Technology Enables Exploration: Detecting Exoplanets
Wednesday 02/01/2017
6:30 am ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 9-12

NASA Educator Professional Development is presenting a free 60-minute webinar for 9-12 educators on February 1, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Participants will get an overview of methods of detecting planets outside of the Solar System and related, NASA education resources.

Discussion will include modifications of activities and accommodations.

This webinar addresses the Next Generation Science Standards PS2, PS4 and ESS1.

John Weis has been an Education Specialist with NASA for the last 10 years. He is currently stationed at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to providing online professional development for educators, John is responsible for educational outreach including professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers, community programs and liaising with state and local education agencies in the Marshall region of Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee. John earned a BS in Science and Mathematics Teaching with an emphasis in Mathematics and Physics from the Florida State University and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Scranton. Before joining NASA education, he spent 10 years as a secondary science teacher in Volusia County, Florida. His areas of specialization include Mathematics, Physics, Earth/Space Science, and Astronomy.