ISS YES- Teamwork Strategies
Thursday 02/08/2018 
5:00 pm ET

FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12

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

NASA works with astronaut crews on skills that prepare them to live and work together during space missions. Some of these same skills are useful in everyday life here on Earth. The following series of activities were designed to help students learn and practice skills that you can apply in almost every aspect of life.


1. Self Care/Team Care: Learning how to enhance taking responsibility for yourself and the support of your team members.

2. Cultural Competency: Learning to help team members understand the importance of personal beliefs and recognize how and why they have those beliefs.

3. Leadership/ Followship: Different challenges require different skills, which means different types of leaders are needed throughout a challenge. Understanding when to lead and when to follow, and the importance of both roles, will be explored in this section.

4. Teamwork Communication: Everyone on the team must be ready to perform their part when the time comes. This takes practice and patience.



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.