Teacher Liaison Application Process
- Application window: Begins May 18 to November 25, 2016
- Create and validate an account
- Fill out the application questionnaire
- Submit a lesson to share with other teachers around the world
- Scan and upload a signed letter of recommendation from your supervisor, principal or superintendent
- Submit application by deadline - completed applications are due Friday, November 25, 2016 and will be reviewed by the Teacher Liaison Selection Committee in January 2017.
What is a Teacher Liaison?
Teacher Liaisons are extraordinary educators who use space-related education programs and principles in the classroom to act as advocates for space-based education in their schools and districts. If selected for the program, they receive Space Foundation training and resources to further integrate space into their classrooms. The program is open to public, private and homeschool teachers and school administrators, including principals, specialists, curriculum and instruction developers and administrators, and others who deliver education programs to students.
Started in 2002, this prestigious, internationally recognized program provides an honored few benefits and privileges that improve teaching skills, strengthens resumes and influences space and science education at an international level. More than 150 educators from throughout the world are active Teacher Liaisons.
We select a new flight of Teacher Liaisons each January. Once selected, Teacher Liaisons may remain active in the program as long as they continue to meet requirements for using and advocating for space-based education in their classrooms or schools.
Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons serve as active links between the Space Foundation and their schools and school districts and often work with other space organizations, such as NASA.
Who is Eligible?
Teacher Liaisons may be any PreK-20 educator or other professional or informal educator in the PreK-20 arena. Teacher Liaisons tend to be Master Teachers who want to inspire the next generation of students to pursue and excel in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), but membership is open to educators in all disciplines, ranging from science and math to language arts, physical education, special education or the arts. Applicants need only to demonstrate that they effectively integrate space education within their curriculum.
- Complimentary registration for the Space Symposium
- Special recognition during the Space Symposium
- Complimentary Exhibit Center admission at the Space Symposium
- Specialized training and instruction at Space Foundation workshops with optional graduate-level credit
- Cutting-edge space education materials, including standards-based lesson plans, training and NASA activities
- Opportunities to meet and communicate with top educators, space leaders, astronauts and scientists from around the world
- Teacher Liaison online community to be a mentor for other teachers around the world
- International recognition as an advocate in promoting and improving space and science education
- A special "logo shirt" worn ONLY by Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons
- "First" opportunities to attend Space Foundation Discovery Center, Science On a Sphere® and other special presentations, and an opportunity to bring your class to an Audience With an Astronaut, tours of space exhibits and to participate in program pilots or course evaluations