NASA eClips™ and Artemis Resources Support Professional Development for New York State Master Teachers
Dr. Sharon Bowers, Senior STEM Educator from the National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Integrative STEM Education (NIA-CISE), facilitated and presented three coordinated professional learning experiences for over 75 New York State Master Teachers (NYSMTP) between March 31, 2022 and May 18, 2022.
Two of the three sessions were face-to-face at the State University of New York College in Cortland, NY. On March 31, 2022, Dr. Bowers joined Marilé Colón Robles (NASA GLOBE Clouds Project Scientist) from NASA Langley Research Center for a 90-minute synchronous session introducing the GLOBE Observer Clouds app-based tool to a group of ten Master Teachers (https://observer.globe.gov/es/do-globe-observer/clouds).
On April 2, 2022, Dr. Bowers continued working with the Master Teachers, exploring integrative STEM design-based instruction through hands-on activities, real-time data, and engineering design challenges, including the NASA eClips "Our World: Designing a Cloud Cover Estimator Educator Guide". The session prepared participants to develop their own integrative design-based lessons. Resources were shared with participants through a LiveBinder.
On May 18, 2022, the trained Master Teachers presented their STEM design-based lessons to their NYSMTP cohort. Master Teachers also participated in an Artemis design challenge from NASA's Artemis Camp Experience resources.
The NASA eClips™ project is supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AB91A and is part of NASA’s Science Activation Portfolio. Learn more about NASA eClips™ efforts to provide professional development that helps educators incorporate an engineering design approach into their planning and teaching: https://science.nasa.gov/science-activation-team/eclips