Explore Solar System and Beyond: A Deep Dive into the James Webb Space Telescope
Monday 08/09/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Join us for an exciting exploration into NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The ever-expanding Universe is full of awe-inspiring phenomena, and JWST is NASA’s next great space science observatory setting out to discover the mysteries of our solar system and beyond!


Hear from experts in the field on the science Webb will uncover and discover what fun and engaging resources you and your students can explore to create multi-faceted programming for all audiences. Learn about how you can use the JWST launch to captivate and inspire your students and engage your community in some of humanity’s biggest questions: How does the Universe work? How did we get here? Are we alone?

Leave with the tools and resources needed to create engaging curriculum that works great for an in-person or virtual experience. As well as, ways to request to a subject matter expert for your program or classroom experience.




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.”