Teachers: Register Now to Attend Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum This Summer
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 20, 2013) - Teachers face many challenges in developing lesson plans that engage students, meet standards, support classroom, school, district, state and national objectives and are fun and rewarding to deliver. The Space Foundation offers support by providing professional development to educators and pre-service teachers with programs that meet education standards by integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) across the curriculum.
The Space Foundation offers these week-long graduate-level courses for pre-k - 12 educators to provide STEM content that is instantly transferable to the classroom. Participants do not need to be science or math teachers. Public, private and homeschool teachers from around the globe are welcome.
The Space Foundation is offering two Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses in Colorado Springs this summer:
Meteorology and Space Weather
June 17-21, at Space Foundation World Headquarters, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, 80907
This course examines the different areas of meteorology and how to incorporate them into the classroom, plus discussion of how weather impacts our daily lives. Hands-on lessons will be used to teach meteorology and the course includes a trip to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colo.
Pre-K-2 Early Childhood Space Exploration
July 8-12 at Space Foundation Discovery Institute, 105 Coleridge Avenue, 80909
Centered on space and science education for early learners, this course provides tools to inspire eager young minds through inquiry-based learning. The curriculum includes age-appropriate, hands-on activities that participants can use with their students.
See more information and sign up now for these summer courses at www.spacefoundation.org/education/programs
About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." The Space Foundation 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. The Space Foundation was founded in 1983 and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Its world headquarters features a public Discovery Center with two main areas - the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®. The Space Foundation also conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.