International Affairs

Dec. 4 is Deadline to Apply for International Teacher Liaison Program

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Educators from anywhere in the world are invited to apply now to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison. This prestigious program helps educators use space themes to strengthen curriculum and inspire student’s interest in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).

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 32nd Space Symposium, to be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, April 11-14, 2016.

Other benefits include:

  • Complimentary registration for the Space Symposium
  • Special recognition during the Space Symposium
  • Complimentary Exhibit Center admission at the Space Symposium
  • Specialized training and instruction at Space Foundation workshops with optional graduate-level credit
  • Cutting-edge space education materials, including 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
  • Teacher Liaison online community to be a mentor for other teachers around the world
  • International recognition as an advocate in promoting and improving space and science education
  • A special “logo shirt” worn ONLY by Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons
  • “First” opportunities to attend Space Foundation Discovery Center,  Science On a Sphere® and other special presentations, and an opportunity to bring your class to an Audience With an Astronaut, tours of space exhibits and to participate in program pilots or course evaluations

To Apply

There is no membership fee or cost to apply. See more information and submit an application online by Dec. 4, 2015, at

This article is part of Space Watch: November 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 11).