Mission to Mars Series; Comparing Earth to Mars
Monday 09/14/2015 
6:00 pm ET (3:00 pm PT)

FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 4-10

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

The “Mars and Earth” Teacher guide offers teachers nine activities focusing on the geologic features and models of the two planets.  The lessons are perfect for teachers looking for short, focused activities using engineering design and science. Important Problem Based Learning strategies will be implemented.  The webinar will focus on three important questions about scientists and engineers using models: How do we make a model? Why do NASA engineers and scientists use models? What are the important characteristics of a model?

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.