July 14, 2024
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Space Foundation Now Accepting Applications for International Faculty Liaison Program

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

International Teaching Liaison Program
  • Application deadline: September 30, 2024
  • The program's community currently has more than 375 educators from 25 countries.
  • Those selected will participate in the Space Symposium in April 2025

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – June 18, 2024 – Space Foundationa nonprofit organization founded in 1983, providing education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, announced today that it is accepting applications for its International Teaching Liaison Program from now until Monday, September 30, 2024.

Launched in 2004, the Space Foundation's International Teacher Liaison program provides select educators around the world with skills, strategies and capabilities in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) to improve their classroom and student engagement while nurturing the minds of the world of tomorrow. -changing adults.

Teacher Liaisons is a community of more than 375 educators in 25 countries and 40 states working to inspire the next generation of explorers and innovators. These educators are chosen through an intensive application and evaluation process. Educators submit a questionnaire, a spatial lesson plan, and a letter of recommendation from a supervisor. Upon selection, the new Teacher Liaisons class is named “Flight” to denote the teachers' mission as world-class spatial and STEAM educators.

Commenting on the International Teacher Liaison program, Space Foundation Senior Vice President Dr. John West said, “Our Teacher Liaison program provides hundreds of educators around the world with the essential knowledge and resources to guide the next generation toward careers in STEAM. “These distinguished educators serve as catalysts to inspire students, and we welcome all teachers eager to make a significant impact to apply for this program.”

The program is open to public, private, and homeschool teachers, as well as school administrators, principals, specialists, curriculum and instructional developers, and others who teach educational programs from kindergarten to college students. Teachers chosen for the program will receive the following:

  • Curricular resources and professional development courses.
  • Networking opportunities with top educators and space industry experts
  • Community of encouraging educators around the world.
  • Practical and inspiring projects for the classroom.
  • Opportunities to design learning activities in a collaborative environment.

New Teacher Liaisons flight to be recognized at Space Foundation annual meeting Space Symposiumwhich will be held from April 7 to 10, 2025, in The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. In addition to recognition activities, teacher liaisons will participate in special programming at the Symposium including keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and breakout sessions.

“Being a teaching liaison has given me the opportunity to participate in fantastic professional development courses with other teachers who are excited to share STEAM learning with their students. I have received access to many locally available resources, which I can share with my students and their families to spark curiosity and interest in learning about space and technology,” said Kathleen Starkey, International Teacher Liaison.

Booz Allen Hamilton is a proud sponsor of the Teacher Liaison program, providing vital support and resources to empower educators in their mission to inspire and educate the next generation.

Applications for the International Teaching Liaison program are accepted at discoverspace.org/education/resources-for-educators/teacher-liaisons. Submissions are due by Monday, September 30, 2024.

About teaching links

International teaching links, established by the Space Foundation in 2004, is a thriving community of more than 375 educators in 40 US states and 25 countries dedicated to inspiring the next generation of explorers. This internationally recognized program not only enhances teaching skills through professional development programs, but also fosters a community of support for educators while influencing space and science education on a global scale.

This inclusive program is open to public, private, and homeschool teachers, as well as school administrators, principals, specialists, curriculum and instruction developers, and individuals involved in the delivery of educational programs from kindergarten to students. university students. International teacher liaisons leverage space-related educational initiatives and practical resources, serving as advocates for space-based education within their schools and districts, shaping the future of education through the lens of space exploration.

To learn more about teacher liaisons, visit www.discoverspace.org/teacher-liaisons.

About the Space Foundation

Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 that provides education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem. Driven by partnerships, the Space Foundation unites the full spectrum of stakeholders – business, government, education and local communities – through the support of corporate members, sponsors, fundraising and grants. Visit the Space Foundation at www.SpaceFoundation.organd follow us on Facebook, x, instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube.


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Tags: Space Foundation, Teacher Liaison Program, STEAM education, space education, science education, workforce development, professional development, lifelong learning, Space Symposium, STEAM, STEM, educators, teachers

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Rico Cooper
Vice President of Strategic Communications and Outreach
Space Foundation
(202) 596-0714
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Dottie O'Rourke
TECHNOLOGYMarket communications
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