Are you a secondary school teacher? Are you excited about the prospect of creatively bringing the wonders of space and space science to life in your classroom? Are you available to travel to Greece on the 30 June - 05 July 2019 to participate in a summer course on space education?

If you said yes to all three of those questions, then Science Gallery Dublin is looking for you!

We want to find a teacher ambassador who will work with Science Gallery Dublin throughout 2019/2020 as part of the spaceEU project, and to kick-start the relationship, we will cover your costs to attend the "Space Exploration in Education" Summer School 2019!

You’ll meet, exchange and learn with teachers from over 10 different countries during an innovative summer school about the use of space exploration as a classroom tool to increase students' interest and appreciation across the STEM subjects. Dive into the topic of space science from different exciting angles such as transdisciplinary learning, inquiry-based learning, Responsible Research and Innovation, ICT tools, career orientation and more.

Location: Golden Coast Hotel & Bungalows, Attica, Greece

Dates: 30 June-05 July 2019

Working language: English

Draft programme: http://space.ea.gr/programme

Costs of flights, accommodation and meals will be covered. Direct flights Dublin-Athens are available on the 30th June and 5th July, if you wish to extend your trip, flights up to the same value will be covered.

For more information on the summer school click here

 The commitment levels can be quite flexible depending on the teacher/their location etc. We would like to build a strong relationship with them under the project, with the commitment to act as an ambassador for spaceEU towards other teachers. As a way to show commitment we could request teachers to:
- Be willing to implement at least one relevant spaceEU activities from the Summer School in their classroom/school. The project will publish a list of resources that you can use. 
- Disseminate experience of Summer Camp at space related educator professional development workshop (This can be delivered in person or via webinar)
- host a space expert in your school (will be arranged and organised by Science Gallery Dublin)
- potentially bring class to spaceEU exhibition in SGD or at one of our offsite exhibitions if it is closer. 

This is part of a project called spaceEU, a European-wide project aiming to design and implement a range of space education and outreach activities which use the excitement of space to inspire young people with space topics and encourage them to choose careers in science and technology. If this is something you would like to be part of, please submit a video of up to 3 minutes in length, telling us how you would approach teaching space in the classroom, and how your involvement in spaceEU would impact your school.

Email your video to education@dublin.sciencegallery.com by May 13th with the subject line “spaceEU Summer School”. If it’s too large to send in an email, upload it to Dropbox, Google Drive, or WeTransfer and send along the link.

Please also include the answers to the following questions:

  • Name:
  • Phone number
  • Year groups you expect to teach in 2019/2020
  • School you will be teaching in in 2019/2020

There is no need for a super professional video - it’s more about what you have to say than the production value. You’re welcome to include your students in your video to vouch your case! We will then select the best responses by May 17th and invite you for an informal chat, either in person or via video chat.  

If you have any questions please get in contact with education@dublin.sciencegallery.com

Looking forward to hearing what you have to say! 

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