NASA Digital Learning Network

Welcome to the NASA DLN

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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
November and December Event Scheduling Procedures

star buttonAttention DLN Users:   We are now accepting requests for DLN events during November and December, 2014.  Our new registration system will be available soon for the remainder of the school year. In the meantime, the procedures for requesting November and December events are located on temporary calendars (Click Here). You will see links to all 7 active DLN Sites. DLN Specialists will update their November and December calendars daily to display available and unavailable time slots.  Please follow the instructions carefully so that we can process your requests in a timely fashion.  Thanks for your patience as we get ready to implement our new registration system as soon as we can.

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Audience: All Educators and Students
Event Date: December 4, 2014, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST

Don’t miss the Orion Flight Test. NASA invites you to tune in for a special Digital Learning Network event on December 4, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. EST. Orion will launch atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This two-orbit, four-hour flight will evaluate launch and high speed re-entry systems such as avionics, attitude control, parachutes and the heat shield. The webcast including video of launch, special guests and more will be streamed on the NASA DLiNfo Channel.    

To view the webcast, visit http://ustream.tv/channel/nasa-dlinfo.

Questions about this event should be directed to dlinfochannel@gmail.com

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Dec. 1, 2014 -Beautiful Earth Program Presents: Bella Gaia, a Multimedia Performance by Kenji Williams followed by an Extreme Weather Science Dialogue With the Global Precipitation Measurement mission. Hosted by NASA’S Digital Learning Network (DLN) - Join us for a musical and visual tour of Earth from space followed by a discussion with scientists from NASA's new rain and snow satellite. During this one-hour event, students and teachers from across the country are invited to ask questions live on the theme of extreme weather. Other participants can view and interact with the program via webcast (Link will be provided). For more information on participating, contact:  vcasa@umbc.edu / 301-286-6605 or register here. There are only 6 slots available for schools to interact live.

Online Courses for
Educators - Learn how to teach DLN module content in your learning environment

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These DLN Modules are now online courses. Go To NASA Virtual University, and look under - Available Courses for Educators:

Mapping the Moon   Our Magnificent Sun         The Moon        Our Planet Earth 

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Toys in Space     A View from the Top

             satellite images from space     

Humans in Space     States of Matter     Our Solar Neighborhood

            astronauts on the ISS            states of matter graphic                Jupiter and a moon                   


Educator Professional Development

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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.

Educator Professional Development

Let's take a look at Earth! Learn all about how and why NASA studies our home planet through a series of satellite images and photos taken from the International Space Station. Hear about what we can learn about our atmosphere by looking at Earth from space using high-tech instruments, including SAGE III/ISS. Discuss what you can do to help understand and care for Earth's atmosphere. Teachers may request to participate in this special event by emailing Kristyn Damadeo at kristyn.damadeo@nasa.gov








Page Last Updated: November 26th, 2014
Page Editor: Bob Starr