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Apply Now for Space Foundation's International Teacher Liaison Program

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 16, 2014) – If space and teaching are your passions, the Space Foundation can connect you with other like-minded educators around the globe to share ideas for bringing space themes into the classroom.

Educators from anywhere in the world are invited to apply now to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison. This prestigious program has 200 active participants, and helps educators use space themes to strengthen curriculum and inspire students interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Teacher Liaisons may be any PreK-20 educator, or other professional or informal educator in the PreK-20 arena. Teacher Liaisons tend to be Master Teachers, but the program welcomes public, private and homeschool teachers and school administrators, including principals, specialists, curriculum and instruction developers, and others who deliver education programs to students.

Membership is open to educators in all disciplines, ranging from science and math to physical education, special education or the arts. Applicants need only demonstrate that they effectively integrate space education within their curriculum.

Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons receive numerous benefits and privileges, such as complimentary registration for, and special recognition during, the 31st Space Symposium, to be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, April 13-16, 2015.

Other benefits include:

  • International recognition as an advocate for promoting and improving space and science education through standards-based lesson plans, training and NASA activities
  • Opportunities to meet and communicate with top educators, space leaders, astronauts and scientists from around the world
  • Exclusive Teacher Liaison online community for sharing ideas
  • “First” opportunities to attend Space Foundation Discovery Center presentations, or participate in remote Science On a Sphere® GlobalCasts
  • Opportunity to bring your class to an Audience With an Astronaut, or participate remotely, and access to program pilots or course evaluations
  • Specialized training and instruction at Space Foundation workshops with optional graduate-level credit
  • Access to innovative space education materials

To Apply
There is no membership fee or cost to apply. Please see membership requirements, and submit application online by Dec. 5, 2014, at www.spacefoundation.org/education.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

 


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