Earth Right Now Teacher and Student Digital Badges: NASA Langley 100th Celebration
Thursday 10/20/2016
4:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 4-8

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

NASA Langley Research Center as part of the 100th Anniversary celebration has developed three digital badges geared to middle school learning standards to make real world connections to the classroom as a way to teach STEM content through the NASA context. This webinar will focus on Earth Right Now teacher and student digital badges that focus on the role of clouds and cloud types in the Earth's Energy Budget.This webinar will walk through the EPDC Digital Badge site and introduce the teacher professional development badge as well as digital or printable ways to implement the activities in the classroom. The webinar will also preview the Journey to Mars and Aeronautics digital badges. 

Marilé Colón Robles is the Educator Professional Development Specialist at NASA Langley Research Center and serves the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. She creates and teaches professional development workshops for pre-service and in-service teachers as well as informal educators all over the country, delivering these opportunities in both English and Spanish and is part of the Students’ Cloud Observations On-Line (S’COOL) team delivering professional development on clouds and climate. Marilé began her career with NASA in 2010 as an Informal Educator where she curated and developed content for the Hispanic Education Initiative’s bilingual website, organized and hosted teacher professional development workshops, museum events, and STEM summer camps. She has also developed interactive STEM games and taught virtual lessons in Spanish to K-12 classrooms all over the country through NASA’s Digital Learning Network. Prior to joining NASA, Marilé was a graduate research assistant examining interactions between clouds and aerosols and their impact on Earth’s energy balance while earning her graduate degree in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.