NASA EPDC STEM Quick-Bits: We're In This Together
Thursday 04/02/2020
11:30 am ET
FREE 20 Minute Webinar
Educators, Parents, Caregivers, and Students
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a short 20 minute webinar.

In this webinar we will explore the NASA@Home resources and have a conversation about how to find resources and, maybe more importantly, what to do with them once we have them. This new webinar series is intended to be a resource to help parents, and other caregivers work with thier students in a way that the student and parent will both find engaging. Have your kids join you for this short webinar that will highlight an activity from our NASA@Home catalogue: Building a Crew Exploration Vehicle and show you how to find other great resources to spark your students interest give you the confidence to lead these activities on your own.

Steven is a NASA STEM EPDC (Educator Professional Development Collaborative) Specialist housed in the LBJ Institute of STEM Education and Research at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He currently holds a Master’s Degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuropsychology from Georgia College and State University. Steven is beginning work on his PhD in Biology in the Fall. The primary focus of his current work is in supporting Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in inspiring the next generation of NASA scientists from among historically disenfranchised groups. Steven helps to develop, package, and deliver STEM curriculum that translates the work and discoveries of NASA for use in the classroom and helps teachers to make it more accessible to all students. He is working with university pre-service educators, in-service, pre-service, and informal teachers to help them create culturally responsive lessons that will create engagement with students that have previously felt left out of the amazing work that NASA is doing. Steven worked in K-12 education for nearly 20 years, most recently as Life Sciences Chair at a minority serving inner city school in Georgia. He has taught Biology, Forensic Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical science to special education, regular education, honors, and AP students in Georgia, Washington, and New Jersey.