NTU K-6 PD Session
Wednesday 09/11/2019 
9:00 am CT 

Title: Tł’éé’honaa’éí (Moon) 2024: Out of This World STEM with Simple Materials

Description: This session will start with an overview of the current and upcoming missions. Following we will cover and explore general NASA free education resource collections and an interactive discussion of how these resources can be used to engage and excite your students in a culturally relevant way, while covering your required curriculum standards. Finally, the session will highlight NASA’s three Next Generation Themes and participants will learn how to participate directly in the missions of NASA and engage in hands-on activities while discussing how to best use them in your classes to keep learning fun and engaging for you and your learners, while teaching invaluable critical thinking skills.

Araceli Ortiz

Araceli Martinez Ortiz, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Engineering Education in the College of Education at Texas State University. She has a background in both industry and K-12 education, and now teaches and conducts research with teachers and students in engineering education as a learning context and instructional strategy. She works with traditionally underserved populations to understand challenges and solutions for improving motivation and academic readiness for student college and career success. She is the Principal Investigator of the NASA STEM EPDC.