INTRODUCTION

 

ESA Summer Workshop for Teachers 2015

This year ESA is organising another unique workshop dedicated to school teachers. The workshop will include an outstanding three-day programme, as well as a visit to one of ESA’s establishments. The deadline for application is Friday 3 April 2015.

The workshop  will be held at ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, from 8 - 10 July 2015.

For whom?

The workshop is open to primary and secondary school teachers of STEM-related subjects residing and working within any of the  ESA Member States and Cooperating Countries. 

Due to the increasing interest demonstrated by teachers in our previous editions, the maximum number of participants this year has been increased to 120. The working language of the workshop will be English. 

What to expect

Participants will attend plenary sessions hosted by the scientists and engineers working on ESA’s exciting space endeavours, who will set the scenery and give an insight into the latest ESA missions and cutting-edge space research.

Primary and secondary school teachers will have the opportunity to follow separate practical sessions dedicated to their respective target age-groups of students, where they will explore and discuss experiments and demonstrations that can be used in the classroom. Whether teachers are already using space as a thematic approach or not, ESA has developed many resources that will be showcased in this workshop. 

Focus on practical sessions and space lectures 

The space themes that will be covered during the workshop are: Gravity; Rosetta, comets and the Solar System; Planet Earth; Light; and space exploration and human spaceflight.

Articulated around these themes, the workshop programme is aimed at providing an inspirational professional development opportunity. It will feature key note speeches from top-level space experts, as well as practical sessions demonstrating how space can be used when teaching and learning STEM subjects.

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