Teachers: Register Now For Summer Space Across the Curriculum Courses

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Now is the time for educators who want some new ideas for classroom STEM activities to sign up for Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development summer courses, which are being held in four different locations this year – some open to any teacher and some offered to specific school systems.

Courses held at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo., are open to all teachers and cover topics including meteorology, robotics, astronomy and living and working in space. These week-long intensive graduate-level courses for PreK-12 educators provide space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content that is instantly transferable to the classroom. All courses are experiential, hands-on and focused on national standards and STEM principles. Although the underlying focus is on STEM, the courses are structured to adapt lessons to all grade levels and all curriculum areas. Participants do NOT need to be science or math teachers. Public, private and homeschool teachers from around the globe are welcome.

New this year! For the first time, the Earth Systems Science course (June 11-15) will be held at the new Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, taking advantage of its close proximity to Garden of the Gods park for the field work portion of the class. Headquarters is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in the Garden of the Gods high tech corridor. This course is also open to all teachers.

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See the 2012 Space Across the Curriculum course schedule and registration form here.

Class in Pueblo, Colo.
The week of June 25 – 29, the Space Foundation is offering a Space Across the Curriculum rocketry class in Pueblo, Colo., that is free to Pueblo D60 teachers. The class will be held at Colorado State University – Pueblo, and is open to all educators. Teachers from outside of Pueblo D60  pay a $175 materials fee. For information, please contact Space Foundation Education Programs Administrator Chrys Rheinbolt at [email protected].  

Courses in Charles County, Md.
The Space Foundation also offers Space Across the Curriculum courses specifically for Charles County (Md.) Public Schools teachers through a partnership with the school district. Interested teachers should contact Monique Wilson, coordinator for STEM Education, at [email protected].

Pictured: Teachers find nanotechnology amusing in the 2011 Space Across the Curriculum course at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs.

This article is part of Space Watch: May 2012 (Volume: 11, Issue: 5).