NASA CONNECTS: Connecting Our NASA Network of Educators for Collaborating Together in STEM

NASA is eager to share with you a new online interactive tool that we think will be greatly beneficial to you and your STEM teaching. CONNECTS, or Connecting Our NASA Network of Educators for Collaborating Together in STEM, is an online community of practice platform that will provide a great opportunity for you to not only access and curate NASA STEM content, but also collaborate in meaningful virtual discussions with other STEM educators. This platform provides you with more efficient access to NASA STEM resources such as knowledge articles, lesson plans, activities, videos, games, STEM events and much more.

NASA needs your help. We are excited to announce the launch of an educator beta test of CONNECTS starting in January and would like to invite you to join this new community of practice.

Here are some examples of features we have developed for you to check out when you join:
✓ Resource Library – This hosts knowledge articles providing STEM content rich with educational resources, sorted by topics for easier navigation.
✓ Groups – join a group linked to your interests for richer discussions such as elementary, middle school, high school, informal educators, and many more.
✓ Collections – you will have the ability to “save” NASA content in collections on your page for easier and efficient use while teaching. Or, follow other educators’ collections to gain additional resources.
✓ Community Calendar – check out our learning opportunities such as webinars for educators, STEM events for students, and exclusive events for CONNECTS educators.
✓ Member Map and Directory – Learn if there are CONNECTS member organizations near you using these resources.

We would welcome you to join the NASA CONNECTS community and share your feedback and ideas with us to make this platform even more helpful for educators as we further test its capabilities. Please use the this link,, to complete this two-action registration process - a NASA STEM Gateway account and a CONNECTS application.

If you have any questions or issues with registration, please contact us at

We hope to see you in CONNECTS!
Cindy Hasselbring
On behalf of the NASA Next Gen STEM CONNECTS team