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.

Click here to register!