A GTTP workshop will be held on 1-2 September, followed by IAU General Assembly XXVIII in Beijing, China.
The workshop is designed to present modern resources for science teaching to the different grade levels. The material presented range from hands-on with daily materials to digital resources. Participants will have an opportunity to get acquainted with modern resources that use Inquiry Based methodology being produced in the scope of the EC funded project (Discover the Cosmos) as well with “Dark Skies Rangers” a set of environmental/astronomy-based lesson plans for grades 3 through 12 that helps students learn the importance of preserving dark skies.
A GTTP training session will be held in Rome, on Friday, 6th of July 2012, at the Pontificia Università Lateranense during European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS).
During EWASS 2012 there will be a special teacher training session were we intend to introduce modern tools for science education such as: Planetaria Software, Image processing software, hands-on activities with readily available material, etc. Participants will have the opportunity to get in touch with the “Discover the Cosmos” tools and learn how they can be involved with this (EC FP7 funded project) that brings real research into classroom.