Meet Educators Who Love Space: Apply Now for the Teacher Liaison Program

Written by: developer

Nov. 25 is the deadline to apply for the 2017 flight of the Space Foundation’s international Teacher Liaison program.

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.

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 are 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, 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.

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


This article is part of Space Watch: November 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 11).