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***Some past professional development topics have been archived.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.***
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...
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...Download
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...