Reserve a portion of your day to visit with Leland Melvin, NASA’s Associate Administrator for Education. Leland is a former astronaut and will discuss his incredible career. You will learn about his experience as an astronaut flying on two NASA missions, a scientist, his days as a professional NFL athlete, and his current role leading the Agency’s education efforts to develop innovative strategies and partnerships aimed at inspiring K-12 students and beyond to pursue STEM disciplines.
You’ll will also learn about some amazing NASA’s activities and programs that provide students with entertaining and educational hands-on experiences. You’ll also discover the resources and programs available to educators, such as NASA Explorer Schools that encourage educators to participate and compete for opportunities in the Reduced Gravity Program. This program includes flying on a Zero G airplane to perform science experiments.
Remember to mark your calendars for April 24, 2012 7:00 PM (EDT) for a webinar experience that will take you out of this world. Best of all, it will bring you back to earth with some wonderful STEM resources that will allow you to make future voyages that are bound to engage your students. If you can't join us for the live launch of the webinar, be sure to register regardless so that you receive notification of the archive. In fact, you can visit the Siemens STEM Academy Webinar Archive and view any of our wonderful resources anytime... anywhere. Hope you can join us for this amazing journey.
Educator Webinar with NASA’s Leland Melvin
April 24, 2012, 7pm ET
April 24, 2012, 7pm ET
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Posted on April 18, 2012 by Michael Gorman
Mike is an advocate for transforming education and bringing 21st Century Skills to classrooms. He was awarded Indiana STEM Educator of the Year and honored as a Microsoft 365 Global Education Hero.
Lance has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and was recently highlighted in The Emergency Teacher, a book about urban teaching.