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My NASA Data Presents on the Topic of Sea and Land Ice Melt to Educators with NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative

Posted on February 28, 2020 - 9:34 AM CST

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The NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University featured My NASA Data (MND) in a monthly national webinar with NASA Langley Research Center Subject Matter Experts.  Thirty-five teachers from across the world attended the virtual session where Dr. Brad Hegyi and Elizabeth Joyner addressed the topic of Sea and Land Ice Melt using NASA data, as well as MND resources such as Story Maps, lesson plans, activities, data sets, and more.

MND offers educators of grades 3-12 with a variety of NASA digital assets (i.e., lessons, and activities, as well as data visualization, and story maps) in support of NGSS Earth System phenomena. This webinar featured SME Dr. Bradley Hegyi as he provided an overview of changes in the Cryosphere. Elizabeth Joyner, project lead for My NASA Data, provided participants with an introductory overview of My NASA Data, and discussed how educators can leverage NASA Earth Systems data resources to support Next Generation Science Standards phenomena-based teaching and learning. My NASA Data is a part of GLOBE Mission Earth which is a collaborative of multiple institutions (including LaRC) across the US formed to increase teacher/ student involvement in the GLOBE Program.