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Christine Hirst Bernhardt

PhD Candidate
Albert Einstein Educator Fellowship; University of Maryland

Christine Hirst Bernhardt is an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow and veteran astronomy/STEM educator in K-14. Christine holds dual master’s degrees in science education and astronomy, and is amidst her PhD in STEM Education. At the time of this conference, she will have submitted her dissertation for publication on multinational astronomy education. She is passionate about bringing space content to the masses. Christine has nearly a decade of curriculum development and professional leadership experience and is actively involved in science education efforts at regional and National levels. She regularly leads professional development workshops and symposiums for science teachers throughout California and is passionate about supporting teachers. Christine has worked for several of the nation’s leading curricular companies as an astronomy subject matter expert, for NASA’s Infiniscope project, and she developed two innovative, experiment-based astronomy courses published for the California Department of Education. She flew on NASA’s SOFIA mission in 2017 and her students became the youngest authors of a NASA proposal. Astronomy has taken her to Chile, to found a space camp in Hong Kong and to teach English in Slovakia.  Her interests are in International astronomy education, as well as the utilization of space experiments to facilitate social justice and epistemic agency. 

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Sessions in which Christine Hirst Bernhardt attends

Thursday 7 February, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | 1 hour 30 minutes
Grades 6-12

Friday 8 February, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM | 1 hour 30 minutes
Grades 9-12Astrophysics

Saturday 9 February, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)