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NASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers
NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative is excited to announce the release of NASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers. The guide is intended for first-time CubeSat developers, and especially for CubeSats being developed at educational institutions, interested in applying for a launch opportunity through NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative. It covers the CubeSat development...Download
Join us for the ENSO Phase III Science and Collaboration webinar on Tues., Jan. 9th at 9 am EST/ 2 pm UT/ 9 pm Thailand time
This webinar will focus on the impacts of water- both above and below the surface- on the regions in Far Asia and the Pacific. We will hear from a GLOBE scientist and teacher in Thailand, as they share their experiences with the flooding that has increased during the past few monsoon seasons. They will describe how they have their students use GLOBE protocols to...
NASA Spotlites - Science for Students by Students
6:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
NASA Spotlites – Science by Students for Students
Join us to learn how to engage students in a problem based activity that results in students producing NASA Spotlite videos.
What's a NASA Spotlite video? These 90 to 120 second videos are written, filmed, edited, and produced by students as they think through an engineering design process. Each video targets a science...
The National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH is guiding accessibility implementation in WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project. Team member Madeleine Rothberg will be presenting on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017, 5:00 pm EST, at the OZeWAI (Australian Web Adaptability Initiative) Conference in Canberra, Australia, where she will join a panel that includes Microsoft, ABC, and Blackboard. Madeleine will discuss the decisions, trade-offs, and innovations that impact the...
The fourth Science and Collaboration webinar for the ENSO Phase III "Water in Our Environment" will be held on Thurs., Dec. 7th at 8 pm (EST). We will focus on our second guiding investigative question- "What impacts does water, above and below ground, have on our environment?"
You can find out more about this event here.
Date: Tues., Oct. 3rd
Time: 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/6 pm MT/ 5 pm PT/ 1 am UT
Log in information: https://gsfc610.adobeconnect.com/webinar1/
8 to 8:30 pm: To start off Phase III of our ENSO Campaign, we are going to focus on Earth’s water. The first half of the webinar will be a presentation from a NASA scientist, Dr. John Bolten. He will share the many ways in which NASA missions are able to study Earth’s water.
8:30 to 9 pm: The second half of our webinar will focus on Collaboration....Download
Nugget announcing the public launch of WGBH's first set of interactive digital resources produced as part of the “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms" project. (Cooperative Agreement Notice Award No. NNX16AD71A; WGBH Principal Investigator: Rachel Connolly).Download
Program Description: The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year long STEM engagement opportunity for STEM educators to work directly with NASA scientists, lead research teams and develop STEM curriculum for their current classes. Educators participating in this opportunity will become associate researchers at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and STEM education experts whom will integrate NASA education resources and content into their classroom while...Download
Gearing up for Another Year of Student-Produced Spotlite Videos!
The NASA eClips team is seeking middle and high school digital media/technology teachers, science teachers, and STEM teachers/coaches to include their students in producing Spotlite videos for NASA. The purpose of these short videos is to correct a science misconception. Students assume the role of producers as they research, create a storyboard, write a script, and film and edit a video to correctly teach a science concept...
On August 21, 2017, the NASA eClips™ team hosted a viewing party at a local church in Virginia for the 2017 Eclipse. Around fifty participants learned about the sun by watching the NASA eClips™ videos “Our World: The Sun, A Real Star” and “Launchpad: Solar Eclipses”, by creating solar images using the NASA eClips Interactive Lesson on Solar Images, and by making a pinhole viewer with instructions from www.eclipse2017.nasa.gov. Attendees used their solar eclipse glasses to view the stages of...
On August 2, 2017, STEM Education Specialists for NASA eClips™ presented nine workshop sessions to 150 high school students attending the Hispanic College Institute sponsored by the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN). The HCI, held at Virginia Tech, helps prepare underrepresented students for a college experience and exposes them to possible STEM careers. The STEM focused workshops featured NASA eClips™ resources, including the recently approved solar eclipse lesson, Solar...Download
Another AGU session; please do partner with your scientists and propose to it:
Education, public engagement, and communication activities can connect subject matter experts with students, educators and program facilitators, and the public. These diverse audiences benefit from partnerships with scientists and engineers, who can personalize scientific discoveries and engage a new generation of STEM professionals....
Register here: http://bit.ly/2meRP3E
Every day can and should be Earth Day! During this webinar, we will focus on the various ways in which all citizens can be engaged in helping make our home planet a better place. Participants will learn how this is possible through both the GLOBE Program and the GLOBE Observer app. We will look at the current status of Earth's "vital signs" by showing everyone how to access and review the current status of Earth’s health from NASA’s Global Climate...
In the GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #12, eight teachers from Grades 3-12 told their stories on how they implemented GLOBE into their classrooms. To see the webinar, go to http:tinyurl.com/globemissionearthDownload
JOIN GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #12 / Teachers Sharing their Best Practices on Implementing GLOBE into the Classroom
The following GLOBE Mission EARTH teachers will share their stories:
Maureen Wickenheiser, St. Patrick Elementary School, Monroe, MI
Connie Atkisson, Thirkell Elementary-Middle School, Detroit, MI
Melody Tsapranis, Navarre Elementary School and
Debbie Mille, Waite High Schools, Toledo Public Schools, Toledo, OH
Agnes Summerly, Webster Avenue Elementary...Download
Below are links to a variety of professional development materials created by the NISE Network over the past eleven years. The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) is a national community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of current science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Nisenet.org is an online digital library of public educational products and tools designed for educators and...
The NASA GSFC Office of Education at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in NYC invites you to attend the Beginning Engineering, Science, & Technology-(BEST) Program! BEST is a free multi-session STEM educator professional development cohort to help you improve STEM education experiences for your students and community. You will participate in hands-on NASA-themed engineering design challenges, receive presentations from NASA subject matter experts, and develop your own BEST...
How can the federal government better engage citizens?
Federal agencies are using "open innovation" tools to leverage the knowledge and skills of people outside government. Using dedicated websites and in-person outreach, agencies have worked with the public to rebuild communities after Hurricane Sandy, improve methods to find asteroids that could threaten the Earth, and reduce the amount of time required for highway construction projects.
We identified 7 practices that agencies can...
July 15, 2016 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON – The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking will convene its first public meeting on July 22 at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Building, Room NAS-120 at 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Space & Science Festival Teacher Professional Development
Saturday, July 16
Join the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Education Department, education colleagues, keynote speaker Niki Werkheiser and participating organizations such as NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Office of Education, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA’s BEST Program, PicoTurbine STEM Education, IEEE History Center – REACH (Raising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History), and...
Understanding Interventions (UI) mission is to positively impact the outcomes of efforts aimed at broadening participation in STEM research and research careers through the expansion and dissemination of the relevant body of knowledge, and facilitate its implementation in practice, policy development, training, and professional development.
UI aims to mutually inform scholarship and practice, develop and enhance the community interested in educational interventions, and provide...
CAISE Online Forum on Design Based Research (DBR), Design Based Implementation Research (DBIR), and Informal STEM Learning: May 16- 20, 2016
This forum will explore design-based research (DBR) and design-based implementation research (DBIR) as paradigms, approaches and methodologies in informal STEM education (ISE) projects. Developed in the learning sciences, DBR and DBIR are often applied to the problems of formal education, but have been emerging in our field. In this discussion we...Download
NASA SMD EPO Diversity resources are featured in the inaugural issue of NSTA-ASTC Connected Science Learning online journal! Check out the article in the Briefs section.
For the past six years, NASA’s SMD EPO Forums have coordinated and supported the overall EPO efforts for each of the four NASA Science Mission Directorates. As part of this effort, the Forums have created a series of web pages that consolidate resources to help science education professionals increase their capacity for...
Create an engaging and successful event for girls in your community by incorporating some of the best practices from the sources listed below.
SciGirls 7: The SciGirls approach - for the TV show, website, and educational materials - is rooted in research about how to engage girls in STEM. A quarter of a century of studies have converged on a set of common strategies that work, and these have become SciGirls' foundation.
SciGirls Seven recommends seven best practices (listed here)....