NOVA Education Webinar Series for June 2013

NOVA Education is offering 3 webinars this month to showcase the various ways that NOVA resources can be used in your classroom.  Make sure to sign up to participate in one, or all, of the webinars here.

Earth System Science Resources from NOVA and NASA
Wednesday, June 12th @ 6:00pm EST

Join NOVA and the MY NASA DATA team for a presentation about new Earth system science resources for middle school and high school educators. Hear about NOVA Education's collection of free, standards-based media resources that highlight important concepts in Earth system science using video from new NOVA programs. Additionally, learn how to use the MY NASA DATA website to bring NASA data into your classroom and provide students with real-world science experiences.

Sparking Student Interest in STEM Careers with NOVA
Tuesday, June 18 @ 5:00 pm
A personal story has the power to inspire students. “Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers” is an Emmy-nominated web series from PBS’s NOVA that shares the "Secret" life of scientists through video. These intimate, engaging, and funny videos give students role models and real life examples of people who "do science." This webinar explores strategies for using these videos, and other educational resources from NOVA, to spark your students’ interest in STEM careers. The webinar will give you tools you can use, including: NOVA Labs, Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, and NOVA's Education website, to get your students excited about pursuing careers in STEM.

Developing Student's Scientific Practice Skills with NOVA Labs
Thursday, June 27 @ 4:00 pm
NOVA Labs is a new digital platform where middle school and high school students can actively participate in real-world investigations by visualizing, analyzing, and sharing the same data that scientists use. In this presentation learn about the various components of a Lab, and how you can integrate them into your curriculum to encourage the development of important science practice skills with your students. Highlighted NOVA Labs will include: 1) the Sun Lab, in which students can explore what makes the Sun so volatile and get access to the same data and tools that are used by scientists; and 2) the Energy Lab, which allows students to use energy demand and weather data to design renewable energy systems for cities across the U.S.