Join an experienced team of astronomy educators for a professional development workshop that will improve your skills, material, and confidence in teaching astronomy!
The workshop will include:
- Three-days of hands-on experiential activities for your classroom led by Astronomy professors and educators
- Several new inquiry-based activities that promote critical thinking and teach astronomy as professional scientists perform it
- Practice with innovative teaching strategies to inspire the next generation to study science by introducing them to the latest and most exciting discoveries in Astronomy
- Opportunities to discuss, share and collaborate with colleagues in the exploration of teaching astronomy
- Post-program community of practice with facilitated discussion group and implementation support
- Optional visit to York University Observatory and Solar Telescope observing
- Free Classroom Resource Kit for teachers ($30 value)
- And much more...!
It is open to everyone and will be geared towards teachers of grades 6, 9, and 12 of the Ontario curriculum.
August 14-16, 2018 (8:30am-4:00pm)
The workshop will be help on York University - Keele campus. More information will be provided upon registration.
Paola Rodríguez Hidalgo (Humboldt State University & University of Washington Bothell), Matt Russo (SYSTEM Sounds, Seneca College), Paul Delaney (York University), and a team of astronomy professors, professional astronomers, and graduate students that are excited to be part of a new community of astronomy educators!
The initial cost of $150 (+ tax) will be reimbursed for teachers without access to professional development funding.