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
October and November Event Scheduling Procedures

enlightenedAttention DLN Users:   We are now accepting requests for DLN events during October and November, 2014.  Our new registration system will be available sometime in December or before for the remainder of the school year. In the meantime, the procedures for requesting October and November events are located on temporary calendars (Click Here). You will see links to all 7 active DLN Sites.  DLN Specialists will update their October and November 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 in December or before.

Beautiful Earth LogoSpecial Event

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.

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Wall-E pictureMapping the Moon with Wall-E, one of the Top 10 DLN Modules, is now an online course enabling educators to learn how to teach the content themselves.  Go To NASA Virtual University, and look under -  More Available Courses.

NASA Education announces two, new Educator Professional Development (EPD) STEM online courses. These courses are primarily self-directed with some live components, including Webinars facilitated by NASA Education Specialists.

nvu buttonEngineering: NASA Design Challenges for the Classroom (Click on course title to Enroll)

This four-lesson course is designed to introduce educators to four lessons to integrate Engineering Design into existing curriculum.

  • WEBINAR SCHEDULE (Each Webinar is offered twice the same day)
  • 10/27/14 (4:30 PM & 6:30 PM ET) Presenter - Marilé Colon-Robles: ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE: WATER FILTRATION

nvu buttonMathematics: Algebraic Equations (Click on course title to Enroll)

This three-lesson course is designed to introduce participants to three tools for teaching algebraic equations. 

  • WEBINAR SCHEDULE (Each Webinar is offered twice the same day)
  • 11/3/14 (4:30 PM & 6:30 PM ET) Presenter - John Weis: LINEAR EQUATIONS: NASA CONNECT -- BREAKING BARRIERS
  • 11/10/14 (4:30 PM & 6:30 PM ET) Presenter - John Weis: GRAPHING WITH MATHTRAX
  • 11/17/14 (4:30 PM & 6:30 PM ET) Presenter - John Weis: ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS: CALCULATOR CONTROLLED ROBOTS

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: October 21st, 2014
Page Editor: Bob Starr