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NASA Digital Learning Network

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Welcome to the NASA DLN

NASA's Digital Learning Network provides free, interactive video- and web-conferencing events for educators interested in enhancing their STEM classes by connecting directly with NASA education specialists and subject matter experts. Register for and schedule lessons in our catalog of events.    We also feature live webcasts on the DLiNfo Channel from our 10 DLN studios.  Check us out on Facebook and Twitter.


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Announcements and Opportunities:

 
 
Special Announcement
 

 

Attention DLN Users:  NASA’s Digital Learning Network™ is facing budget reductions necessitating changes in the way we share DLN’s resources with all of you.   As soon as possible we will communicate with you the impacts this will have on the program.  In the meantime you will notice that registration calendars have been blocked through the month of October to temporarily suspend further scheduling of events as we sort things out.  We appreciate your patience with this transition and will share further information via this website as it becomes available.


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Get your students’ heads in the clouds!  Register your class for Student Cloud Observations On-Line, S’COOL, where students play the role of scientists studying the impact clouds have on our atmosphere. Students learn how to generate real-time data as cloud observers and report their observations on-line to assist NASA with validating the CERES satellite instrument.  Teachers may request to participate in this special event by emailing Sarah Crecelius at sarah.a.crecelius@nasa.gov. Limited connections available. Learn more about S’COOL and how to register here.

ROCKETS 2 RACECARS at Richmond, VA  Sept 5th  & 6th

Come to Richmond, Virginia International Raceway on Friday, September 5th,  between noon to 7pm and/or Saturday, September 6th,2014 between 10am to 7pm and get your hands dirty with different NASA-inspired activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the VA529 Kid Zone alongside NASA Education Specialists while earning hours of professional development. Teachers are encouraged to stay for at least a two-hour shift alongside NASA education specialists on either or both days.  more info....

DLN Research Opportunity for Educators

 

We would like to invite you to participate in research that will help to establish a new offering for NASA Digital Learning Network’s educators.  This online course is a joint effort between NASA’s DLN and Oklahoma State University’s Educational Technology Department.

            The purpose of this research is to help us better understand how to properly construct an online professional development course for educators.  We recognize that these courses have flooded the online learning landscape and want to provide these services to you as well.  Participating in this online course will help inform us on the best way to construct these courses by measuring changes in your understanding of physics content as well as changes in how confident you feel about teaching that content(self-efficacy).  We sent this request to a selected number of customers who potentially serve middle school grades in the DLN customer database.  The course is three parts with an estimated time investment of 5 hours for each section.  You will take a pre content test and self-efficacy survey that will approximately take 45 minutes to complete.  Once you have completed the course, you will take these surveys again and may be selected to participate in an interview to assist the researcher in her understanding of your content confidence levels.  Your participation is valuable to the success of this study.   

                If you are selected as a participant for this study, upon its completion you will receive a certificate indicating you have invested 15 hours of professional development time to submit for your license renewal.  In addition, all participants will be registered for a drawing for one of two $100 Amazon gift cards.

            If you have any questions regarding the questionnaire, you may contact us directly at caryn.long@okstate.edu. If you have questions about your rights as a research volunteer, you may contact the Oklahoma State University Institutional Review Board (IRB) at 219 Cordell North, Stillwater, OK 74078, 405-744-5700 or irb@okstate.edu.    

If you are interested in being considered to assist us with this research, please click on the following link: NASA DLN doctoral research study participant interest form

            We thank you in advance for your participation and for volunteering your valuable time. We strongly urge you to participate in this very important study to help us serve you better.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Page Last Updated: August 15th, 2014
Page Editor: Bob Starr