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Apply Now to Become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison

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Apply Now to Become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 7, 2010) — Educators who effectively use spce themes to inspire students and strengthen lesson plans have a great opportunity for additional support from the nation’s premier space advocacy organization. The Space Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2011 flight of Teacher Liaisons.

This will be the ninth year of this prestigious, nationally recognized program that provides an honored few educators numerous benefits and privileges, helps strengthen their teaching skills, builds resumes and influences education at a national level. Teacher Liaisons do not need to be science or math teachers; they need only to have a desire to integrate space education within their curriculum.

Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons serve as active links between the Space Foundation, NASA and their schools and school districts. This influential role includes numerous benefits, privileges and activities such as special recognition during the 27th National Space Symposium, to be held at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 11-14, 2011.

Benefits include:

  • COMPLIMENTARY 27th National Space Symposium registration – a $1,795 value!
  • COMPLIMENTARY Exhibit Center admission at the 27th National Space Symposium
  • Specialized training and instruction at Space Foundation and NASA workshops with optional graduate-level credit Exclusive STEM professional development experiences with optional continuing education credit
  • A special logo shirt worn only by Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons
  • Special space-oriented student programs created just for Teacher Liaisons

Lockheed Martin co-sponsored the 2010 flight of Teacher Liaisons, which added 31 outstanding educators, representing 28 schools in 10 states and Puerto Rico. The program has more than 320 active participants nationwide. Honorees are selected by a panel comprising representatives from the space industry and the military and experienced Teacher Liaisons.

Teacher Liaison Requirements
Once selected, Teacher Liaisons are expected to perform the following:

  • Actively support and implement space science activities and materials into teaching curriculum
  • Serve as a school focal point for Space Foundation activities
  • Attend at least one Space Foundation week-long Space Across the Curriculum course
  • Stay in contact via e-mail on a quarterly basis with Teacher Liaison Coordinator
  • Actively participate in the Teacher Liaison on-line forums sharing ideas and resources used within the classroom

To Apply
There is no fee to apply, or membership cost. Additional information is available at [email protected].

About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit organization and the foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry – civil, commercial, military and intelligence. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” An expert in all aspects of the global space industry, the Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily 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. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas and Cape Canaveral, Fla. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

Pictured: Space Foundation Teacher Liaison Workshop at the 26th National Space Symposium in April 2010.