Dead-line for EU-HOU May 2013 training sessions: 16th January 2013
There is a new dead-line through the national Comenius agencies for application to EU-HOU training sessions and seminars. We organise two 5-days training sessions entitled EUHOU: Hands-On Universe, Europe. Bringing frontline interactive astronomy in the classroom (FR-2013-408-003) due to be hold 27-31 May 2013 in Paris.
If you are a teacher from the EU, you can apply for funding from your Comenius National Agency to attend these courses/seminars. The funding should (in principle) cover everything - course cost, accommodation, subsistence and travel.
You can register now, the deadline is 16th January 2013 !
This same deadline also applies for submitting application to National Agencies in order to attend the summer school organized in the framework of the Discover the Cosmos project, to be held in Volos, Greece, from July 30th to August 4th, 2013.
All information at the summer school's website: http://dtc.ea.gr
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The main goal of these training sessions and seminar are to re-awake the interest for science in the young generation with inquiry-based methods. Renewing of the teaching of science is fulfilled through astronomy as a well-established source of motivation, and through the use of new Information and Communication Technologies - ICT. Involving teachers in a variety of research-based astronomical projects, we will excite, enthuse and motivate them to teach science/technology/maths. The training is intended to enhance basic competencies of teachers and develop higher level skills and expertise, primarily in ICT, maths and physics area. The EU-HOU project will provide the opportunity for trained teachers to get involved in stimulating international collaborations and to enthuse their pupils to study sciences/technology/maths at a higher level.