Picking Up STEAM with NASA Science and Technology
Wednesday 10/17/2018 
9:00 am CT

LaSalle Public Library 

305 Marquette Street

LaSalle, Illinois   61301

Phone: (815) 223-2341

Educators in Grades K-8


The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 6 hour workshop.

NASA STEM Engagement strategies and resources will be presented to help educators use images and data in the classroom. The workshop will include several "acting out science" kinesthetic (PBL) problem based learning activities. Participants will design a Satellite and discover the scientific uses of satellite images


.9:00-9:30             Getting Organized

9:30-10:30           Comparing Maps and Images from Space

10:30-11:30         Telling a Pine from a Maple in Space

11:30-12:30          Mapping the Watery Hills and Dales (How Does GPS Work?)

12:30-1:00             Lunch

1:00-2:00              Getting in Touch with your Inner Satellite (Flying in Formation)

2:00-3:00              Problem Based Learning Using Coding  ( Sphero Robots) 

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.