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Professional Development Overview

The Science Education and Public Outreach Forums (SEPOFs) provide resources and opportunities to enable sharing of best practices relevant to SMD E/PO.  Below is a listing of several opportunities that have been made available for SMD E/PO community members to participate in discussion and professional learning with one another.  Several of the opportunities were event based and when possible videos of the sessions were archived.  Other opportunities were asynchronous or activities that could be completed when time allowed.

The posts related to these sessions can be searched through the workspace feed  by selecting Audience: SMD E/PO Community and Resource Program Type: Professional Development.  You may wish to further filter your search by using a keyword based on the topics listed below.

  • Professional Development: Diversity: In this Topic, you will find information on upcoming PD events, connections to partners, PD literature and resources, and discussion threads.  To help you navigate these resources, this Topic is organized by audience.
     
  • Professional Development: Gifted Students: The objective of this topic is to work towards serving gifted students, an underserved group, by identifying existing NASA resources and making them broadly available to gifted educators.
     
  • Professional Development: Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): This topic includes webinars discussing the Next Generation Science Standards, how to integrate them into your products and programs, and implications for your audiences.

***Some past professional development topics have been archived. Posts associated with those archived professional development topics are still searchable under the Professional Development Overview topic.***


Greetings Colleauges,

NASA SMD would like to get a complete reporting of FY14 education projects in OEPM by June 19th.

The forums have held help sessions in the past three weeks. Here is a recording of the most recent session: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B902S_JvrqsrVkZTZmNLNjJDUkU/view?usp=sharing

The information in the documentation from FY13 is still very helpful and can be found at http://smdepo.org/post/5208

Finally, the NASA Office of Education has produced the...

**video archive here**


Session 1: March 4, 2015


Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric

SMD Earth Forum Webinars: March 4, 18, April 1, 15 from 1 -2 pm ET

By Dr. Hilarie B. Davis, and Dr. Bradford T. Davey


The NGSS EQuIP Rubric Webinars for the SMD EPO community offers an opportunity to learn how to use the rubric. Participants will review lessons ahead of time, then share ratings in the webinar and discuss their rationales for ratings...

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On Sunday, March 16 in The Woodlands, TX, the SMD E/PO Forums hosted a professional development workshop on engaging diverse audiences titled "Working with Diverse Audiences."
 
This session featured suggestions and lessons learned for addressing needs of diverse audiences, with a focus on rural and Hispanic/Latino audiences. NASA E/PO community and external experts shared their stories and suggestions from the field.  Existing resources were highlighted, including new diversity resources...

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**video archive here**


Session 4: April 15, 2015


Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric

SMD Earth Forum Webinars: March 4, 18, April 1, 15 from 1 -2 pm ET
By Dr. Hilarie B. Davis, and Dr. Bradford T. Davey


The NGSS EQuIP Rubric Webinars for the SMD EPO community offers an opportunity to learn how to use the rubric. Participants will review lessons ahead of time, then share ratings in the webinar and discuss their rationales for ratings...

**video archive here**


Session 2 - March 18, 2015


Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric

SMD Earth Forum Webinars: March 4, 18, April 1, 15 from 1 -2 pm ET

By Dr. Hilarie B. Davis, and Dr. Bradford T. Davey


The NGSS EQuIP Rubric Webinars for the SMD EPO community offers an opportunity to learn how to use the rubric. Participants will review lessons ahead of time, then share ratings in the webinar and discuss their rationales for ratings...

** video archive here **


Session 3: April 1, 2015


Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric
SMD Earth Forum Webinars: March 4, 18, April 1, 15 from 1 -2 pm ET
By Dr. Hilarie B. Davis, and Dr. Bradford T. Davey
 

 

The NGSS EQuIP Rubric Webinars for the SMD EPO community offers an opportunity to learn how to use the rubric. Participants will review lessons ahead of time, then share ratings in the webinar and discuss their rationales for...

Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric

SMD Earth Forum Webinars: March 4, 18, April 1, 15 from 1 -2 pm ET

By Dr. Hilarie B. Davis, and Dr. Bradford T. Davey


The NGSS EQuIP Rubric Webinars for the SMD EPO community offers an opportunity to learn how to use the rubric. Participants will review lessons ahead of time, then share ratings in the webinar and discuss their rationales for ratings and suggestions for improvement. This series of four...

 

This follow up discussion will build on the webinar offered on January 9, 2014, entitled, "Gifted Students are Underserved, Too!"- where an expert panel identified the problem. In this discussion we will identify ways existing NASA resources can be accessed and used in gifted education contexts and discuss strategies to build capacity in this high need area.

Time: Feb 24, 2014 3:45 PM EST [GMT-7:00]

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These slide sets are the pilot examples of a series of slide sets the NASA SMD E/PO Astrophysics Forum is developing to help Astro 101 instructors bring the latest NASA discoveries into their classrooms!

After considerable discussion during and following the Cosmos in the Classroom SIG on July 23, 2013, we have incorpoarted instructors' feedback on their needs.

10/15/2014:

Updated Instructor's Guide and 2 slide sets have passed NASA Product Review. They are available for download at...

** UPDATE ** video archive of this webinar is available here: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/playback/artifact?psid=2014-07-29.1150.M.E87D6A5CA26CE9A2B861673D9472FA.vcr&aid=114898

 

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One of the key needs for successful implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards are resources that are well-aligned to the standards. The Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for science provides criteria by which to measure the...

As part of the Astro Forum's higher education efforts and community collaboration discussions held at our retreats, we are looking into how NASA can help instructors of “Astronomy 101” courses for college non-science majors. We are examining what resources are available on a series of key topics in introductory astronomy, and what existing and new materials NASA can bring to the table. As a first step, here is a resource guide about cosmology (at the beginning college level). It includes...

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As part of the Astro Forum's higher education efforts and community collaboration discussions held at our retreats, we are looking into how NASA can help instructors of “Astronomy 101” courses for college non-science majors. We are examining what resources are available on a series of key topics in introductory astronomy, and what existing and new materials NASA can bring to the table. As a follow up to the Cosmology Resource Guide, here is a resource guide about exoplanets (at the beginning...

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In preparation for our "Gifted Students are Under-Represented Too, Part 2" webinar on Feb. 24th, we are soliciting current NASA resources that will engage the Gifted Education community, so this is an open invitation for all of the NASA E/PO community to post your resources here.

To start it off, here is an exciting video promoting the upcoming five NASA Earth missions to help us unveil more about the mysteries of this familiar, yet still largely misunderstood, planet we live on.

EARTH...

I first encountered the Mars Rover curriculum I am mostly done building new lesson plans for when my kids took it in a G/T program n 4th grade. See http://marsrover.phys.uh.edu/LessonPlans.php