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Space Education

Increase Student Engagement
Reduce Teacher Burnout

According to an independent study 93% of students are excited about space!*

 

NEW: Optional CEUs Available!**

 
 
 
 
 

Engage and motivate students by connecting with their excitement about space! 
And.. reinvigorate your own love of teaching with a focus on a hopeful future.

 

You don’t have to be a science teacher… space education helps students meet the standards whatever your grade level or subject area. Your students don’t have to be STEM enthusiasts either… space is for everyone, even writers, artists, and athletes. The space economy is booming and you can help your students prepare to be part of humanity’s multiplanet future!

You may not be confident about talking to your students about space... but this course is designed to raise your awareness of what’s possible, and to give you the resources (and proven methods) you need to get results that speak for themselves. 

 

The new cohort starts soon - and space is limited. Take 10 minutes right now to watch the overview video and register today.
 

The growing space economy is already booming... and your students need to be prepared for what’s coming. The space industry is already a $400B year sector, and it’s projected to be a $1T industry by 2040. In addition, space technologies will change countless more industries, just like the internet, smartphones, and AI have in recent decades. 

Space is for everyone. Companies in the new space economy need every expert capacity other startups and large corporations do (from accountants to baristas), and non-space companies now need employees who know well how to take advantage of all the new developments space has to offer. This course also introduces elements of space philosophy that are important to everyone, including matters of ethics, governance, and sustainability. 

This course provides not only everything you need to get up to speed yourself, but also a complete curriculum for your students

Course Benefits:

 

  • Help Students Develop Skill Sets and Mindsets for Success

  • Prepare Students for The Growing Space Economy

  • Earn a Space Education Certificate (Optional Continuing Education Units Available)

  • Connect With a Global Community of Space Educators

Course Information:

 

  • 12 Units of Study

  • Live Online Meetings (Optional Recordings Available)

  • Interactive Discussions, Activities, & Design Challenges 

 

Units of Study:

 

  • Why Space Education

  • Inspiration for Space Education

  • Multidisciplinary Methods

  • The Explorer’s Mindset

  • Moonshot Thinking

  • Design Methodology

  • Synthesis, Collaboration, and Reflection

  • Education on Mars

  • Education on The Moon

  • Education in Deep Space Habitats

  • Space Philosophy: Ethics, Governance, and Sustainability

  • Avoiding Existential Threats and Achieving Higher Aspirations

  • Final Project: Action Research Relevant to You!

 

Course Description:

 

It is clear the reality of a multi-planet future for humanity is fast approaching, with plans to land on the Moon in just a few years and Mars within the decade. How might we best prepare students to participate in the growing space economy and in all the opportunities human migration to space will afford them in their lifetime?

 

Through a dozen units of study, this course provides an overview of why these questions are important, and how educators might help students develop the skill sets and mindsets they will need - whether they travel to space, work in the space industry, or remain on Earth to solve increasingly complex problems in other fields. Participants will learn how to prepare students for a future of global cooperation, environmental management on a planetary scale, and application of space science for the benefit of all humanity.

 

The course also looks ahead to consider how we might educate students who are actually living in space in the coming years. The consequences of communication delays, low gravity, and exposure to vacuum are significant, not to mention the likelihood of severely limited resources… while the unique learning opportunities of alien geology or deep space are exciting as well. Finally, the course concludes with an exploration of issues related to moral decision making, leadership, and governance in future schools. It is truly a course in Space Philosophy as much as education.

 

Each participant will complete an action research project relevant to their own work. The topic of the project should be broadly related to space education, but the specific problem addressed should be one that the participant is passionate about. Any qualitative, quantitative, or mixed method research design is allowed, but a streamlined method will be introduced and recommended as an utilitarian way to tap into expert opinion. Participants have the chance to publish their final paper in the Journal of Space Education.
 

What’s Included:

  • Space Education: Preparing Students for Humanity’s Multiplanet Future (Book)

  • Complete Space Education Curriculum

  • Discussion Prompts, Activities, and Design Challenges to Use With Students

  • Hundreds of Curated Space Education Resources

  • Access to a Global Network of Space Educators

  • Optional Continuing Education Unit (CEU) available!**

 

Today's second graders will graduate into a world where humanity has a permanent presence on the Moon, humans have landed on Mars, and multiple commercial space stations are in operation! What are you doing to prepare your students?

 

Time is short to register for our next cohort…

Engage!

 

 

Now is the time to invest in a new trajectory! Increase student engagement, reduce teacher burnout, and prepare for the growing space economy... in just six weeks. This course is already only $475 for everything above - and right now the 2024PROMO ticket includes everything at just $199 for the last cohort of the academic year!​

53 DAYS TO THE EVENT
Sep 04, 2024, 4:00 PM PDT
Online Course
This online course meets for weekly for 12 weeks.

* Unistellar commissioned Wakefield Research to survey 500 nationally representative U.S. parents of children ages 7-14. Results.

** Continuing Education Units require completion of a capstone project and payment of an additional university fee ($155).

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