Alabama Space Academy for Educators

Best Practices, Network, Support

The Alabama Educators work together, sharing best practices to create exciting activities for their students and take away new knowledge about technological developments in space-related subjects such as:

  • International Space Station
  • Living and working in microgravity
  • Rocketry
  • Propulsion
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics

Meet an Astronaut

Not only will your educators have access to NASA educational resources and training, they will have the opportunity to meet a real astronaut!

Start Planning for 2018 Now!

  • Arrive: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Program begins: Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Graduation: Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Departure: Monday, June 11, 2018 or Tuesday, June 12

A Lifetime Opportunity at No Cost

This scholarship includes:

  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Flight suit
  • Educational materials
  • Tour of NASA
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The U.S. Space & Rocket Center ® has received funding from the Alabama Legislature to bring teachers from across the state to a special Space Academy for Educators.

This professional development program uses the format of astronaut training to convey new ways of teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts to the world’s future workforce. The hands-on learning activities are designed to be easily replicated in the classroom and aim to excite students about STEM education.

Activities will be geared to span grade levels 4 -9.

*Trainees attending Space Academy for Educators are housed in the Frank Franz Hall dormitory. Transportation is provided between the dorm and camp for the duration of the program.

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