New Free Electronic Professional Development Network Courses

NASA’s Learning Environments and Research Network and the Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed up to create the electronic professional development network, or e-PDN, an initiative dedicated to preparing K-12 teachers to engage their students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, through the use of NASA-developed learning materials and resources.

If you are looking for a way to enhance your instructional skills, meet your professional development goals or find new and exciting resources to use in your learning environments, apply to one of our free courses today!

Applications are now open for the following courses:

Technology Integration — Engage and Educate: Podcasts in the Classroom – May 30-July 3, 2012
Participants will examine how podcasts can be integrated into the STEM classroom. In this course, the benefits, as well as obstacles, of podcasts will be discussed and you will be introduced to the tools and techniques of creating podcasts. You will finish by creating your own podcasts using NASA resources. This course is aimed at beginners who have little or no experience with podcasts.

Technology Integration — Vodcasts – July 11- Aug. 14, 2012
Participants will use various audio and video editing software tools to create video podcasts, or vodcasts. Each participant will begin by creating an enhanced podcast and build up to a vodcast through the creation of video and audio files. During the course, you will examine and use many of the NASA public domain resources for infusing STEM concepts into your projects.

To learn more about these free courses and to apply online, visit

For more information on the e-PDN and the resources it offers to K-12 teachers, visit

Questions about these courses should be directed to Kristen Anderson at

One thought on “New Free Electronic Professional Development Network Courses

  1. This is some great professional development. I am a firm believer in what the World Future Society states about virtuasl professional development being the wave of tomrrow. I just finished a book on the same topic. It can be previewed at
    Nice Blog!

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