Recent Webinars List

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STEM Education Webinars From
NASA Educator Professional Development

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.


Technology Enables Exploration: Explore With NASA Apps (Grades K-12)

February 22, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. ET:  — NASA has over 50 FREE Apps for educational use. Learn how to use and integrate some of the applications functionality in the classroom setting. Virtual reality, 3-D exploration and NASA missions come alive with the use of these apps. Engage students in topics such as Earth science, solar system exploration, robotics and International Space Station research through the usage of technology apps. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/222724


Picking Up STEAM: Using Models and Data to Understand Clouds (Grades 4-10)

February 23, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. ET:  — Practice STEAM through the use of inquiry-based science activities from the NASA curriculum guides. The activities and NASA educational websites introduced will provide the educators new curriculum ideas to assist in meeting the Next Generation Science Standards and CORE learning outcomes standards.This STEAM webinar will guide participants through inquiry-based learning activities related to clouds, phase change, light, water cycle, weather and climate. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/218765


Technology Enables Exploration: Designing Satellites and Rovers in the Classroom (Grades K-8)

February 27, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. ET:  — Learn how to complete a NASA Engineering Design Challenge using the “Ask, Imagine and Plan” engineering design process. Participants will review the teacher guides available online and no cost at www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/best/#.V8Q5k_krJhE. The guides are designed for grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Each guide includes activities, material lists, instructional strategies, protocols, tutorials, assessments and cross-curricular implementation. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/217994


Technology Enables Exploration: NASA Spinoffs (Grades K-12)

February 27, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. ET: — NASA has a long history of transferring technologies from their original mission applications to secondary uses. This is the 40th anniversary of the NASA Spinoff publication that has highlighted over 2,000 different ways that NASA spinoff technology is impacting our daily lives. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/227582


Technology Enables Exploration: Robotics on a Budget (Grades 4-8)

February 28, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. ET:  — Robots are a part of our everyday lives. We use them in ways we don’t always realize. What are robots? How are they used in our lives? How are they used at NASA? These are some of the questions investigated in this webinar. Explore how to use robotics inexpensively in your classroom by integrating NASA STEM robotic missions, curriculum and online resources to help your students understand STEM. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/225676


Earth Right Now: Understanding the A-Train

March 01, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. ET: (Grades 6-12) — This webinar gives an overview of the Earth-observing satellites known as the A-Train and of related education resources. Discussion will include modifications of activities and accommodations. The webinar addresses the Next Generation Science Standards ESS2 and ESS3. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/224557


Integrating Engineering Into Your Science Classroom (Grades 5-12)

March 02, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. ET:  — This webinar will give an overview of resources in engineering design and allow participants to discuss methods for integrating engineering design into a science curriculum at multiple levels from 5th through 12th grade. The webinar addresses the Next Generation Science Standard ETS1. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/224562