Robinson hosts NASA workshops for students and teachers
Last week Robinson students from 3rd-10th grades participated in the NASA workshops offered by by Dr. Lester Morales of the NASA Educators Program. Dr. Morales shared what is currently happening at NASA, the latest projects and technology, and other interesting topics, such as the NASA Parker Solar Probe currently sending back images from the sun, among many other topics.
On Saturday morning, Robinson also hosted a Professional Development Workshop with Dr. Morales for teachers from all over the island. These educators had the opportunity to learn about NASA resources and opportunities, tools ready for classroom implementation with integration of STEM content, and the NASA engineering design process.
STEM is essential to Robinson School. According to the National Research Council (2011) “What students learn about the science disciplines, technology, engineering and mathematics during their K-12 schooling, shapes their intellectual development, opportunities for future study and work, and choices of career, as well as their capacity to make informed decisions about political and civic issues and about their own lives.”