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4th annual Dr. Rochelle B. Abrams Space Across the Curriculum Virtual Teacher Professional Development Experience

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for our 4th annual Dr. Rochelle B. Abrams Space Across the Curriculum Virtual Teacher Professional Development Experience – Connections to Space: Advocating for Innovation. Bettering Life on Earth.

Scholarships are available for teachers in both formal AND informal education! Trust me, you do NOT want to miss this immersive, collaborative, absolutely OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD educational adventure, so fill out your application today!

The application period is now closed.  Please stay tuned for future Professional Development sessions at discoverspace.org.

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Logistical Details

What: Dr. Rochelle B. Abrams 4th Annual Space Across the Curriculum Virtual Teacher Professional Development Experience

When: July 26th to July 30th

Where: Virtual Experience

Cost: $25 processing fee (This fee will be required to hold your spot, if you are selected to attend.)

Application Deadline: Friday, June 18th, 2021 (Notifications Emailed by Friday, June 25th, 2021)

What’s Included:

  • Tuition for the class, minus a $25 non-refundable processing fee
  • A One Year Subscription to Teamwork - an added value of $1,640.00
    • Teamwork is a work and project management tool that helps in-house & remote teams improve collaboration, visibility, accountability, and ultimately results. https://www.teamwork.com/
  • $300 stipend
    • This will be mailed in the form of a check after the completion of the final survey.
  • 2, Sphero Bolts
  • 30 Professional Development Hours
    • Certificate will be emailed after the completion of the final survey.

The 2020-2021 school year was full of unprecedented challenges in the world of education. With many students returning to their physical classrooms for the first time in well over a year, the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year will once again require perseverance to inspire the NEXT generation of world changers with ‘a bit of Ingenuity!’

Sounds challenging, right?

Well, look no further . . . help is on the way!

Join us as we embark on this new era of exploration in a post-COVID world, all from the safety of your own home!

Connections to Space: Advocating for Innovation. Bettering Life on Earth.

In 1977, NASA launched twin spacecrafts, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, to explore the farthest reaches of the Deep Space Network. Each spacecraft carried a special message, a kind of time capsule, intended to communicate the story of our world to extraterrestrials.

Throughout the week, we’ll focus on capturing this unique moment in time by creating your OWN time capsule and explore ways to use this project as a welcome back to school activity . . . providing the opportunity for you to document both your student’s interests, as well as compile a snapshot of their academic background and performance, all at the same time!

In addition, we’ll talk through ways to build in accommodations that are best for ALL students from the moment they walk through your classroom door, allowing you to capture the documentation you need for those beginning of the year IEP’s, 504s, parent-teacher conferences, and back to school nights!

But, don’t take OUR word for it . . . here’s what last year’s scholarship recipients are saying!

“This course was fantastic! I was surprised at how well I was able to connect with my teammates, even through a virtual platform. The connections made were due to how well the course was designed, which required a real collaboration between all of us”

“This conference was amazing! It was so engaging and really modeled the PBL process. I will be implementing this with my students in the fall and I think they will be totally engaged and learn so much more than from traditional teaching methodologies. I feel so grateful to be part of this professional development with amazing leaders, and master teachers, who I now count as friends!”

“This workshop was extremely well organized, and the project can be easily adapted for multiple grade levels. Space Foundation definitely outdid themselves this week with their professionalism, patience, and FUN!!! The entire experience was absolutely wonderful and I learned so much!”

“The enthusiasm of the instructors was infectious and the daily check-in was an important part of this course.”

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