Explore Space Tech: Earth Observations on the ISS
Thursday 07/01/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

The International Space Station is a global observation and diagnosis laboratory like no other. Its observations of Earth help us to better understand and resolve environmental issues of our home planet. The ISS offers a unique vantage for observing Earth's ecosystems with state of the art automated equipment. Come and explore NASA's "Teacher Toolkits" that focus on research and activities related to the space station. Discover NASA STEM engineering design challenges, lesson plans, and videos to bring the International Space Station into your classroom. Attendees will have access to slide deck presentation, and resources to supplement in person classes, virtual learning, and STEM Learning at home.

The International Space Station in orbit above Earth. Image Credit: NASA

LaTina Taylor is a NASA Education Specialist with NASA EPDC at Texas State University and is deeply committed to providing STEM Education to students and families in urban communities. A native of Chicago, Illinois, LaTina has over 24 years of experience in education with the Chicago Public Schools and is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. During her tenure with CPS LaTina has received several grant awards (i.e. iPads, 3D printers, and LEGO Robotics) for students at the schools she has serviced.

Ms. Taylor has worked in STEM Education in various capacities - as a STEM Technology Specialist, STEM professional developer, and Program Director with the Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E). She has designed and implemented STEM curriculum (K-12), trained families on STEM and innovative technology tools, and provided professional development to teachers on effective research-based STEM integration pedagogy into their curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

LaTina has also been a presenter at numerous science, math, and technology conferences at the local, state, and national levels.