Teachers face many challenges in the classroom such as decreased funding, lack of ideas and time for developing lesson plans which engage students, as well as time to create lesson which are fun and rewarding to deliver.
We have the solution! We are producing instant, online training and support to help you be the best teacher you can be and save you time and energy! Join our Space Education Specialists, who are former classroom master teachers, in our new Space Across the Curriculum Webinars and Space Foundation Lunch Bytes.
Keep your eyes peeled for announcements of our upcoming trainings through our web site, social media and direct emails. We look forward to “seeing” you in one of our new virtual sessions!
Space Across the Curriculum Webinars
For a limited-time, these sessions are being offered at $5, so sign up today!
Space Across the Curriculum Webinars are our NEW half-day, teacher professional development seminars offered during LIVE presentations virtually which you can log into from anywhere including from home! Learn new lessons, watch hands-on activities and interact with the presenters!
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
On Saturday, March 30th, join Slade Bradbury and Keith Butler, Space Education Specialists at the Space Foundation for an exciting ASTRONOMY webinar. Learn how to implement quick, easy, and fun classroom activities that are astronomy focused for students in middle school through high school. Activities presented will be: “How to build a mini-planetarium” , “Build a mini-telescope” and “Making Constellations”. Sign up today to freshen up your classroom lessons.
Robots in Space/Mission Possible: Grant-Writing 101!
Saturday, May 4th, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
On Saturday, May 4th, Ruth Butler and Jodie Guillen, Space Education Specialists at the Space Foundation will take you on the journey of a lifetime! Take ozobots for a spin as we journey through the Milky Way, code spheros to help visualize just how BIG Jupiter REALLY is, hold NOAA’s Science on a Sphere in the palm of your hand, learn how LiDAR helped rescue the soccer team trapped in the caves in Thailand, and so much more!
Do you have ZERO budget to bring awesome technology to your school? NO PROBLEM! Funding Dreams will help you hit the ground running with the tools you need to write your first grant! You’ll even have your grant impact statement written and ready to go before the end of the day! Join this webinar to increase your confidence and get some of that grant money into your classroom today!Register Now!
Surviving on Mars
TBD 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Carah Barbarick and Leanne Rehme, Space Education Specialists at the Space Foundation will present, “Surviving on Mars”. This webinar is a series of hands-on lessons based on humans surviving on Mars and include landing design, habitat creation, space suit design, and human nourishment. It will be an exciting and informative session! Sign up today!
Space Foundation Lunch Bytes (coming soon!)
Space Foundation Lunch Bytes are NEW mini sessions geared for the lunch break! These mini-sessions are designed for any teacher to watch during lunch or your planning period! Learn how to write grants, integrate technology in your classroom, catch up on quick space facts, and so much more!
Using ancient technology as well as current technology astronauts can build Mars habitats. You will hear from one of the Space Foundation’s interns about the ancient technology that could work as well as our Space Education Specialists about the current technologies.
The Art of Exoplanets
Description – Learn about exoplanets, how they are detected, and the missions which have discovered exoplanets in our galaxy over the past decade. Learn how to connect space science and art through an exoplanet art project for your students.
LIDAR technology is being used in mapping caves, finding underground ruins, mapping elevations, self-driving cars, and many other things. With connections to future space exploration, current geologic and archeological studies (earth science and history connections), and technology, this lesson helps students hone math skills like graphing, plotting, and fractions in an engaging, unique, and on-trend activity.
Beyond the PowerPoint
Is your PowerPoint putting your students to sleep? Do you need something to spice up your way of delivering a lesson or have students present a project? Well, look no more! In this “Space Foundation Lunch Byte,” I’ll share with you some fantastic web-based presentations to improve lesson delivery and increase student involvement and excitement. Let’s go BEYOND the PowerPoint and turn learning into fun again!
Google Mars/HiRISE & HiVIEW
Use free apps to investigate geological processes on Mars. Compare and Contrast the surface features of Earth and Mars. Recognize the erosional processes taking place between the atmosphere and geosphere of Mars. Access and analyze satellite photos taken by the MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Mission Possible: Grant-Writing 101
Join Jodie Guillen, Space Education Specialist at the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as she helps you bring that mission IMPOSSIBLE into the realm of possibility! Mission Possible: Grant-Writing 101 will help you hit the ground running with the tools and resources you need to write your first grant!
We recognize that teachers face many challenges in developing lesson plans that engage students, meet district and state standards and are fun and rewarding to deliver. This is why we place a great deal of focus on delivering professional development to educators with programs that meet education standards by integrating science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) into daily curriculum. Our courses use space as the “hook” to engage students and provide activities that are instantly transferable to the classroom. Our Teacher Liaison program links master educators from around the globe for networking, support and exchange.
Educator Professional Development Workshops
The Space Foundation offers a number of programs for all teachers:
- Space Across the Curriculum courses can be a part of the Space in the Community program
- Courses can be conducted for half-day or full-day sessions at your school
- Classes are held at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Attend the classes online if you can't attend in person
For a full list of available topics and times, please contact the Education department at [email protected]