Apply now to the ESA Teach with Space Online Conference
by Staff Writers
Paris (ESA) Mar 02, 2021
Register now for ESA's first-ever virtual teacher conference! Over the course of three days, from 6 to 8 July 2021, ESA Education will bring space into your classroom. Explore space by hearing from space experts; discover inspiring ways to use space as a context to teach STEM in your physical and virtual classrooms; experience demonstrations of our fun classroom activities; and enjoy social space-themed events and more!
Applications are open until 15 June 2021 on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply now!
What to expect
Participants will explore space from three areas - technology, space exploration and Earth sciences - and learn how these can be integrated in the classroom to teach curricular topics. ESA experts will show the Earth from above and demonstrate how ESA's Earth observation satellites are monitoring our planet. Participants will also learn about exoplanets, 3D design and programming as well as how to build a bionic hand and investigate how to produce rocket fuel from water, among other amazing activities. See the full programme here.
Who can apply?
How and when to apply
To ensure fair access to teachers from all ESA Member States, registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis by country of residency.
Applications will be open until the 15 June 2021 (or until the capacity of the online venue is reached).
The working language of the conference is English. The conference is therefore only open to participants who have proficient knowledge of the language.
There is no fee to participate in the conference.
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