GTTP sessions aims to train teachers in the use of resources effectively in their astronomy curricula. Furthermore, GTTP will assist educators to inspire students to take up science careers and bring them to a new level of proficiency in science culture.
- A GTTP session needs to address some of the elementary themes of astronomy and use GTTP suggested resources and tools. In order to be certified, a session must follow the criteria listed below:
- Address elementary themes and/or concepts of astronomy. To see a list, please visit: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Astronomy
- Use resources that address at least three types of activities such as; naked eye or small telescopes observations, hands-on activities and new technologies, robotic telescopes and data mining. A list of resources and tools addressing each category can be found here: http://www.galileoteachers.org/resources/
(Note: these criteria can be discussed and relaxed in special circumstances.)
- The final programme of the GTTP session should be submitted to GTTP Task Force for the approval via the online form here: http://galileoteachers.org/galileo-teachers-training-session-proposal-form/
- In order to receive official “Galileo Teacher” certificate from GTTP for all the participants, the session coordinator must submit; a summary report of the session, photos and a list of names of the participants.
(Note: Details from the report and photos will be shared with the rest of the GTTP Network through the website and social media.)
- For any inquires, please contact the GTTP Chair.