Inspiring Young Scientists Ep1

March 19, 2019
7:00pm Eastern Time
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Data,data, is everywhere! How do we teach students to care about data? To interpret data? To understand all the cool things that can be done because of data? Look no further: join us on this LIVE conversation with NASA experts to explore how they brought visualizations of the Earth to the palm of our hands all by using, you guessed it, DATA!

NASA scientists will join PBS Digital Innovator All Stars, Bobbi Starling and Sebastian Byers, to highlight exciting resources and models that you can immediately implement in your classroom to make science, data and learning about space fun and engaging for your students.

PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one hour virtual professional learning event.

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60 minutes


  • Laila Hirschfeld

  • PBS Education


  • Bobbi Starling

    Educator, engineer wannabe, lover of STEM, and technology, life learner, her name is Bobbi Starling. She always knew she wanted to be a teacher, starting her first job at Centennial Elementary School upon graduating from the University of South Florida. She has been an educator for 25 years finding each and every day rewarding. Her experience includes all grades in elementary , middle school science, gifted, and her current position as the magnet schools program coordinator for Pasco County Schools. Throughout her teaching career it became more and more evident teaching in rural, title 1 schools, that these kids needed digital innovation. Technology became the great equalizer providing experiences and opportunities these kids were missing and need to compete globally. She became a Lead PBS Digital Innovator in 2015. She constantly looks for innovative ideas for engaging students in the 21st century.

  • Sebastian Byers

    Sebastian teaches Earth and Environmental Science, AP Biology and AP Environmental Science. He is the North Carolina PBS Digital Innovator 2017. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and received his teaching certification from UNC Charlotte. He is a candidate for a Master of Educational Leadership Candidate (May 2018) at Queens University of Charlotte. Sebastian has been featured in a recent PBS Blog on Climate Change. He was a panelist for the PBS Climate Conversations webinar series (Sept-Oct 2017) featuring Frontline/Inconvenient Sequel featuring the films producers and NASA Climatologist. Sebastian is a Fellow for the North Carolina Science Leadership Association.Sebastian is a member of Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honors Society. He is a member of the National Science Teachers Association and a ListenWise Digital Advocate. Sebastian enjoys family time, cycling, kayaking, hiking and model rocketry.

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