Saturday Feb 03, 2024

S2 Episode10: From The Classroom To The Cosmos (Featuring Courtney Black)

The No-Frills Teacher Podcast is back for 2024 and this time we are reaching for the stars! Join host Joe Camps and his special guest, Education Project Manager with the International Space Station National Laboratory, Courtney Black as they discuss Courtney’s journey from the classroom to the cosmos! New to 2024 we will be highlighting each guest’s contribution to education. Educator highlight: Courtney served for fourteen years as a fourth through eighth grade science educator in Lee County, Florida. She has presented at numerous national conferences illustrating innovative lessons and ways to incorporate space science into any curriculum. In her district, she coordinated an ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) contact with her school in 2018 and an In-Flight Educational Downlink event with the entire district in 2020. Courtney received multiple educator awards and is an educator member of the AIAA, Civil Air Patrol, JPL’s Solar System Ambassadors, and Space Center Houston’s SEEC Crew. At the ISS National Lab, she manages the Space Station Ambassador program and the James A. Abrahamson Space Leaders Fellowship. She works with scores of educational partners to leverage science on the ISS for educational purposes. Her educational philosophy is rooted in the support and training of educators to reach, teach, and inspire the next generation of STEMists and space explorers.

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