Due to the evolution of the corona virus situation in Europe, and in line with the recommendations of ESA's Director General on travel restrictions for health and safety reasons, the ESA Education Office has decided to cancel most of the teachers' workshops (see table below), to limit potential exposure of participants or employees to the virus. Applicants or selected participants will be notified individually.*
The ESA Education Office reserves the right to cancel the remaining scheduled teachers' workshops.
ESA Education develops several different activities to support the integration of the space topic in the classroom, at primary and secondary levels.
For teachers, ESA provides regular teacher training workshops at their facilities in ESTEC, the Netherlands, and in the e-Technology Lab, ESEC - Galaxia, in Belgium. The workshops are open to teachers from all ESA Member States, Canada and Slovenia.
|Date||Teacher training||Level||Application status||Deadline to submit applications|
|1–3 April 2020||ESA robotics and automation teacher workshops||Secondary||Cancelled||28 February 2020|
|27–28 April 2020||ESA robotics and automation teacher workshops||Primary||Cancelled||9 March 2020|
|6–8 May 2020||ESA robotics and automation teacher workshops||Secondary||Cancelled||13 March 2020|
|25–26 May 2020||ESA robotics and automation teacher workshops||Primary||Cancelled||23 March 2020|
|3–5 June 2020||ESA robotics and automation teacher workshops||Secondary||Open*||6 April 2020|
|18–19 June 2020||ESA robotics and automation teacher workshops||Primary||Open*||15 April 2020|
|07–10 July 2020||ESA Summer Teacher Workshop||Primary and secondary||Cancelled||12 March 2020|
|01–04 October 2020||ESA Autumn Teacher Workshop||Primary and secondary||Cancelled||12 March 2020|
ESA also provides support for teachers at national level through the ESERO network. A key objective of ESA's ESERO project is to provide teacher training courses based on space-related resources adapted to the national curricula. This is achieved either by introducing ESA material to existing courses or by developing and delivering original courses including hands-on experiments. Such endeavours are performed in collaboration with appropriate national partners. When possible, the courses are officially accredited Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses.
For more information about teacher training courses and other activities in your country visit the webpage of your national ESERO.