Nichole Thomas is the resident Aerospace Educator joining the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum from Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). She works with school outreach, field trips, teacher professional development, and public programs.
Before joining the NASM team Nichole worked at Liberty Elementary in LCPS as the Instructional Facilitator of Technology (IFT). There she provided professional development for the staff and developed co-teaching experiences in each K-5 classroom throughout the school. Prior to her IFT career, Nichole taught 4th grade in LCPS and 5th grade in Fairfax County Public Schools.
Nichole earned her master’s in education from Christopher Newport University and her B.A. in Psychology with a focus in Early Childhood Development. She also serves as a Makerbot Educational Ambassador and is passionate about bringing 3D Printing technologies into the lives of her students.
Sessions in which Nichole Thomas participates
- Making Field Trips Virtual: A Case Study of Rapid, Collaborative School Program Development Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Virtual Classroom 6
- 1:30 PM CST - 3:00 PM CST | 1 hour 30 minutes
- What do field trips look like when students can’t physically visit museums during the COVID-19 global pandemic? How can museums foster and support ...
Sessions in which Nichole Thomas attends
- Thursday Keynote: NASA Keynote Astronaut Kjell N. Lindgren Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Keynote Speaker
- 8:15 AM CST - 9:15 AM CST | 1 hour
- Dr. Kjell N. Lindgren was selected by NASA in 2009. He spent most of his childhood abroad and returned to the U.S. to complete his education and ea...
- "We Choose to Go to the Moon!" and Leading Students There Again Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Virtual Classroom 2
- 12:45 PM CST - 2:15 PM CST | 1 hour 30 minutes
- Use Mission Control to structure learning. With Apollo Alarm System Engineer Jerry Woodfill, train to be an Honorary Flight Director. Lead student ...
- Moon to Mars: NASA’s Next Gen STEM Activities Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Virtual Classroom 7
- 2:30 PM CST - 4:00 PM CST | 1 hour 30 minutes
- Engage the Artemis Generation with activities in NASA’s new Moon to Mars Educator Guides. Meet a NASA Gateway engineer and learn how NASA is prepar...
- Friday Keynote: Dr. John Mather Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Keynote Speaker
- 8:00 AM CST - 9:00 AM CST | 1 hour
- How did we get here from the Big Bang? Astronomers, geologists, and biologists all look back in time to work out the picture. I will show the histo...
- NASA Climate Science: What is Causing Sea Level Rise? Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Virtual Classroom 6
- 10:00 AM CST - 10:45 AM CST | 45 minutes
- In this session, participants will engage in two activities from NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement to help students understand the key causes of sea...
- Inspiring Students through Innovation Challenges
- Signup required Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Virtual Classroom 1
- 9:30 AM CST - 10:15 AM CST | 45 minutes
- Inspiring students to be curious and engaged is one of the most challenging tasks that a teacher ca...