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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.
September 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. ET: There's Space in Your Classroom for Cross-Curricular: Rockets (Grades K-12) — Learn about NASA’s journey to Mars and how rockets impact planning for the trip. Participants also will learn about current research taking place at NASA and about rocketry activities to be used in the classroom or during after-school time. Register online to participate. https://www.eiseverywhere.com/281489
September 28, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. ET: There's Space in Your Classroom for Cross-Curricular: The Math of Climate Science (Grades 5-12) — Explore several activities on how climate change can be measured using simple math. NASA makes climate data available to students, meaning your classroom can download and manipulate real data to construct arguments about our global impact. Register online to participate. https://www.eiseverywhere.com/279384
October 2, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. ET: Testing Terror — Technology for Exploration: Calculator Robotics (Grades 4-10) — Participants will get an overview of the NASA resource “Calculator-Controlled Robots” and the basics of programming calculator robots. This webinar addresses the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Equations and Expressions, Functions and Geometry. Register online to participate. https://www.eiseverywhere.com/273213
October 3, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. ET: Testing Terror — Technology for Exploration: BEST GPIM (Grades K-12) — Participants will learn about how technology drives exploration. Using the NASA Beginning Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) curriculum, participants will learn how to use the engineering design process to build a satellite and test green propellant. Participants also will learn about current research at NASA, specifically the Green Propellant Infusion Mission. Register online to participate. https://www.eiseverywhere.com/281494
October 5, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. ET: Testing Terror — Technology for Exploration: Microgravity (Grades 6-12) — Microgravity is the condition in which people or objects appear to be weightless. Explore how microgravity is created and used for learning in space and how it also can be created and used for learning here on Earth, even in your classroom. Register online to participate. https://www.eiseverywhere.com/270982
For the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development webinar schedule, go to: http://www.txstate-epdc.net/events/
For US Educators: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station–Students Talk to Astronauts
Call for Proposals — Window is September 15 – November 15, 2017
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crewmember on board the ISS. ARISS anticipates that the radio contact would be held between Jul 1, 2018 and Dec 31, 2018. Crew scheduling and ISS orbits determine the exact dates. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan. Students learn about technology, communications, and science studied on board the ISS.
The deadline to submit a proposal is November 15, 2017. For proposal information and details such as expectations, proposal guidelines, proposal form and days/times of proposal webinars where questions are answered, go to http://www.ariss.org/hosting-an-ariss-contact-in-the-us.html
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Audience: All Educators and Students
Launch Date: Sept. 12, 2017, at 5:17 p.m. EDT
Tune in to NASA TV next Tuesday to watch astronaut and former classroom teacher Joe Acaba and his Expedition 53-54 crewmates Mark Vande Hei and Alexander Misurkin launch to the International Space Station. Shortly after they return in February 2018, astronaut and former classroom teacher Ricky Arnold will launch to the space station as part of the Expedition 55-56 crew. Keep an eye out for another upcoming launch – “A Year of Education on Station” website — for opportunities and resources designed to connect educators and students with Acaba’s and Arnold’s missions.
Audience: Educators of Grades 3-8
Event Date: Sept. 11, 2017, at 5 p.m. EDT
Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar. Participants will learn about the engineering design process and explore methods of implementing culturally responsive bilingual activities and lessons. Online registration required.
Audience: 9-12 Educators and Students
Kick-Off Event: Sept. 9, 2017, at 1 p.m. EDT
Registration Deadline: Sept. 27, 2017
Teams of U.S. high school students are challenged to design a software program for small satellites called SPHERES that operate inside the cabin of the International Space Station. Finalists will have their codes sent to the station, where an astronaut will program the SPHERES to run their tests. Visit the site on Sept. 9, 2017, at 1 p.m. EDT, to watch this year's live kickoff event.