NASA's Best: Engineering Design Process
Monday 11/29/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.
Discover how engineering in the classroom is a great way to support, improve and enhance the teaching of science. Participants will be provided with a high-level overview of the Engineering Design Process (EDP) used by professional engineers to create innovative solutions to human, animal, planetary, and space problems. Participants will also be provided with many of NASA's Best Engineering Design resources to help promote engineering mindsets in students and strategies on how to integrate (EDP) into their teaching practices. The webinar will include hands-on inquiry activities, NASA STEM K-12 videos, educator guides and instructional Power Point presentation.The session will end with sharing exciting NASA STEM resources, engineering design challenges, and ways to inspire our next generation of innovators.

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.