ESA is teaming up again with the Galileo Teacher Training Programme (GTTP) to organise the third in a series of training workshops for science teachers.
The 2012 workshop, aimed at teachers of students between 11 and 19 years of age, will be held from 14 to 17 February at ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre, near Madrid, Spain.
Refresh existing lessons and develop new skills
Participants at this workshop will have the chance to learn about innovative tools and methods that use space science and astronomy to engage students in the sciences. In addition to networking with their peers from across Europe, participants will have the opportunity to gain new skills that will enhance their teaching methods and refresh existing lessons.
Teachers attending the workshop will participate in a diverse programme of activities that includes sessions about how to use data from ESA missions, tutorials in using image processing software, examples of classroom applications using robotic telescopes, presentations from ESA scientists, and much more. The programme is designed to familiarise participants with the material presented to enable them to adapt it to the requirements of their national curricula.
Apply now - limited number of places available
The workshop is open to teachers (of students between 11 and 19 years of age) of the physical sciences in secondary schools within ESA Member States and Cooperating States*.
Teachers wishing to apply should download and complete the application form available in the right-hand menu.
Completed forms must be emailed to Rebecca Barnes at sciedu @ esa.int The deadline for receipt of applications is 09:00 CEST on 12 December 2011.
Successful applicants will be notified by 16 December 2011.
The workshop will commence at 10:00 CET on Tuesday, 14 February, and finish at 16:30 CET on Friday, 17 February. A provisional programme is available in the right-hand menu.
The working language of the workshop will be English; participants must have a sufficient command of the language to be able to fully participate in the hands-on activities.
Attendance at the entire workshop is mandatory. Participants are encouraged to bring their personal laptops; network access will be organised on location.
Some limited financial support will be available for use towards travel costs. Accommodation will be organised by ESA and there is no fee for the workshop. More information on the financial support can be found in the 'Funding support' document in the right-hand menu.
Rebecca Barnes, sciedu @ esa.int
Information Systems, Communication and Education Support Service
Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration, ESA
* ESA Member States in 2012
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Canada, Estonia, Hungary and Slovenia.