Ana Inés Gómez de Castro

Where are you based:
Madrid (Spain)

Where do you work:
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

When did you first learn about GTTP:
Back in 2008, from Rosa Doran

What was the first GTTP workshop you took part in:
I organised the first GTTP course in a Spain in the summer of 2009 during the International Year of Astronomy. It was entitled “Astronomia y Educación” and was held at El Escorial within the framework of my University Summer School.

Why did you decide to organise GTTP workshops for local teachers/educators:
Because it is important that science teachers are able to teach science as it is practiced. Science is about inquire on the nature behavior.

What tools/methods do you use in your training sessions:
Lectures, computers, some small instrumentation, access to the EU-HOU facilities (Faulkes telescopes, radio telescopes networks…)

Advice for teachers out there:
Keep the passion, the next generation deserves it and do not forget that you are not alone, there is a network behind you.

Tips for other GTTP ambassadors around the world:
Ask many questions… and help the attendees to workshops to own their answer.

What do you do in your spare time:
Read, walk and “experimental cooking”

Ana_Gomez_groupGroup of future high school teachers of sciences from the Master School in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.