NASA's Network of States (Duval County)
Monday 07/17/2017
8:30 am ET
On-Site EPD Workshop
Educators in Grades K-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative 

Dear Teacher,

You are about to register for the Jacksonville (location TBD) area and NASA Network of States Professional Development sessions. In a continued effort to engage Educators in NASA’s Kennedy Space Center region, NASA Network of States Program(NOS) focuses on providing teachers in underserved and underrepresented populations the tools for engaging students in STEM focused careers. NOS is comprised of a hybrid approach in Professional Learning for Educators in K-12 grades respectively. 

The program requirements are as follows:

1. Four hours of Webinar sessions of your choice from the EPDC website
https://www.txstate-epdc.net/events/ before June 20th, 2017
2. Complete an online Eclipse Badge, Access to the badge will be given on May 5th.
· Eclipse 2017 Badge (5 Hours)
· Badge will be due June 20th
· You will get an email once the Badge is ready for you
3. 28 hours of Face to Face Training at a particular location:
Jacksonville-July 17-20th
· Once this step is done you will obtain a $400 stipend
and
ALL of the NASA curriculum and tools covered.
**Lunch will be provided every day

Preview Agenda Themes:
Day 1: Engineering Design, STEM Literacy, NASA Digital Learning Network (DLN)
Day 2: Life Science on Station, Veggie, STEM Literacy 2, DLN
Day 3: Earth Science, Solar System Exploration, DLN
Day 4: Solar System Exploration, Solar Eclipse 2017, Journey to Mars, DLN

Dr. Lester Morales is the Education Professional Development Specialist at Kennedy Space Center and serves the states of GA and FL and the US territories of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

Previously, Dr. Morales worked with the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project and the INSPIRE project. Dr. Morales taught middle school science, anatomy, physiology, algebra, and geometry for the Miami Dade County Public School System in Miami, FL. He holds a current Florida teaching certificate in mathematics and biology.

Dr. Morales received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Florida International University and a Medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.