NASA STEM: Science and Engineering – Similar but Different
Thursday 08/05/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University, in conjunction with the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Come explore ways to integrate the Nature of Science (NOS) and the Engineering Design Process (EDP) into your classroom. Discover how to engage your students to think and act like scientists and engineers as you fill your educator toolbox with NASA Citizen Science and Engineering Design resources. You will also get the scoop on current and future NASA explorations to help you bring real-world STEM experiences to your students.

Leave with a classroom ready PowerPoint that works great for an in-person, at home, or virtual presentation. It includes embedded videos, links and aligns to the Next Generation Science Standards. This educational activity continues to support STEM educators through the delivery of NASA education content and engagement in educator professional opportunities.


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Barbie Buckner is a 20+ year STEM classroom teacher with a Doctorate’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Louisville. Her research interest included the impact of technology on student achievement and teacher behavior. Buckner recently served as a 2013-14 Einstein Fellow at the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Directorate where she collaborated with colleagues on learning, learning environments, boarding participating and workforce development. Barbie sees education as her calling and has spent her life sharing her love for learning with everyone around her. Knowing that today’s student will compete in a global economy, Barbie says that “It is imperative that today’s students are prepared with consistent rigorous and relevant standards that produce more STEM majors, particularly women, to keep this great nation at the forefront in technology, innovation, and advancement.”