Explore Solar System & Beyond: Juno

Wednesday 06/16/2021

1:00 pm ET

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative

at Texas State University is presenting a FREE 1 hour webinar

(Educators in Grades K-12)

Fifth in line from the Sun, Jupiter is, by far, the largest planet in the solar system. Jupiter’s iconic Great Red Spot is a giant storm bigger than Earth that has raged for hundreds of years. A brand-new spacecraft arrived at Jupiter in 2016. It's called Juno and it's only the second spacecraft to orbit the planet. Juno will improve our understanding of the solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Join us to learn more about how Juno studies Jupiter with its state-of-the art scientific instruments and discover hands on minds on NASA STEM investigations and resources for students. Attendees will have access to instructional PowerPoint that includes embedded videos, links, NGSS alignments, and resources ready to use in the classroom, at home, or virtual learning.


Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


LaTina Taylor is a NASA Education Specialist with NASA EPDC at Texas State University and is deeply committed to providing STEM Education to students and families in urban communities. A native of Chicago, Illinois, LaTina has over 24 years of experience in education with the Chicago Public Schools and is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. During her tenure with CPS LaTina has received several grant awards (i.e. iPads, 3D printers, and LEGO Robotics) for students at the schools she has serviced.

Ms. Taylor has worked in STEM Education in various capacities - as a STEM Technology Specialist, STEM professional developer, and Program Director with the Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E). She has designed and implemented STEM curriculum (K-12), trained families on STEM and innovative technology tools, and provided professional development to teachers on effective research-based STEM integration pedagogy into their curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

LaTina has also been a presenter at numerous science, math, and technology conferences at the local, state, and national levels.