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ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop 2018 open for applications

30/08/2018 6112 views 23 likes
ESA / Education / Teachers' Corner

The ESA/GTTP Teacher Training workshop 2018 will take place 20 – 23 November at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. This series of ESA teacher workshops is run in association with the Galileo Teacher Training Programme (GTTP) and returns for its ninth edition. Applications are due by 09:00 CEST on Monday 1 October 2018. 

What to expect

During the diverse workshop programme teachers will explore innovative ways of using the topic of space in the classroom. This will be achieved through practical sessions, to try out and discuss classroom experiments and demonstrations, alongside sessions that will investigate applying different teaching methods (such as inquiry-based and project-based learning) in the science classroom.

In addition, participants will attend keynote lectures from ESA experts, have an opportunity to visit the ESTEC facilities, and network with their peers from across Europe to share ideas and best practises.

Who can apply?

The workshop is open to secondary school teachers (of students between 11 and 18 years old) of STEM-related subjects residing and working within any ESA Member and Associate States.

Please note that priority will be given to teachers who have not participated in previous ESA teacher workshops.

Apply now - limited number of places available

Teachers wishing to apply for a place at the workshop should complete the online application form

Teachers will be selected based on the information provided.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 09:00 CEST on 1 October 2018.

Successful applicants will be informed that they have secured a place at the workshop on or before 9 October 2018.

Workshop details

Teachers building a bionic hand
Teachers building a bionic hand

The workshop will take place at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

The workshop will start at 09:00 CET on Tuesday 20 November 2018 and finish at 16:30 CET on Friday 23 November 2018.

The working language of the workshop is English; participants must have a sufficient knowledge of the language to be able to fully participate in all sessions of the workshop.

Attendance for the entire workshop is mandatory.

Participants are expected to bring their personal laptops. Internet access will be organised on location.

Sponsorship and costs

There is no fee to participate in the workshop. ESA will arrange and sponsor the cost of hotel accommodation for 4 nights, local transport between the hotel in Leiden and ESTEC, lunches and refreshments for all participants during the workshop, as well as one social dinner. In addition, up to 200 euros per participant will be available towards travel expenses and will be reimbursed after the workshop.

Participants are expected to cover additional costs for their travel to and from the Netherlands, and the cost of evening meals, with the exception of one social dinner offered by ESA.

Rebecca Barnes
Directorate of Science, ESA

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