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Former NASA Astronaut Kicks off Remote K12 Keynote Session

Updated on January 7, 2021 - 1:32 PM CST
Posted on January 7, 2021 - 11:45 AM CST

Tags: Elementary | High School | Middle School | Educator | Conference / Meeting | Professional Development

Keynote Session: A conversation with Dr. Mae Jemison, Engineer, Physician, Entrepreneur & Former NASA Astronaut.

Dr. Jemison is an engineer, physician, entrepreneur and former NASA astronaut, who, in 1992 made history as the world’s first woman of color in space aboard the Space-Shuttle Endeavour, and the Spacelab Japan mission. Jemison leads the non-profit initiative 100 Year Starship. 100YSS seeks to ensure that the capabilities for human interstellar travel, beyond our solar system to another star, exist within the next 100 years. An educator, futurist, and a leading voice for science literacy, social responsibility, and sustainability, Jemison is a member of the National Academies of Medicine, the External Council for the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program.

Dr. Mae Jemison

Engineer, Physician, Entrepreneur & Former NASA Astronaut


Join thousands of K-12 education professionals at REMOTE K12 on January 9

Learn, network and collaborate with others to provide the best in online and blended learning.

REMOTE K12, hosted by ASU is a free virtual conference for K-12 educators to help them design and deliver the most effective and engaging experiences for learners.  Watch in 130+ presentations, ask questions to speakers in real time, network with peers and earn an ASU K12 Digital Teaching PD Certificate while you participate.


See what is offered in the Infiniscope hosted track of presentations!

January 9, Learner Engagement Track

9:30am PST –  SciArt: Where Science and Liberal Arts Meet
Jancy McPhee, Founder & Executive Director, SciArt Exchange

10:00am PST – Leveraging a Community of Practice in Time of Pandemic
Christine Hirst Bernhardt, STEM Teacher, PhD Student, University of CA, Santa Barbara
Turtle Haste, Teacher, Desert Ridge Middle School
Tammy Hudson, Teacher, Southside Middle School
Scott Lajoie, Teacher Kennett High School
Elizabeth Sebastian, Science Department Head, Fusion Academy
Jesssica Swann, Program Manager of Digital Teacher Networks, ASU

10:30am PST Resources to Support Trauma-informed Instruction: NASA in the Arts
Maggie Masetti, Social Media Lead, NASA/Adnet Systems
Patricia Moore, Communication Strategist, NASA Johnson Space Center
Kaxandra Nessi, NASA Psyche Mission Intern, ASU
Amber Simon, NASA Psyche Mission Intern, ASU
Jesssica Swann, Program Manager of Digital Teacher Networks, ASU
Adriana Talamante, NASA Psyche Mission Intern, ASU

11:30am PST Principals and Benefits of Place-Based Education Strategies
Thomas Ruberto, PhD Candidate, ASU

12:30pm PST Strategies for Hybrid Instruction
Helen Coyle, Physics and Science Research Teacher, Tenafly High School
Diane Ripollone, Science Teacher, Cardinal Gibbons High School
Denise Wright, STEM Educator, Ocean Bay Middle School/NASA Solar System Ambassador

1:00pm PST – Virtual Tour Builder
Sara Bowman, Teacher, Luther Burbank Middle School, LAUSD
Geoffrey Bruce, Chief Exploration Software Architect, ASU

2:00pm PST – Engaging Students Through Distance Learning
Jose Rivas, Physics/Engineering Teacher, Lennox Math Science and Technology Academy


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