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Space Foundation Announces 3rd Annual Dr. Rochelle Abrams Space Across the Curriculum Professional Development Sessions

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

Applications are now open for the Space Foundation’s 3rd annual Dr. Rochelle Abrams Space Across the Curriculum Teacher Professional Development, being presented virtually this year. Don’t miss this immersive, collaborative, out-of-this-world educational adventure, being offered twice during the month of July. Throughout each week, you’ll gain crucial tools and resources that you can take back to your classroom, helping you reimagine your curriculum
in the post-COVID world, focusing on:

  • 21st century essential skills
  • Remote project management skills
  • The ins and outs of project-based learning
  • Strategies and resources to help you navigate the world of eLearning
  • Student engagement in an online environment
  • Getting equipped with the tools and resources you need to hit the ground running

Scholarships are available for teachers in both formal and informal education, with an application deadline of June 26, 2020. This opportunity is also available to Space Foundation International Teacher Liaisons.

The project:

Mission Asteria: Creating the Lunar Outpost
We are entering a new era in space exploration, in which we will be headed, “back to the Moon, and on to Mars,” with an expected industry boom from the current $350 billion, to an anticipated $1.1 trillion by the 2040s. This kind of staggering growth will bring with it a slew of new job opportunities — jobs that have yet to be imagined. This Lunar Outpost Project will equip you to train the next generation of scientists, engineers, and space explorers sitting in your classroom for these upcoming positions within the space community. Through an immersive, project-based learning experience, participants will embark on a journey to develop the very first human lunar outpost, culminating in a presentation that will require all the components needed to establish a new space civilization.

Session One

  • July 20 – July 24 (with an introductory session held on Friday, July 17)

Session Two

  • July 27 – July 31 (with an introductory session held on Friday, July 24)

What’s included:

  • Tuition for the class, minus a $25 nonrefundable processing fee.
  • The Buck Institute’s “Project-Based Learning in Elementary Grades” or “Project-Based Learning Starter Kit for Middle or High School.” (You will be prompted to choose the appropriate book for the grade level you teach during the application )
  • A one-year subscription to Teamwork — an added value of $1,640.
  • A $300 stipend (to be mailed in the form of a check after the completion of the final survey).
  • 30 Professional Development Hours (certificate to be provided after the completion of the
    final survey).

About Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the world’s premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office, as well as field representatives in Houston and on the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space Certificationand Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both websites — and — and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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