ITEEA's specially designed professional development webinar series focuses on Technology and Engineering Education best practices for leading Integrative STEM Education (I-STEM Education) in your school.
NASA Spotlites – Science and Engineering
by Students for Students
  August 16, 2018 - 4:00PM EST
Presenter: Joan Harper-Neely, STEM Educational Specialist for NIA-CISE
This webinar series is FREE to ITEEA members. The fee for non-members is $45.
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Join this webinar with STEM Educational Specialist for Center for Integrative STEM Education (CISE) at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), Joan Harper-Neely and learn how to engage students in a problem-based activity that results in students producing NASA Spotlite videos.  

What's a NASA Spotlite video?  These 90- to 120-second videos are written, filmed, edited, and produced by students as they think through an engineering design process. Each video targets a science misconception.  

Concerned that you don't have fancy recording and editing tools?  Your students don't need them. All steps of creating a Spotlite video can be accomplished using cell phones, tablets, and laptops.  

The NASA Spotlite design task increases science and engineering literacy for BOTH student producers and the end-product student users. Find out how to bring this authentic design challenge to your classroom.
Presenter: Joan Harper-Neely
STEM Educational Specialist for NIA-CISE

Joan Harper-Neely is a STEM educational specialist for the Center for Integrative STEM Education (CISE) at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). She has spent 8 of her 25 years in public education as a children’s engineering and technology teacher for an elementary school. Her most notable recognition is ITEEA Elementary Technology Teacher of the Year for the state of Virginia.

After receiving her Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Joan earned National Board Certification. The knowledge and skills learned in these programs have been used to help prepare future teachers through pre-service teacher programs funded by NASA. Joan has presented at dozens of conferences and professional developments.

Joan has been a member of the Virginia Children’s Engineering Council (VCEC) for over 14 years and currently serves as an executive board member.