Applications open for ESA Robotics Teacher Training Workshop
Lower secondary school teachers from ESA Member States* are invited to apply to a unique training module on robotics.
The workshop will take place at ESA’s ESEC centre located in Belgium on 26 and 27 October 2017. During the 2-day workshop, teachers will learn how to use space robotics to explain physics and technology curricular subjects, and will discover and master new tools and inquiry-based practices for STEM teaching and learning at school.
Do not miss this opportunity, the number of available seats is limited! The deadline to apply for this workshop is 25 September 2017.
What to expect
The workshop participants will be guided through activities that can be performed in the classroom: creating robots using LEGO Mindstorm tools and using them to perform a ‘mission to Mars’ with specific discovery objectives. The states of matter, light, computer programming, data collection and analysis, as well as the technology behind telecommunications, are among the subjects that will be investigated.
Inspired by real ESA space missions, participants will learn about the different kinds of expertise and skills necessary to make a space project successful, and will be given hints about possible science and technology careers.
Who can apply?
The workshop is open to lower secondary school teachers of STEM-related subjects residing and working within any ESA Member State*
How and when to apply?
Teachers wishing to participate should fill in the application application form;
The deadline to submit applications is 25 September 2017. Applicants will be notified by 2 October 2017 on whether or not their participation to the workshop is confirmed.
The workshop will take place at ESA’s ESEC centre located in Redu, Belgium. The programme also includes a visit of ESEC and the nearby Euro Space Centre (ESC). Further practical details will be communicated directly to the selected participants.
The working language of the workshop will be English.
Attendance to the entire workshop is mandatory.
Sponsorship and costs
Selected teachers should arrange their travel from a departure point in an ESA Member or Associate State to the location of the training course, and back to their original departure point. Travel expenses will be covered up to a maximum of 200 € per teacher. These expenses will be reimbursed to the teacher’s bank account after the event, on production of valid, original receipts.
For the duration of the workshop, accommodation, catering, and local transportation will be organised, booked, and paid by ESA’s Education Office. Teachers will be sharing hotel rooms.
Teachers are responsible for their own arrangements for passports, visas, and any additional insurance required.
For more information, please contact e-roboticslab @ esa.int