Beating the Back to School Blues with My NASA Data: Exploring Earth System Phenomena with My NASA Data Resources
Thursday 08/20/2020
1:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12
 

As an agency, NASA strives to discover and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity. That vision begins by observing our own planet, tracking changes over time, and how we can respond to those changes effectively. In this webinar, participants will be provided with introductory overview of My NASA Data and explore how educators can leverage NASA Earth systems data resources and bridge these data to support NGSS phenomena-based teaching and learning.

 
 

Dr. Samuel García Jr. serves as a NASA Educator Professional Development Specialist, Assistant Professor of Practice for the LBJ Institute for Education and Research. Dr. García helps facilitate professional development to both formal and informal STEM educators utilizing NASA resources with a specific focus on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. He also works with faculty serving in Minority Serving Institutions in developing STEM educational tools and resources for teachers to implement in their classrooms. Dr. García’s research agenda is geared towards community and educational change by creating healthy, equitable, and culturally responsive learning environments for traditionally underserved populations. Dr. García. earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas Río Grande Valley, formerly University of Texas Pan American and holds a doctorate degree in School Improvement from Texas State University.