As a member of the NASA Explorer School Team, I helped develop, coordinate and implement several NASA educational activities, projects and events.
I wrote/co-wrote class curriculum, schools strategic plans, implementation plans and helped develop an Aeronautic and Space Curriculum for a Pre-K through 5th grade elementary school.
I aligned national and state standards of education with NASA priorities in our lesson plans for after-school activities including:
*2006 NASA Explorer School Student Symposium
*NASA after-school projects. (Lunar Challenge, ISS Nights, Family Science Nights, etc.)
*Space camp at Marshall Center.
*Family Science Nights.
*Lego Robotics program.
*Digital Learning Network events.
*Astronaut visits to our school.
*Completed NASA internet short courses.
*Created science outreach weekends.
Presented and attended educational conferences including:
*National Model Schools Conference
*National Education Computing Conference.
*National Science Teachers Association Conference
*Tanner Consulting Workshop
*Florida Music Educators Association Conference
*NASA Sustainability Conference
*NASA Reduced Gravity and Hyperbaric Training
*NASA Student Symposiums
*Bay Education Association Conference
I conducted several years of district-sponsored workshops on both writing and technology at our annual district Student Writing Workshop. I wrote and received grants to provide STEM opportunities and improve reading skills and attended grant-writing workshops.
I taught Audio/Video instruction and digital technology to students, supervising daily morning newscasts in our TV studio.
I also hosted a TV show called "Eye in the Classroom" interviewing teachers in the school system.
I taught students computer technology skills to create video reports to air once a week, basic filming techniques, non-linear editing and developing scripts. Students also developed multimedia projects such as “Books on CD” and “Books on DVD” and more.