Explore Space Tech: The Maker Movement and X-Planes
Tuesday 03/05/2019
6:30 pm ET (3:30 pm PT)
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.

 Come learn about NASA's X-57 Maxwell Electric Plane while learning about the basics of how circuits work.  Learn about ways to engage in mathematics, science and engineering activities about circuits, circuitry, alternative energy, and batteries.  Discover ways to create, build and test simple circuits. Take away hands-on activities for students that combine math, science, engineering, and technology. 

 Prior to attending, check out these Maker friendly websites

we will discuss during the webinar:

Come learn about real world connections with NASA research and X-planes.  Leave with ideas and inspiration to integrate hands-on learning into multiple subject areas to keep your students engaged. 


This educational activity aligns to the Co-STEM Priority Goal to improve STEM Instruction by supporting the existing STEM teacher workforce.


Barbara Buckner is a 20-year STEM classroom teacher with a Doctorate’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Louisville.  Her research interest included the impact of technology on student achievement and teacher behavior.  Buckner recently served as a 2013-14 Einstein Fellow at the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Directorate under the supervision of Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy where she collaborated with colleagues on learning, learning environments, boarding participating and workforce development.Barbara sees education as her calling and has spent her life sharing her love for learning with everyone around her. Knowing that today’s student will compete in a global economy, Barbara says that “It is imperative that today’s students are prepared with consistent rigorous and relevant standards that produce more STEM majors, particularly women, to keep this great nation at the forefront in technology, innovation, and advancement.”