Dec. 5 is Deadline to Apply for Space Foundation's Teacher Liaison Program

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Educators from anywhere in the world are invited to apply by Dec. 5, 2014, 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, here.

This article is part of Space Watch: December 2014 (Volume: 13, Issue: 12).