Teacher participants must:
- Have five or more years experience teaching high school science.
- Obtain a written letter of support from your school principal or administrator.
- Successfully complete an online course requiring 60-90 hours of total time over 12 weeks from mid-January to the end of April.
- Attend the in-residence institute in Tucson, Arizona during late June.
- Commit to implementing astronomy researched-based education in your classroom for at least two years.
- Be a resident of the United States or Puerto Rico.
Teachers participating will receive:
- Supporting material for the on-line course
- Up to $500 round trip airfare to Tucson, Arizona, a stipend of $75/day, room and partial board expenses during the ten day institute.
- for those successfully implementing research-based teaching, partial support to attend an NSTA convention
Program Dates for the Distance Learning Course: Mid-January to early May 2008
Program Dates for Summer Workshop in Tucson: late June ( final dates depend on the observatory schedule) Please note that about five days and nights of the workshop will be spent at the Kitt Peak National Observatory at an elevation of nearly 7000 feet. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions that may be affected by working at this altitude, we encourage you to reconsider applying.)
You must complete the on-line application for this program.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 2007
Further information can be obtained from:Katy Garmany, Program Manager
NOAO Educational Outreach
950 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
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