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ODS Summer School 2014

Teachers and leaders of primary and secondary schools from European countries are welcome to apply to the 2014 Open Discovery Space (ODS) Summer School in Attica, Greece. The aim of the course is to support school innovation and to train teachers and leaders of European schools to act as successful change agents in their schools and to promote the development of their schools into open learning communities, and thus improve the quality of all aspects of schooling. The deadline for funding applications is 17 March 2014.

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Dark Skies Rangers Contest

With the support of Dark Skies Alqueva, the first site in the world to receive the “Starlight Tourism Destination” certification, the second consecutive Dark Skies Rangers contest kicks off to inspire and make awareness of the importance of the dark skies. Winners of the each category will receive a week in the Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve (Portugal), a tablet and a smartphone. The contest is open to teachers and students between 6 to 18 from any country. Deadline is on 20 March 2014.

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GalileoMobile in India

GalileoMobile, a traveling science education project that brings astronomy closer to young people, released a photo-book depicting their “Khagol Rath expedition” in India, July 2012. The book firmly captures the vibrant of their effort to educate and broaden the minds of the children and adults in rural communities. During the two week journey the team visited villages between Bangalore and Mysore in a van filled with astronomy equipment and excitement. The team reached 1600 students from 12 schools during the expedition. During this expedition, GalileoMobile also took the extra step to educate the teachers by holding teacher training workshops in every school they visited.

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Go-Lab Contest

The Go-Lab contest is part of the initiatives of the Go-Lab project which aims to inspire teachers from European countries. The contest invites teachers to build lesson plans that follow the Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) approach and involve the use of online labs that target students between 10 and 18 years old. The winning teachers will have the opportunity to travel to Crete and attend the five days Go-Lab summer school in July 2014 on advanced technologies in science education.  Traveling and accommodation costs will be paid from the organizers of all the winners of the contest.  The winners of the contest will be announced on May 31st, 2014.

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“Ask many questions… and help the attendees of workshops to understand their answer” says GTTP ambassador Ana Inés Gómez de Castro from Madrid, Spain.

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“I like the idea of GTTP to train teachers as the Galileo ambassadors around the world” says Avivah Yamani from Bandung, Indonesia.

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