Space Awareness - project and MOOCs
Space Awarenessis an international project offering a range of tools and activities to inspire children, teenagers, and teachers with space sciences. The project uses the excitement of space to raise their interest into science and technology and stimulate their sense of global citizenship.
Space Awareness offers resources for children, teenagers, science and non-science teachers, science educators, or families.
The project objectives include the development of professional development tools, educational resources, Space Scoops, citizen science and games, as well as space careers stories. Space Awareness works closely with the European Space Agency and collaborates with extensive European networks of schools and science museums to reach teachers, educators, students, and the general public.
The resources will be available in 8 European languages.
Call for teachers
The partners of the project strongly believe that teachers play the most significant role when it comes to inspiring students and raising their excitement in any given subject taught at school. Therefore they would like to give the floor to the teachers and offer them the opportunity to become the bright stars of the 'Space Awareness' project. Teachers are invited to use their creativity and imagination and build in collaboration with the projects' experts, activities for their students. We will then record videos in which teachers with their classes will present their work. These videos will be published in the project's website as part of a MOOC series and communicated as examples of good practices to hundreds of schools and teachers around Europe and beyond. Aside from having the opportunity to disseminate their activities to a pan-European community of teachers thus receiving credit and recognition for their work, participating teachers will be also named 'Space Awareness' ambassadors and be provided with opportunities to participate in conferences and workshops where they can present their work. The deadline for submission is 15 January 2016.
Find out more on the website.