Experience the authenticity of simulated space missions so you can teach with authority and inspiration! Step out of the box and into mission training to learn methods for delivering the excitement of space exploration in your classroom with Space Academy® for Educators.
The weeklong program includes authentic astronaut training simulators and activities developed to promote learning in a classroom setting. Curriculum includes NASA-inspired lesson plans and is correlated to the National Science Education Standards.
Trainees in Space Academy for Educators earn up to 45 hours of Continuing Education credit and educators get access to their own website with lesson plans, standards and tips needed to adapt many of the workshop activities to individual class environments. Space Academy for Educators is offered June through August. Housing, program materials and meals are included in the tuition.
*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.
* For the Aviation Challenge Water Activities, you will be hanging from a parachute harness and you will want the extra fabric of long shorts. Even if you are not a swimmer, please bring swimming clothes. You can choose not to participate; however, this is the only place in the world where this type of simulation is available.
Females – one-piece, conservative suit with a pair of water-proof shorts and a beach towel
Males – long trunks/short-like suit (not Speedo-type) and a beach towel
If you are traveling by air, please remember to bring a change of clothes and a toothbrush in your carry-on luggage.
The following dates are not available for registration:
*Includes $50 non-refundable registration fee. The $50 non-refundable registration fee and 50 percent of the camp price is due upon booking. The balance must be paid in full 60 days prior to camp check-in date.
Build on the knowledge gained as part of the Space Academy for Educators and earn three graduate credit hours. ED 532 and SPA 532-Space Orientation
for Educators is offered online by The University of Alabama in Huntsville. This online course provides formal framework for reflection and the development of lesson plans to adapt your new expertise in space science into effective and exciting methods for the classroom. For more information, please visit http://www.uah.edu/pcs/conferences-special-programs/ussrc-partnership/space-educator* (accredited through SACS). Professional learning: Receive up to 45
hours of continuing education credit.
*Applicants must apply for graduate credit prior to attending. Discounted graduate tuition fees apply. For information visit www.pcs.UAH.edu/SpaceEducator.
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