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Free NASA STEM Education Webinars -- NASA Educator Professional Development

Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators

Next Event Date: Mar. 24, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. ET

NASA STEM Educator Professional Development is presenting a series of no-cost webinars open to all educators. Join NASA education specialists to learn about NASA missions, activities, lesson plans, educator guides and online resources that bring NASA and STEM into your classroom. Currently, registration is not required for these webinars.Simply go to the link provided for each webinar approximately 15 minutes before the session begins. Sign in, with your first and last name, as a Guest.

Mar. 24, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. ET

Art and the Cosmic Connection

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades K-16

Geology meets art! Let you inner geologist use art to recreate craters, mountains, rivers, wind driven landscapes and more. Learn to read planetary images as well as Earth images. Meets NGSS for Earth Place in the Universe, Earth Systems, and with Social Studies integrations. https://connect.its.txstate.edu/jplnasaepd/

March 25, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. ET

Solar System and the Periodic Table of Elements

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 3-16

This lesson is an engaging introduction to what the periodic table is and why it is important to us. It includes a game and a short writing prompt to check for understanding. It meets NGSS as well as Common Core - Writing. You will need crayons or colored pencils and the following periodic table blank: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/toe5.pdf

https://connect.its.txstate.edu/jplnasaepd/

March 26, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. ET

Robotics On A Budget

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-8

Robots are a part of our everyday lives. We use them in ways we don't always realize. What are robots, how are they used in our lives and how are they used by NASA? These are some of the questions explored in this webinar. Using NASA STEM robotics missions, curriculum, online resources and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), we'll also explore how to use robotics, inexpensively, in your classroom to enhance your students' understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). https://connect.its.txstate.edu/stennisnasaepd/

Beginning March 30, 2015, REGISTRATION will be needed to participate in the scheduled webinars.

Simply click on the provided REGISTRATION link to register for each selected webinar.

March 30, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. ET

NASA's BEST Students: Next Generation

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-8

Participants in this webinar will get an overview of the resources in the NASA’s BEST Students: Next Generation educator guide. This guide contains 9 activities simulating NASA Technology

Demonstration Missions. Discussion will include classroom modifications. https://www.etouches.com/121984

March 31, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. ET

Physics for Elementary

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades K-6

Participants will learn activities for teaching Newton’s Laws of Motion, energy, light and gravity. Upon completion, participants will have a set of physics activities and a plan for incorporating

them into classes. https://www.etouches.com/121987

For an extended NASA STEM Educator Professional Development webinar schedule, go to:http://go.nasa.gov/1DbA7xH

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Free “Hubble Space Telescope 25th Celebration” Education Webinar Series From NASA Educator Professional Development

NASA Educator Professional Development is presenting a free webinar series, “Hubble Space Telescope 25th Celebration,” open to all educators. Join NASA education specialists to learn about the NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) mission, activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources that bring the HST and STEM into your classroom.

Registration is needed to participate in the scheduled webinars. Simply go to the following link and register for each selected webinar: https://www.etouches.com/121324

HST 25th Celebration: A Look Back In Time

Apr. 01, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. EDT and repeated at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades K-8

How did it all start? Who is Edwin Hubble? Why do we need a space telescope? Relive the realization of a dream as the Hubble Space Telescope was launched onboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Learn how fuzzy photos required a spectacular repair mission. See examples from deep space such as stars, planets, galaxies and beyond. Make real world connections with everyday technologies as you learn about NASA STEM resources to build and launch satellites using the engineering design process.

HST 25th Celebration: Through the Eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope

Apr. 08, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. EDT and repeated at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 6-8

What’s the view like from the "eyes" of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST)? Become an astronomer by analyzing images captured by the HST. Explore the different types of telescopes and how they observe our universe. Also, in this interactive webinar, discover NASA STEM resources and learn how to build a make-and-take telescope with your students.

HST 25th Celebration: Hubble Math

Apr. 13, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-12

Participants in this webinar will get an overview of resources for teaching math using the Hubble Space Telescope. Discussion will include classroom modifications.

HST 25th Celebration: Hubble Deep Field

Apr. 20, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. EDT and repeated at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-8

What is the Hubble Deep Field? The Hubble Deep Field represents a narrow view of the universe, covering a speck of sky. Essentially a narrow, deep “core sample” of sky, the field is similar to a geologic core sample of Earth’s crust. Just as a core sample represents a history of the evolution of Earth’s surface, the Hubble Deep Field image contains information about the universe at many different stages in time. Let’s discover together what the images from Hubble are telling us about the universe. Also, in this interactive webinar, discover NASA STEM resources to understand the vast size of our universe.

HST 25th Celebration: Hubble, Sofia, & Your Cosmic Connection to the Universe

Apr. 21, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. EDT and repeated at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 9-12

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Hubble has revisited the famous Pillars of Creation, providing astronomers images in near-infrared light. NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is the world's largest airborne astronomical observatory & features a far-infrared telescope. Together, we learn more about the structure and formation of our universe. Come experience a Universe Trail Mix activity that demonstrates the role of the Big Bang Theory, fusion in stars, and supernovae creating all of the elements on the periodic table.

HST 25th Celebration: NASA Space Telescopes - Past, Present and Future of STEM Exploration

Apr. 23, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-8

Explore the history of NASA Space Telescopes that expand our understanding of the solar system and the universe beyond. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the focus. NASA STEM curriculum, online resources, careers and the Next Generation Science Standards will be integrated in the "out of this world" webinar that celebrates the HST 25th anniversary.

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Message to US Educators

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station

Contact Opportunity

Call for Proposals

Proposal Window February 15 – April 15, 2015

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS. ARISS anticipates that the contact would be held between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016.Crew scheduling and ISS orbits will determine the exact contact dates. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan.

The deadline to submit a proposal is April 15, 2015. Proposal information and documents can be found atwww.arrl.org/hosting-an-ariss-contact.

The Opportunity

Crew members aboard the International Space Station will participate in scheduled Amateur Radio contacts. These radio contacts are approximately 10 minutes in length and allow students and educators to interact with the astronauts through a question-and-answer session.

An ARISS contact is a voice-only communication opportunity via Amateur Radio between astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the space station and classrooms and communities. ARISS contacts afford education audiences the opportunity to learn firsthand from astronauts what it is like to live and work in space and to learn about space research conducted on the ISS. Students also will have an opportunity to learn about satellite communication, wireless technology, and radio science. Because of the nature of human spaceflight and the complexity of scheduling activities aboard the ISS, organizations must demonstrate flexibility to accommodate changes in contact dates and times.

Amateur Radio organizations around the world, NASA, and space agencies in Russia, Canada, Japan and Europe sponsor this educational opportunity by providing the equipment and operational support to enable direct communication between crew on the ISS and students around the world via Amateur Radio. In the US, the program is managed by AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) and ARRL (American Radio Relay League) in partnership with NASA.

More Information

Interested parties can find more information about the program at www.ariss.org and www.arrl.org/ARISS.

For proposal information and more details such as expectations, proposal guidelines and proposal form, and dates and times of Information Sessions go to http://www.arrl.org/hosting-an-ariss-contact. Please direct any questions toariss@arrl.org.

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21st Century Teacher Academy available for K-12 Educators

The 21st Century Teacher Academy is a unique Professional Development opportunity designed to immerse teachers in the best practices and methodologies on how to create and implement real-world, Project Based Learning (PBL) curriculum utilizing NASA’s missions. This program is hosted on base by the Office of Education and Public Outreach at NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) in Moffett Field, CA. This two week long workshop will feature a customized and tailored PBL curriculum, development, and implementation experience led by content experts, PBL experts, a master teacher, and technical subject matter experts here at NASA ARC.

Applications are due April 30th, 2015

Teachers will:

•Receive a $4,500 stipend

•Create a full PBL module to implement in their classrooms

•Create supplemental, multimedia lesson plans

•Share developed PBL modules within cohort

•Have access to a suite of NASA education tools and resources

•Be exposed to unique NASA facilities, missions, and technical subject matter experts

•Increase familiarity with NASA’s research and efforts involving aeronautics

If you are an interested K-12 Teacher,

Please apply through NASA's OSSI at: http://intern.nasa.gov/ossi

Applications are due April 30th, 2015

Questions? Contact: ARCTeacherAcademy@mail.nasa.gov

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