Our Earth, Our Data, Our Instruction: Tips and Tricks for Using NASA Data with Students
Thursday 07/09/2020
11:00 am ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12
Join our EPDC webinar to explore instructional practices related to analyzing and interpreting data in our Earth Science instruction. In this session, Data Literacy Educator, Kristin Hunter-Thomson, will share research-based strategies for engaging students in data while My NASA Data Educator, Elizabeth Joyner, will model how to access and visualize NASA data with the Earth System Data Explorer. This webinar is suitable for elementary, middle, and high school science educators.


Dr. Samuel García Jr. serves as a NASA Educator Professional Development Specialist, Assistant Professor of Practice for the LBJ Institute for Education and Research. Dr. García helps facilitate professional development to both formal and informal STEM educators utilizing NASA resources with a specific focus on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. He also works with faculty serving in Minority Serving Institutions in developing STEM educational tools and resources for teachers to implement in their classrooms. Dr. García’s research agenda is geared towards community and educational change by creating healthy, equitable, and culturally responsive learning environments for traditionally underserved populations. Dr. García. earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas Río Grande Valley, formerly University of Texas Pan American and holds a doctorate degree in School Improvement from Texas State University.