Apply Now for the Teacher Liaison Program and Connect with Educators Who Love Space

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The Space Foundation’s Teacher Liaison program is a great resource for educators who love space. Teacher Liaisons are extraordinary educators who use space-related education programs in the classroom, and act as advocates for space-based education in their schools and districts.

This international program is open to public, private and homeschool teachers and school administrators, including principals, specialists, curriculum and instruction developers and administrators, and others who deliver education programs to students.

A new flight of educators is accepted each winter, and if selected for the program, the teachers receive Space Foundation training and resources to further integrate space into their classrooms.

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 who want to inspire the next generation of students to pursue and excel in the areas of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM), but membership is open to educators in all disciplines, ranging from science and math to language arts, physical education, special education or the arts. Applicants need only to demonstrate that they effectively integrate space education within their curriculum.

Benefits of the program include complimentary registration for the Space Foundation’s annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, specialized training and instruction at Space Foundation workshops with optional graduate-level credit, opportunities to meet and communicate with top educators, space leaders, astronauts and scientists from around the world and access to exclusive online idea-sharing communities.

The deadline to apply for the next flight of Teacher Liaisons is Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.

Learn more about the Teacher Liaison program and how to apply by visiting the new Space Foundation Discovery Center and Education website here.

Applications will be reviewed by the Teacher Liaison Selection Committee in January 2017.

This article is part of Space Watch: October 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 10).