NASA Galileo Educator Network Teacher Workshop
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NASA Galileo Educator Network Teacher Workshop

Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16, 2013

9:00 am – 3:00 pm (attendance on both days is required)

Location: Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium at Yale

355 Prospect Street, New Haven

Additional Requirements:

  • 2.0 hours of Classroom Application and/or Informal Science Education Opportunity (i.e. Family Science Night or Leitner Public Night or Wallingford STEM Academy meeting) or teach a workshop at CSTA Fall 2013.  This includes planning and implementation during fall 2013.
  • 1.5 hours of log time on the Peabody Fellows Summer Solar Science Institute Web Forum, July through October 2013
  • 1.5 hour Follow Up @ the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium or Sheehan High School Planetarium or Night Sky Observation Session.  Date: November 2013

Become a NASA Galileo Educator through this 15-hour professional development opportunity for teachers. This NASA Galileo Educator Network workshop emphasizes Next Generation Science Standards, space science content with NASA resources and astronomy investigations with the Universe at Your Fingertips. Follow-up sessions allow participants the opportunity to apply strategies and activities in their classrooms or informal educational experiences. Online, and in person, follow up sessions will provide participants the opportunity to share their successes and challenges. Each workshop participant will receive the best-selling astronomy teaching resource guide The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0, NASA resources for use in your classroom, and additional benefits listed below. Special emphasis will also be placed on utilizing science notebooks, instructional strategies, and specific fifth grade standards addressing the sun, moon, earth relationship.


Audience: Open to teachers of grades 3 – 5 (registration is on a first come, first served basis)

Cost: FREE!


Presenters:  Christopher Stone, NASA Galileo Educator Fellow; Heidi Herrick, Planetarium Instructor, Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium at Yale University; Armand Morgan, Senior Museum Educator, Yale Peabody Museum


Each participant will receive the following:

  • Free admission for your class (max. 30 students) to the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium at Yale University (bus transportation not included).
  • Free one year Peabody Museum Family Membership
  • Classroom Instructions and Activities that include The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 DVD with Astronomy Activities and Resources
  • Access to borrow the astronomy science support materials from the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium
  • Entered into a drawing to receive a free Family Science/STEM Night for your school (maximum attendance of 100 people)

Each Connecticut Education Association (CEA) member will receive: a modest stipend, upon completion of the full fifteen hours, paid by the Wallingford Education Association.


CLICK HERE for the online application.


For more information, please contact Christopher Stone at


This workshop is funded in part by the Connecticut Education Association. The NASA Galileo Educator Network (GEN) is a NASA funded teacher professional development program managed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.