“Lessons From a Decade of Stratospheric Exploration: STEM In Action for Educators
Wednesday 10/11/2017 
6:30 pm ET (3:30 pm PT)

FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Participants in this webinar will get an overview of assessment strategies and resources to use in their classrooms from guest speaker Ken Walczak.

For over a decade the Far Horizons Project at the Adler Planetarium has engaged students and volunteers as young as 10 years old in hands-on STEM experiences with high altitude balloon missions. Far Horizons Program Manager, Ken Walczak, will present the amazing opportunities – and interesting challenges – high altitude balloon missions can provide to students and educators.

Dr. Karen Crow Roark is an Education Specialist for the Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC).  She has been in the educational world for over thirty years working as a teacher, assistant principal, and professional development trainer in rural Georgia to the heart of Washington, DC in public, private, and non-profit.  She attended Breanu University, Berry College, State University of West Georgia, University of Sarasota, and University of Georgia.  She received her Doctoral in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership.  In 2001 she received her National Board Teacher Certification.

Some of her accomplishments include receiving a Fulbright Scholar to Japan; working as an Educational Leadership Institute Scholar at Harvard University; participation in the Teacher in Space summer program at Huntsville Space Center; and being named to the National Teacher Hall of Fame. She has had the opportunity to travel to forty-nine of the fifty states and several countries overseas.