POLAR-PALOOZA - The importance of the polar areas.
Tuesday 12/12/2017 
6:30 pm ET (3:30 pm PT)

FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 4-12

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 Polar-Palooka.  It is a multimedia effort to explain the importance of the polar areas and clear up misconceptions some people may have about them. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and NASA, the project brings the poles to life through stories told by scientists who travel to and study them, and through the following hands-on classroom activities: Life in the Cold and Park: Penguin Adaptation, Graphing Thermal Expansion of Water & Greenhouse Gases and Differential Effects of Melting Ice Sheets your students will get to experience first hand the reasons.

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.