EIS Elementary Level
Christine Nobbe is a National Board Certified Teacher who is passionate about space exploration. She is an avid advocate for lunar colonization and meeting the educational needs of gifted and talented learners. Christine taught in public school settings for 33 years, and just retired on June 30! She had been an adjunct professor at Webster University for 10 years, and is now the coordinator of gifted education and talent development.
In education, Christine focuses on STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art/design, and technology; she explores a Return to the Moon and robotics with students of all ages. Christine incorporates LEGO bricks and Mindstorm robots in her work with children and adults. She is also fascinated by the biographies of mathematicians and uses them to introduce enriching mathematical topics to young learners. For 15 years, Christine hosted a school-wide event each year called Moon Madness Night with keynote speakers, break out sessions, and an exhibit hall full of spacey organization, artists, and student-created projects. Elementary students, their parents, grandparents, siblings, and family members attended, about 300 or so each year. Highlights from those events include NASA Astronaut Steven Lindsey who judged student-designed lunar colonies, Astronaut Bob Behnken who kept his remarks short and spent most of his time answering questions prepared by students, and Dr. Anita Sengupta, NASA engineer and supersonic parachute expert (of Seven Minutes of Terror fame),
You can connect with her through social media: Twitter @NobbeChristine, or Facebook` and Instagram with the same handle.