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NASA's Center for Astronomy Education Teaching Excellence Workshops

Status Report From: NASA Education Office
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2013

image NASA's Center for Astronomy Education, or CAE, announces a series of educator workshops for astronomy and space science educators.

These workshops provide participants with experiences needed to create effective and productive active-learning classroom environments. Workshop leaders model best practices in implementing many different classroom-tested instructional strategies. But most importantly, you and your workshop colleagues will gain first-hand experience implementing these proven strategies yourselves. During many microteaching events, you will have the opportunity to role-play the parts of student and instructor. You will assess and critique each other's implementation in real time, as part of a supportive learning community. You will have the opportunity to use unfamiliar teaching techniques in collaboration with mentors before using them with your students. CAE is funded through NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Exoplanet Exploration Program.

June 1-2, 2013 -- Indianapolis, Ind.
CAE Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop for Current and Future Astronomy and Space Science Instructors

June 17-20, 2013 -- College Park, Md.
New Faculty Workshop for Physics and Astronomy

Aug. 24-25, 2013 -- Albuquerque, N.M.
CAE Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop for Current and Future Astronomy and Space Science Instructors

For more information and to register for workshops online, visit http://astronomy101.jpl.nasa.gov/workshops/index.cfm.

Inquiries about this series of workshops should be directed to Gina Brissenden at gbrissenden@as.arizona.edu.

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