Explore Solar System and Beyond: James Webb Space Telescope, Art, and The Cosmic Connection
Monday 12/05/2022
5:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Formal and Informal Educators serving Grades PK-12 and beyond

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative is providing a FREE 1-hour webinar for professional development.


Join us for an exciting exploration into NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope and updates about the upcoming launch! The ever-expanding Universe is full of awe-inspiring phenomena, and JWST is NASA’s next great space science observatory setting out to discover the mysteries of our solar system and beyond!

Discover what fun and engaging resources you and your students can explore to create multi-faceted programming for all audiences. Learn about how you can use the JWST launch to captivate and inspire your students and engage your community in some of humanity’s biggest questions: How does the Universe work? How did we get here? Are we alone?

Make connections to our Solar System and Beyond with an activity that brings Art into the STEM classroom. Come learn about Art & The Cosmic Connection, a NASA STEAM Activity that allows students of all ages to engage in art activites while exploring various features throughout our solar system.

Leave with the tools and resources needed to create engaging curriculum that works great for an in-person or virtual experience. As well as, ways to request to a subject matter expert for your program or classroom experience.


Dr. Barbie Buckner is a 20+ year STEM classroom teacher with a Doctorate’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Louisville. Her research interest included the impact of technology on student achievement and teacher behavior. Buckner recently served as a 2013-14 Einstein Fellow at the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Directorate where she collaborated with colleagues on learning, learning environments, boarding participating and workforce development. Barbie sees education as her calling and has spent her life sharing her love for learning with everyone around her. Knowing that today’s student will compete in a global economy, Barbie says that “It is imperative that today’s students are prepared with consistent rigorous and relevant standards that produce more STEM majors, particularly women, to keep this great nation at the forefront in technology, innovation, and advancement.”