Teacher Workshops in Astronomy
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) runs workshops to support science teachers around Australia. In addition to those we run ourselves our Education Officer and other staff present sessions at professional development opportunities organised by other groups such as the Australian Science Teachers Association and the various state Science Teachers' associations.
Details on recent and upcoming CASS workshops or other workshop sessions are provided below.
Semester 1 of 2013:
- Astronomy from the Ground Up! is
our annual three-day workshop held at the Parkes Observatory, in the shadow
of "The Dish". The 2013 workshop runs from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 May. It targets the requirements of junior Science syllabi from around Australia
whilst also providing depth and enrichment for teachers of senior physics.
Teachers meet professional astronomers, hear lectures on different aspects
of astronomy including some of the latest discoveries and tour the radio telescope.
Emphasis is placed on practical and hands-on activities to take back and use
in the classroom. Explore the wonderful dark night skies through optical telescopes.
Participants also receive an extensive range of resources. We are hoping that this workshop will also qualify as a Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) workshop, providing international certification for participants. If you are interested
in finding out more about this workshops please click here
for further details and registration.
(25/02/2013: This workshop is now fully booked, no further registrations will be accepted)
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Our Education Officer, Robert Hollow, presents numerous workshop sessions at other teacher professional development days around Australia. Upcoming sessions include:
A. STANSW Physics Teachers Conference, 11 March 2013.
A one hour session (Workshop 2F) on Space and astronomy from 7 - 12 will be presented by Robert at the STANSW Physics Teachers Conference at the University of NSW on Monday 11 March. Workshop 3J Indigenous science and astronomy across 7 - 10 by another presenter may also be of special interest.
B. Workshops sessions at CONASTA 62, Melbourne, 7 - 10 July 2013.
Robert has submitted two workshop sessions for CONASTA 62, La Trobe University, Bundoora, 7 - 10 July. Details yet to be announced.
If you would like to know more about any upcoming workshops or are interested in having one of our staff present a session at an upcoming event, please contact our Education Officer, Robert Hollow for more information. He can be reached on:
Phone: 02 9372 4247
Fax: 02 9372 4444