Educators: Apply Now for Space Foundation's International Teacher Liaison Program
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 26, 2013) - If space and teaching are your passions, the Space Foundation can connect you with other like-minded educators around the globe to share ideas for bringing space themes into the classroom.
Educators from anywhere in the world, who have an interest in space, are invited to apply now to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison. This prestigious program has nearly 300 active participants, and helps educators use space themes to strengthen curriculum and inspire students. Teacher Liaisons do not need to be science or math teachers; they need only have a desire to integrate space education within their curriculum.
Teacher Liaisons are extraordinary educators who 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 the classroom. 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.
Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons receive numerous benefits and privileges, such as complimentary registration for, and special recognition during, the 30th Space Symposium, to be held at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., U.S.A., May 19-22, 2014.
Other benefits include:
- Innovative space education materials
- Communication with top educators from around the world
- Access to the Teacher Liaison online forums
- "First" opportunities to attend special presentations, such as an Audience with an Astronaut or tours of space exhibits, to participate in program pilots or course evaluations
- Specialized training and instruction at Space Foundation workshops with optional graduate-level credit
- International recognition as an advocate in promoting and improving space and science education through standards-based lesson plans, training and NASA activities
There is no fee to apply, or membership cost. Apply online by Dec. 6, 2013, at www.spacefoundation.org/education.
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and from its Washington, D.C., office, conducts government affairs, publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.
Pictured: Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons at the Space Foundation Northrop Grumman Science Center in Colorado Springs.