The fifth in a series of training workshops for science teachers, organised by ESA and the Galileo Teacher Training Programme (GTTP), is now open for applications. The workshop will be held at the Lorentz Center@Snellius, Leiden, in the Netherlands. A limited number of places are available. Applications will be accepted until 09:00 CEST on 13 October 2014.
What to expect
Participants at this workshop will have the chance to explore innovative ways to use space science and astronomy in the classroom to engage students in the sciences. Teachers attending will be presented with a diverse workshop programme consisting of practical sessions, and inspiring lectures from ESA experts. Participants will find out more about ESA Education activities and resources, as well as the latest from ESA space science and astronomy missions such as Rosetta – Europe’s comet chaser. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to network with their peers from across Europe. For an idea of what to expect see the 2013 ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop programme (http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2013/596/program.php3?wsid=596&venue=Snellius).
Apply now - limited number of places available
Teachers wishing to apply should complete the online application form [http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2014/670/info.php3?wsid=670&venue=Snellius]. Teachers will be selected to attend the workshop based on the information provided in their application form.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 09:00 CEST on 13 October 2014.
Successful applicants will be informed that they have secured a place at the workshop on or before 17 October 2014.
Who can apply?
The workshop is open to teachers (of students between 12 and 18 years of age) of the physical sciences in secondary schools within ESA Member States and Cooperating States*. Please note that priority will be given to teachers who have not participated in previous ESA teacher workshops.
* ESA Member States in 2014
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Canada, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia and Slovenia.
Teachers applying to attend the workshop are asked that, if selected, they will carry out all of the activities listed below, following their participation.
1. Demonstrate active dissemination of knowledge acquired at the workshop by organising at least two workshops for other teachers (the first should take place within 6 months of the ESA workshop).
2. Take action to promote ESA education resources, for example, at teacher conferences, to other schools, through publication of articles in journals, newsletters, blogs, websites etc.
3. Complete a dissemination report issued by ESA, once after four months and again one year after the workshop, reporting on the actions taken in points 1 and 2 above.
The workshop will commence at 10:00 CET on Monday 8 December and finish at 16:00 CET on Friday 12 December.
The working language of the workshop will be English; participants must have a sufficient command of the language to be able to fully participate in all sessions of the workshop.
Attendance at the entire workshop is mandatory. Participants are encouraged to bring their personal laptops; internet access will be organised at the workshop location.
Sponsorship and costs
There is no fee to participate in the workshop. The Lorentz Center and ESA will arrange and sponsor the costs of hotel accommodation, lunches and refreshments for all selected participants during the workshop, as well as one social dinner.
A maximum of 400 euro per selected participant will be available towards travel expenses and will be reimbursed after the workshop. Participants are expected to cover the costs of evening meals, with the exception of the social dinner.
Communication and Education Support Service,
Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration, ESA
Galileo Teacher Training Programme