ESA/GTTP Teacher Training 2015

The sixth edition of ESA-GTTP teacher training is now open for applications:did you already apply? The deadline is in September 2015: don't miss this opportunity!

The workshop will be held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, between 23 and 27 November, 2015. A limited number of places are available. Applications will be accepted until 09:00 CEST on 21 September 2015.

The workshop

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.

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*. Please note that priority will be given to teachers who have not participated in previous ESA teacher workshops.

There is no fee to participate in the workshop. ESA will arrange and sponsor the costs of hotel accommodation, local transport from Noordwijk to/from ESTEC, lunches and refreshments for all selected participants during the workshop, as well as one social dinner. In addition, up to 200 euro per selected participant will be available towards travel expenses and will be reimbursed after the workshop. Participants are expected to cover the costs of evening meals, with the exception of the social dinner.