ESA along with the Galileo Teacher Training Programme are organising a workshop for science teachers at the NEMO Science Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 7–10 December 2010.
The workshop is aimed at science teachers of students aged between 11 and 19 years old. A limited number of places is available and the details for application can be found on the 'How to apply' page.
Develop new skills and network with teachers from across Europe
The workshop is the second to be organised by ESA with the Galileo Teacher Training Programme (GTTP). The GTTP was initiated in 2009 with the long term aim of promoting and supporting astronomy education in classrooms around the world.
Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to gain practical skills to enable them to enhance their teaching of the physical sciences. New, innovative and inspiring tools and methods will be presented using astronomy and space science as the means for engaging students with science. The programme is designed to provide participants with ample time during the workshop to test the activities and become sufficiently confident with the material to enable them to adapt it to the requirements of their national curricula. During the 2010 workshop teachers will participate in a diverse programme of activities that will include sessions about how to access and use the ESA science data archives, ESA Education Resources, image processing software, using robotic telescopes in the classroom and much more.
How and when to apply
Places at this ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop are limited; teachers who wish to apply for a place are advised to visit the 'How to apply' page. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 09:00 CEST on Monday 18 October 2010.
The workshop will commence at 12:00 on Tuesday 7 December and finish at 16:30 on Friday 10 December. A provisional programme is available on the right of this page.
The working language of the workshop will be English; participants must have a sufficient command of the English language to enable them to fully participate in the hands-on activities.
A limited amount of financial support that can be used to offset the cost of travel and accommodation is available to teachers from Member States and Cooperating States. There is no fee for the workshop. More information about the amount of financial support available can be found on the 'Funding support' document.
Rebecca Barnes, sciedu @ esa.int
Information Systems, Communication and Education Support Service
Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration, ESA
Please note that the conditions detailed above are subject to change without prior notice.