Twitter Icon v2 Facebook icon NESTA offers a variety of webinars for teachers in partnership with other organizations. We have collaborated with the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and others.

Upcoming Webinars


Webinar: Implementing NGSS in Earth Science--How to "NGSS-ify" the Question Formulation Technique: A Deep Dive

When: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern
Presenter(s): Sarah Westbrook, The Right Question Institute, Nicole Bolduc, Ellington Public Schools
How do you design a NGSS unit (or modify an existing NGSS storyline) so that it starts with powerful, authentic student questions? What are best practices for helping students channel their wonderings into rigorous, relevant investigations? And, what do you do with the questions you can't answer? This webinar addresses these questions and more, as we take a deep dive into adapting the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) for the NGSS classroom. Register Here by: March 24, 2020.

Past Webinars

Webinar: Teen Astronomy Cafes: Using Jupyter notebooks to explore astronomy topics

Presenter: Connie Walker, an astronomer who works in the EPO division of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO)
NOAO started the Teen Astronomy Cafes program to excite the interest of talented youth in STEM. One Saturday a month during the academic year, high school students interact with astronomers who work with big data. Many are exposed to computer programing for the first time. Learn more about the program and find out about some exciting online resources!

Go to https://serc.carleton.edu/nesta/prof-dev/webinars/NGSS_3D_learning_InTeGrate.html

Facilitating NGSS 3-D Learning with Curricular Materials from InTeGrate

Explore the InTeGrate materials through the lens of the NGSS and come away with resources and strategies for adapting the materials for use in your own classroom to facilitate three-dimensional learning. This webinar was co-sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) and NESTA.

Soils: Foundation for Life Webinar

Soils: Foundation for Life

Dig into the basics of soil! This webinar explains what soil is, how it forms, and how it affects our lives every day through hands-on activities for the classroom. The webinar was presented by professional members of the Soil Science Society of America, and hosted by NESTA. This webinar may be used in the classroom or other educational venues with credit to the Soil Science Society of America.

Solar Eclipse

All Things Eclipse Webinar

Live from the path of totality, Charles Fulco (saros61@gmail.com) discussed how an eclipse occurs, how to safely view the eclipse (no glasses, no problem), and shared classroom resources that you can use with your students.

NESTA-Sponsored Webinar Series

Go to https://nagt.org/nagt/profdev/workshops/ngss_summit/webinars.html

Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards in Earth Science

These webinars are a collaborative effort between The American Geosciences Institute's Center for Geoscience and Society, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, and the National Earth Science Teachers Association. Broadly, the webinars fall into four categories: classroom teaching resources, teacher preparation and support, learning about the NGSS (e.g., NGSS basics), and extending NGSS-ESS (e.g., through curricular integration).


NOAA Planet Stewards/NESTA Webinar Elementary Webinar Series

Check out this four-part series, including teaching and learning about games, simulations, the weather, and oysters.

Partner Webinar Series

Creating CLEAN-NGSS Units

CLEAN Webinars

Take your teaching about climate and energy to the next level with these webinars. Take a guided tour of the CLEAN portal, find out about the Climate and Energy Literacy Principles, discover how CLEANet.org supports NGSS, make your own Climate and Energy units, and learn more about human impacts on Earth's climate system.

GLOBE Mosquito

GLOBE Mission Mosquito Webinars

The goal of GLOBE Mission Mosquito is to create an organized citizen science community - primarily through formal education, with targeted outreach to informal education - that will conduct and report local observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper (GO MHM). The webinars provide you with information on a variety of topics related to this effort.


NOAA Planet Stewards Webinars

To access the Archive Web Site, you'll need to:
  • Register with the Archive Web site using an email address linked to a Google account (A Google email address is not the same as a Google account!)
  • Be logged into your Google account before accessing the Archive Web site. (Setting up an account with Google is free and easy, just go to google.com for details.
  • If you're unable, or have difficulty logging into the site, contact bruce.moravchik@noaa.gov.)

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The Out2Lunch Webinar Series from ESIP Education

These webinars provide 10-minute GoToMeeting demonstrations of Earth science data tools & resources for educators teaching grades 6 to 14. A five minute Q&A session takes place after the demonstration.