Press Release

IAC 2010 Professional Development Programme

By SpaceRef Editor
September 25, 2010
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The Space Education and Outreach Committee (SEOC) of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), in collaboration with the International Space Education Board, will be offering educator professional development workshops for a maximum of 20 primary and 20 secondary teachers at the forthcoming 2010 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in the Czech Republic.

Delivered during a full day of hands-on and minds-on learning about rocketry, robotics, planetary exploration and the science of building spacecraft, educators will learn about the space context while further developing their knowledge, tools and confidence in the areas of science and technology to facilitate bringing space into their respective classrooms and thereby inspiring science learning among the next space generation.

The Space Educator Professional Development sessions and two special keynote addresses will take place on Saturday 25 September from 09:00 until 17:00. These sessions will prepare participating educators so that they can also take full advantage of the multitude of plenary and technical sessions offered during the IAC from 27 September – 1 October 2010 at the Prague Congress Centre.

As part of that collaborative effort, the European Space Agency (ESA) will showcase teaching material developed and distributed in the framework of its ESERO (European Space Education Resource Office) project.

*The workshop alongside attendance at various IAC events on Monday will be free to participants.* Educators who wish to attend the whole week of the IAC can pay 100 Euros on site.

When applying, please note that supporting documentation should include name, address, email address, school name and its address, grades/ages/subjects being taught and your status as a teacher.

Join us in Prague and become a recognized member of the International Space Education community!

SpaceRef staff editor.