St Matthew School Eclipse Workshop
Tuesday 06/20/2017
8:30 am CT
FREE 5-hour Workshop
Educators in Grades K-8

This is a face-to-face workshop at St Matthew School
Franklin, Tennessee

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 5-hour workshop.

Participants will be trained in NASA resources associated with the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse.

This training will prepare educators to discuss the science behind eclipses and demonstrate key principles through hands-on activities and simulations.

Discussion will include classroom modifications.

Workshop Address:
533 Sneed Rd W, Franklin, TN 37069

8:30-9:00 coffee, snacks, and registration
9:00-11:30 Intro/background/hands on activities
11:30-12:30 Lunch on own
12:30-3:00 background/hands on activities/certificate distribution

If the registration page says that the event is full, you may contact Julie Petcu at to be added to a waitlist.

John Weis has been an Education Specialist with NASA for the last 10 years. He is currently stationed at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to providing online professional development for educators, John is responsible for educational outreach including professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers, community programs and liaising with state and local education agencies in the Marshall region of Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee. John earned a BS in Science and Mathematics Teaching with an emphasis in Mathematics and Physics from the Florida State University and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Scranton. Before joining NASA education, he spent 10 years as a secondary science teacher in Volusia County, Florida. His areas of specialization include Mathematics, Physics, Earth/Space Science, and Astronomy.