2015 Colorado Space Science Teachers’ Summit

Educators love the Summit! Join us for an informative and fun week. Image Credit: LASP

Educators love the Summit! Join us for an informative and fun week. Image Credit: LASP

March 3, 2015 – The Space Science Teachers Summit is a week-long professional development program for middle and high school teachers that brings the excitement of space science and exploration to students. This year’s Summit will be held in Boulder, Colorado from June 22-26.

The Summit is a NASA funded program through the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics that reaches approximately thirty teachers per year with innovative space science education materials emphasizing state and national science and math standards, assessment tools, use of data in the classroom, and best practices. Topics rotate annually to utilize new materials, as well as focus on “hot topics” in space science.

Educators explore hands-on space science activities, receive classroom materials, meet other teachers, and have fun. Participants at this year’s Summit will have the opportunity to learn about space science from scientists with a focus on:

  • Solar science
  • Moons and small bodies
  • Planetary evolution
  • NASA mission science
  • Participants receive a stipend (exact amount pending, not less than $300), free dorm lodging (as needed), and eligibility for 3 graduate credits (optional, $210 fee). Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

    Application closes March 5, 2015. Up to 30 teachers will be accepted. Individuals will be notified of acceptance before the end of March.

    For more information, visit: http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/education/2015summit/