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March 22, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Keynote: One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Teachers: Bring the Excitement of NASA’s Newest Mission to Your Classrooms


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Keynote: One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Teachers: Bring the Excitement of NASA’s Newest Mission to Your Classrooms


March 22, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT






Grade Level PreK, Grades K-12, Professional Development

About This Webinar

Through Artemis, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon. Not since the Apollo generation has there been a mission to excite the next generation into STEM. Tune into this 2023 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session to hear from leaders at NASA about the mission and how to bring it to your students.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from Kathy Lueders, associate administrator for space operations at NASA and the first woman in her position at NASA, as well as Mike Kincaid who will share more on the STEM engagement function that supports students in the realization of NASA's unique missions. Alicia Baturoni Cortez, former public school teacher and career STEM educator at NASA, will share learning opportunities you can use to engage students more deeply in STEM. 


Mike Kincaid, Associate Administrator, Office of STEM Engagement, NASA

As associate administrator, Kincaid oversees strategic direction and leadership of NASA’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) engagement function, which attracts and supports the involvement of students in the realization of NASA’s unique missions. Kincaid’s office engages America’s educators, students and institutions in these unique missions, contributing to NASA’s mission success, as well as the nation’s overall STEM education ecosystem.

Kincaid chairs NASA's STEM Engagement Council, which integrates, oversees and assesses NASA’s STEM engagement functions and activities agencywide. Kincaid is also co-chair of Federal Coordination in STEM Education (FC-STEM), a multiagency committee focused on coordinating and enhancing STEM education efforts across the federal government. Read more.

Kathy Lueders, Associate Administrator for Space Operations, NASA

Kathryn Lueders serves as the associate administrator of NASA’s Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD), overseeing the International Space Station (ISS), the Commercial LEO Development Program, Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN), Launch Services Program (LSP), Human Spaceflight Capabilities, and operations of crewed Artemis missions.

Lueders previously served as the first female associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, managing the agency’s full human spaceflight portfolio. Read more.

Alicia Baturoni Cortez, Office of STEM Engagement, NASA

Alicia Baturoni Cortez is a career STEM educator with 27 years’ experience creating engaging learning opportunities for students of all ages. Each of her professional experiences from Michigan public school teacher to non-profit professional development provider, to NASA Education Program Specialist has been dedicated to lighting a spark in students and educators. She uses the excitement of human spaceflight to inspire learners to be curious and pursue their passions. Alicia works in the Office of STEM Engagement at NASA Headquarters. In this role, she connects students and educators to the next era of human exploration as NASA works to establish a sustainable presence on the Moon and prepares for missions to Mars. She lives in Houston, TX where she is an active member of the educational advocacy community for diversity and inclusion. In addition to raising her two sons with her husband, her hobbies include adventure motorcycle riding and growing tropical plants in their garden.

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Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements, an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved professional development provider, and a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved professional development provider.

3 Reviews
One giant step for PD!
The NASA presentation was collegial and filled with useful information. One of the best webinars I've watched!
Jane Radenhausen
March 23, 2023
Watch this webinar
NASA has so many new resources available for teachers to get kids of all interests -- not just STEM but also career and tech education -- interested in space travel and supporting astronauts around the world. This session was a wonderful introduction and inspiring, too.
Susan Youssofi
March 23, 2023
One of my favorites!
I've gone to a lot of webinars on Share My Lesson. This one was one of my favorites. The speakers were so engaging and I learned a lot about our space program and resources for educators.
Kelly Booz
March 23, 2023