NASA Spotlites - Science for Students by Students
Wednesday 01/17/2018
6:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

NASA Spotlites – Science by Students for Students

Join us to learn how to engage students in a problem based activity that results in students producing NASA Spotlite videos.

What's a NASA Spotlite video? These 90 to 120 second videos are written, filmed, edited, and produced by students as they think through an engineering design process. Each video targets a science misconception.

Concerned that you don't have fancy recording and editing tools? Your students don't need them. All steps of creating a Spotlite video can be accomplished using cell phones, tablets, and laptops.

The NASA Spotlite design task increases science literacy for BOTH student producers and the end product student users. Find out how to bring this authentic design challenge to your classroom.


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.