Explore Space Tech: Robotics & the International Space Station Session 4: Build Your Own Robotic Arm
Wednesday 10/20/2021
4:30 pm ET
Educators in Grades K-12
FREE 1-hour Webinar
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.
     Innovation, creativity, problem solving -- the world of robotics at NASA is all of these things. Join us to explore NASA's "Teacher Toolkits" that focus on research and activities related to the International Space Station and NASA robotics! Discover NASA STEM engineering design challenges, lesson plans, videos, and related resources to bring the International Space Station into your classroom. Come and explore NASA's STEM Activity: "Build Your Own Robotic Arm". Attendees will have access to instructional powerpoint, content videos, and resources ready to use in the classroom, virtual learning, and STEM learning at home.  
Dextre is a space handyman with a mission: Keep the International Space Station shipshape. Dextre’s role is to perform maintenance work and repairs like changing batteries and replacing cameras outside the ISS. Having Dextre on call will reduce the amount of risky spacewalks to do routine chores, thus giving astronauts more time for science, the main goal of the ISS. 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.