STEM Teaching Tips for Educators: Explore EPDC Digital Badging Platform
Thursday 08/13/2020
4:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
K-12 Educators

In this webinar, educators will receive an overview of how-to best guide STEM student learning in both a formal and informal setting using teacher expert tips and strategies. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Mathematics Common Core for science and math will be reviewed so that you are comfortable in locating more information about what students are expected to learn at each different grade level. The session will end with an overview of NASA resources and an introduction to our Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) Digital Badging platform.



Dr. Vemitra White, a native of Crawford, Mississippi, graduated with her Ph.D. in 2016 from Mississippi State University in Instructional Systems and Workforce Development. She is currently a STEM Education Specialist for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and NASA Stennis Space Center in Alabama and Mississippi respectively. Also, Vemitra is an Assistant Professor for the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State University. She is very passionate about helping students matriculate through the STEM pipeline and enjoys developing programs that help students build their self-efficacy in STEM. Her areas of specialization are: teacher and student professional development, engineering education, project management, K-12 and university collaborator, workforce readiness, and STEM engagement/preparation. Vemitra is a member of the Columbus Lowndes County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the recent award recipient of the 2019 Zacharias Distinguished Staff Award , the 2019 Bagley College of Engineering Service Award, and a newly elected executive committee member of the Pre-College Engineering Education Division, member of Phi Theta Kappa, Women's Basketball Collegiate Association, and Mississippi Educators Association. Her active participation in these organizations reveals her passion in helping others succeed. Vemitra is also a former collegiate basketball player where she played 2 years of women’s basketball at Bevill State Community College in Fayette AL and her last 2 years at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton GA. She was a 4 year Academic All American.