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Teacher Liaison Forum Goes Live
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Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons can now easily share information and ideas with each other – regardless of where they are located – through the new online Teacher Liaison Forum.
The Forum is exclusive to members of the Space Foundation Teacher Liaison Officer program, which provides training, materials, and support to extraordinary educators who effectively use space to educate and motivate students. Users can ask questions and chat with each other about classroom ideas, and upload and share lessons that they have found to be successful. Many have already shared ideas on activities they learned in the Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum courses and then adapted for their own use. Several have also shared pictures of lessons or videos that they have used to inspire and excite their students.
“Our goal is to make the Forum a place where the best classroom teachers can gather and share successful activities to make their classrooms even more effective,” said Aerospace Education Specialist Bobby Gagnon, The Space Foundation education lead on developing the site. “In just the first few days, teachers from Alaska, Colorado, Maryland, and Florida were able to chat with each other and share ideas on topics such as remote sensing in the classroom.”
Teacher Liaisons learned about remote sensing at the educator workshop during the Space Foundation’s 26th National Space Symposium last month. Attending the Symposium is one of the benefits of becoming a Teacher Liaison.
Space Foundation Web Developer Christopher Stevens worked with Gagnon to develop the site.
Pictured: Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons share ideas during the remote sensing workshop at the 26th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.
This article is part of Space Watch: May 2010 (Volume: 9, Issue: 5).
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