Reaching Students As They Reach For The Stars
Monday 07/26/2021
1:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

This webinar is a repeat from last month. As with the first one, this webinar will go beyond academic rhetoric to dig into the day to day practice of reaching students. In it's dedication to expanding diversity and inclusion, NASA offers a bevy of tools such as: Spanish language resources, activities built on and highlighting various cultural foundations, and access to subject matter experts representative of the vast quilt of the American populous. This webinar will explore those resources and how to best use them to reach students.


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.