students record, analyze and graph data. This webinar also will investigate rockets by integrating NASA missions, STEM curriculum, online education resources and the Next Generation Science Standards into teaching strategies that will help guide educators into a learning journey “blast-off.” Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/146813

Forces and Motion of Flight: Breaking Barriers
Audience:
Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-8
Event Date: Nov. 12, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. EST
This webinar will give participants an overview of the NASA CONNECT episode Breaking Barriers — Linear Equations. The accompanying education resource uses balloon-powered aircraft to generate data for analysis of linear equations in the context of breaking the sound barrier. This webinar addresses the Common Core State Standards for Math — Expressions and Equations.Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/146817

Forces and Motion of Flight: Line Up With Math — Smart Skies
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 6-8
Event Date: Nov. 16, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. EST
Want to know what it takes to work in air traffic control? Learn about NASA research and air traffic control and how it relates to mathematics standards. This webinar features online resources with interactive multimedia for students that allow them to use math skills to calculate distance, rate and time. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/144043

Who Will Feed the World?: Culturally Relevant STEM Education
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Nov. 17, 2015, at 6 p.m. EST
STEM educators will explore the issue of Culturally Relevant Teaching, or CRT, as it relates to STEM education. The presenters from the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative will share a vast array of NASA resources and opportunities that are targeted at serving all students and teachers, with a special emphasis on those who have traditionally been underserved in STEM initiatives. Participants will engage in problem-based challenges that educators can integrate into their K-12 curriculum. Teacher guides and lessons plans will be provided for K-12 teachers, pre-service teachers and educators of pre-service students to provide them with the foundation they will need to be effective STEM educators. Register online to participate.https://www.etouches.com/147777

NASA Engineering Design Process 101: An Introduction to Classroom Application
Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 4-10
Event Date: Nov. 18, 2015, at 6 p.m. EST
Explore the engineering design process and its application to real-world problem solving using NASA design challenges and other NASA STEM classroom resources. Engineering design is a common topic across each grade level in the Next Generation Science Standards and an important concept in understanding our world around us. Register online to participate.https://www.etouches.com/147344

Forces and Motion of Flight: NASA eCLIPS Balloon Engineering Design Challenge
Audience:
Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 4-10
Event Date: Nov. 19, 2015, at 6 p.m. EST
Use the 5 E’s and engineering design to design, measure, build, test and redesign a neutrally buoyant helium balloon. Demonstrate how different forces affect motion and solve the problem of neutral buoyancy by floating balloons at different heights. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/139297

For a full schedule of upcoming NASA Educator Professional Development webinars, visit http://www.txstate-epdc.net/events/.

Please direct questions about this series of webinars to Steve Culivan at stephen.p.culivan@nasa.gov.