The Cosmos Through Your Own Eyes
Tuesday 02/08/2022
7:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

One of the best things about using space as an avenue to teach your content is that space is, well, universal. Everyone has looked up and wondered at the vastness they see, wondered if we're alone, wondered how it all started. That has been true from the very beginnings of us and as such, every culture has their own stories and traditions surrounding the Moon and Sun, constellations, and other cellestial events.

In this webinar we'll explore some of those, you will have the opportunity to share your own stories, and we'll find ways to connect our students using our shared wonder.


Steven is a NASA STEM EPDC (Educator Professional Development Collaborative) Specialist housed in the LBJ Institute of STEM Education and Research at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He currently holds a Master’s Degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuropsychology from Georgia College and State University. Steven is beginning work on his PhD in Biology in the Fall. The primary focus of his current work is in supporting Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in inspiring the next generation of NASA scientists from among historically disenfranchised groups. Steven helps to develop, package, and deliver STEM curriculum that translates the work and discoveries of NASA for use in the classroom and helps teachers to make it more accessible to all students. He is working with university pre-service educators, in-service, pre-service, and informal teachers to help them create culturally responsive lessons that will create engagement with students that have previously felt left out of the amazing work that NASA is doing. Steven worked in K-12 education for nearly 20 years, most recently as Life Sciences Chair at a minority serving inner city school in Georgia. He has taught Biology, Forensic Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical science to special education, regular education, honors, and AP students in Georgia, Washington, and New Jersey.