NASA’s Learning Environments and Research Network and the Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed up to offer the ePDN, an initiative dedicated to preparing K-12 teachers to engage their students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) 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 for a free course.

Engage and Educate: Podcasts in the Classroom (June 8 – July 12, 2011) 
Learn how podcasts can be integrated in classroom lessons to engage students in STEM disciplines. In this course the benefits as well as obstacles to podcasts will be discussed and participants will be introduced to the tools and techniques of creating podcasts. Participants will finish by creating their own podcasts using NASA resources. For beginners who have little or no experience with podcasts. 

To learn more about this free course 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 Fran Sponsler at