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Applications open for new e-technology lab secondary teacher workshops

on 17 August 2022

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites secondary school teachers to apply to three technology and robotics training workshops, organised by ESA's Education Office. These workshops will take place at the e-technology lab in the ESA Education Training Centre, located in Belgium, in October, November and December 2022.

The deadlines to submit applications are: 25 August 2022 for the workshop taking place from 12-14 October 2022, 7 October 2022 for the workshop taking place from 28-30 November 2022 and 21 October 2022 for the workshop taking place from 14-16 December 2022.

The three technology and robotics workshops for secondary school teachers will take place on 12-14 October, 28-30 November and 14-16 December.

Interested teachers can choose to apply to one of the three workshops only.

During the 2.5-day workshops, teachers will learn how to use space robotics and automation (Arduino) in the context of curricular subjects such as physics and technology and will discover and master new tools, and inquiry-based practises for STEM teaching and learning at school.

During the workshops, teachers will first discover the Arduino tool. During this phase, teachers will investigate electricity, the use of environmental sensors, data collection, and computer programming. Teachers will then be tasked with designing and building a rover to perform a ‘Mission to Mars’ with specific discovery objectives.

Inspired by actual ESA space missions, teachers will learn about the different kinds of expertise and skills necessary to make a space project successful.

The workshops are open to secondaryschool teachers of STEM-related subjects residing and working within any ESA Member State. Teachers from Canada, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia and Malta may also apply due to specific agreements with ESA. Priority will be given to teachers who have never attended any ESA e-technology lab workshop before.

More details here

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