INTRODUCTION

ESA is once again organising a training workshop for science teachers in association with the Galileo Teacher Training Programme (GTTP). The sixth in a series of training workshops, the ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop will be held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, between 23 and 27 November, 2015. Applications to attend the workshop will be accepted until 09:00 CEST on 21 September 2015.

For whom?
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.
 
This workshop is free to attend, but is limited to 20 places. Teachers will be selected based on the information provided in their application form. Priority will be given to teachers who have not participated in previous ESA teacher workshops.

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 lectures from ESA experts. Cosmic light will be one of the main topics this year in celebration of the International Year of Light. Participants will also find out more about ESA Education activities and resources, as well as the latest from ESA space science and astronomy missions. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to network with their peers from across Europe. For an idea of what to expect, please see the 2014 ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop programme.

Terms of participation
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.


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