Smart Skies Math: NASA Air Traffic Control Simulator
Tuesday 04/07/2020
4:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-5

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


Smart Skies is a NASA mathematics program that teaches students about the challenges that air traffic controllers experience every day. Students’ skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are put to the test as they model, investigate, analyze, and resolve air traffic conflicts using exciting free hands-on experiments and game simulations. Students first act out the problem to find the solution. The six mathematics methods that support the experiment address diverse student learning styles. At home or at school this is a great way to experience math.

Susan Kohler is the current Education Professional Development Specialist at Glenn Research Center and serves the states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She has more than 25 years of progressively responsible K-12 educational leadership experience. She has served as Asst. Principal, Principal, Curriculum Director, Math/Science Consultant and Asst. Superintendent. Susan taught science for 13 years at the high school level. Her expertise in STEM and professional development is combined with her knowledge of new technology trends and innovative instructional strategies. Susan holds a Master’s in Education Administration from Bowling Green State College as well as a Bachelors degree of Science in Biological Sciences with the emphasis on Neurophysiology from Ramapo College in New Jersey.