Alabama Space Academy for Educators
Best Practices, Network, Support
The Alabama Educators work together, sharing best practices to create exciting activities for their students and take away new knowledge about technological developments in space-related subjects such as:
- International Space Station
- Living and working in microgravity
Meet an Astronaut
Not only will your educators have access to NASA educational resources and training, they will have the opportunity to meet a real astronaut!
Start Planning for 2017 Now!
- Arrive: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
- Program begins: Thursday, June 8, 2017
- Graduation: Monday, June 12, 2017
- Departure: Monday, June 12, 2017 or Tuesday, June 13
A Lifetime Opportunity at No Cost
This scholarship includes:
- Flight suit
- Educational materials
- Tour of NASA
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center ® has received funding from the Alabama Legislature to bring one teacher from every school district to a special Space Academy for Educators.
This professional development program uses the format of astronaut training to convey new ways of teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts to the world’s future workforce. The hands-on learning activities are designed to be easily replicated in the classroom and aim to excite students about STEM education.
Educators will receive 45 professional development credits and can apply for 3 hours graduate credit from UAH.
Each school district may select one STEM educator to attend. Activities will be geared to span grade levels 4 -9.
Educators will receive 45 professional development credits for attending Space Academy for Educators. Additionally, educators can use the Space Academy experience to complete Space Orientation for Educators (ED/SPA 532) through the University of Alabama Huntsville, and earn three graduate credit hours.
*Trainees attending Space Academy for Educators are housed in the Frank Franz Hall dormitory. Transportation is provided between the dorm and camp for the duration of the program.