Apply now for the ESA/GTTP teacher training workshop 2010
1 October 2010The European Space Agency invites science teachers to apply for a place on the ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop 2010 that will take place on 7 - 10 December 2010 at the NEMO Science Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. A limited number of places are available for this hands-on workshop. The deadline for receipt of applications is 09:00 on 18 October 2010.
Refresh existing lessons and develop new skills
The workshop will commence at 12:00 on Tuesday 7 December and finish at 16:30 on Friday 10 December. A provisional programme is available here.
Apply now – limited number of places available
To apply for a place on this ESA/GTTP Teacher Training workshop download and complete the application form available here.
Completed application forms must be emailed to Rebecca Barnes at scieduesa.int
The deadline for receipt of applications is 09:00 CEST on 18 October 2010.
Successful applicants will be informed that they have secured a place at the workshop on or before 1 November.
Who can apply?
The workshop is open to teachers of the physical sciences in secondary schools (teaching students aged between 11 and 19 years old) of ESA Member States and Cooperating States*.
* The 18 ESA Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. Canada, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia participate in some ESA projects under cooperation agreements.
The working language of the workshop will be English; participants must have a sufficient command of the English language to enable them to fully participate in the hands-on activities. A limited amount of financial support that can be used to offset the cost of travel and accommodation is available to teachers from Member States and Cooperating States. There is no fee for the workshop.
More information about the amount of financial support available can be found here.
About the workshop
The workshop is the second to be organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) with the Galileo Teacher Training Programme (GTTP). The GTTP was initiated in 2009 with the long term aim of promoting and supporting astronomy education in classrooms around the world.
During the workshop new, innovative and inspiring tools and methods will be presented using astronomy and space science as the means for engaging students with science. The programme is designed to provide participants with ample time during the workshop to test the activities and become sufficiently confident with the material to enable them to adapt it to the requirements of their national curricula.
The workshop will be held in the NEMO Science Centre, located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. NEMO is within walking distance of Amsterdam Central Station which provides easy access to public transport throughout the city and to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. There are a number of hotels close to NEMO. For a map of hotels in the local area click here.
Information Systems, Communication and Education Support Service
Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration
European Space Agency