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ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop 2013 – apply now

09/09/2013 4291 views 5 likes
ESA / Education / Teachers' Corner

ESA is once again joining with the Galileo Teacher Training Programme (GTTP) for a new training workshop for science teachers, which will take place in the Netherlands in November 2013. Apply now!

The 2013 workshop, the fourth in a series, is aimed at teachers of students between 11 and 19 years of age and will be held from 25 to 29 November at The Lorentz Center@Snellius, Leiden, the Netherlands. A limited number of places are available. Applications will be accepted until 09:00 CEST on 14 October 2013.

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
Teachers wishing to apply should complete the online application form that can be found on the workshop website.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 09:00 CET on 14 October 2013.
Successful applicants will be notified by 18 October 2013.

Who can apply?
The workshop is open to physical sciences secondary school  teachers of students between 11 and 19 years of age within ESA Member States and Cooperating States*.

Teachers using handcrafted spectroscopes
Teachers using handcrafted spectroscopes

Workshop details

The workshop will commence at 10:00 CET on Monday 25 November and finish at 16:00 CET on Friday 29 November. A provisional programme is available on the workshop website.

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.

A maximum of 400 euro per selected participant will be available towards travel expenses and will be reimbursed after the workshop. Accommodation will be organised by the Lorentz Center and there is no fee for the workshop.


Rebecca Barnes
Communication and Education Support Service,
Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration, ESA
Email: sciedu @

Gerda Filippo
Lorentz Center workshop coordinator
Email: Filippo @

* ESA Member States in 2013
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Canada (Associate Member)
European Cooperating States
Estonia, Hungary, Slovenia, Latvia
Cooperating states
Cyprus, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia

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