The Anna and Kathryn Probert Educator Enrichment Scholarship provides a selected educator at The Classical Academy (TCA) Central Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo., tuition, material fees plus a $500 stipend to participate in one of the Space Foundation's week-long Space Across the Curriculum
summer courses. The courses cover topics ranging from rocketry, robotics and astronomy to living and working in space, and are designed to help teachers use space themes in their classrooms to improve student performance in literacy, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and other subject areas.
The scholarship was established by Iain and Karla Probert in honor of their daughters. Iain Probert is Space Foundation Vice President - Education and Discovery.
Brenda D. Krause, a kindergarten teacher at The Classical Academy (TCA) Central Campus, is the 2013 recipient of the Anna and Kathryn Probert Educator Enrichment Scholarship. She will use the scholarship to attend the Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development course Pre-K-2 Early Childhood Space Exploration.
In her application, Krause wrote: Kindergarten students are naturally fascinated with space. I would be especially excited and energized to find ways to teach space and science that would cover multiple discipline areas.
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be a teacher, member of the administration, librarian, tech teacher or resource teacher based at The Classical Academy Central Campus, and you must be able to attend one of the Space Foundation's Colorado Springs-based Space Across the Curriculum summer courses.
The deadline to apply for the 2014 scholarship will be March 1, 2014.