Dr. Rachel Connelly, Director of STEM Education for WGBH and PBS LearningMedia, will present “Bringing Earth and Space PHENOMENA into K-12 Classrooms through Digital Media with NASA and WGBH/PBS LearningMedia” on March 4 @ 8 am PST/10 am CST/ 11 am EST. Learn more about this joint project with NASA to support greater data and media literacy through 3D science instruction through the lens of Earth and Space Science.
From satellite images to computer models and data visualizations—digital media tools and resources are increasingly integral to engaging in scientific practices. WGBH has collaborated with NASA and teacher advisors across the country, to develop K-12 supplementary digital resources that are flexible and adaptable for diverse learners. These resources have been designed for active student engagement in science practices, are free and include a range of support materials for instructional integration. In this interactive webinar, we will fly through the universe, experience global Earth phenomena, and observe the Sun. We will discuss how engaging students with Earth and Space phenomena that are often—and sometimes only—experienced through digital media can support student learning of core ideas. Finally, we provide strategies and resources for identifying, selecting and integrating these media resources into science instruction.
Presenter: Dr. Rachel Connolly is the Director of STEM Education for WGBH and PBS LearningMedia™. Rachel is the Principal Investigator for Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms project, and partnership between NASA and WGBH Education. After teaching high school physics in New York City, Rachel moved into teacher professional development and educational programming at the American Museum of Natural History. Her work with the Hayden Planetarium sparked a love of data visualization that led to graduate work at Teachers College Columbia University. Rachel has a BS in Physics and Astronomy, and a Ph.D. in Science Education. Her work focuses on designing media-integrated educational experiences that leverage emerging formats of scientific data for innovative instruction. Connect with her via twitter @rachelbconnolly.
Webinar Information: https://zoom.us/j/236141638; Meeting ID: 236 141 638
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Meeting ID: 236 141 638