Become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison

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Become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison Do you have what it takes to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison?

Apply now to become one of the select educators from across the nation chosen to be a part of this prestigious, nationally recognized program that provides an elite group of educators with numerous benefits and privileges to help them grow their teaching skills, strengthen their résumés, and influence space and science education at a national level.

Teacher Liaisons are advocates for space science education who receive Space Foundation training and resources to further integrate space into their classrooms. They also participate in workshops and education programs at the National Space Symposium. The program, which is entering its seventh year, has 275 active participants.

The Space Foundation will select the new flight of Teacher Liaisons in January 2010. Honorees are selected by a panel comprising experienced Teacher Liaisons and representatives from the space industry and the military.

To be eligible to become a Teacher Liaison, you must:

  • Be a PreK–20 educator, or other professional or informal educator in the PreK-20 arena
  • Want to inspire the next generation of students to pursue and excel in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

You do not need to be a science or math teacher, but you must have a desire to integrate space education within your curriculum.

Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons serve as an active link between the Space Foundation, NASA, and their schools and school districts. This influential role includes numerous benefits, privileges, and activities, including:

  • FREE registration to the 26th National Space Symposium held at the five–star Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 12-5, 2010 – a $1,610 value!
  • Special recognition at the 26th National Space Symposium
  • FREE admission to the Exhibit Center at the 26th National Space Symposium
  • Specialized training and instruction at Space Foundation and NASA workshops with optional graduate-level credit
  • Exclusive science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professional development experiences with optional continuing education credit
  • Special space-oriented student programs created just for Teacher Liaisons
  • A special “logo shirt” worn only by Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons

Pictured: Space Foundation Teacher Liaison Liz Dalzell, a sixth grade teacher at Horizon Middle School in Colorado Springs


This article is part of Space Watch: December 2009 (Volume: 8, Issue: 12).