Mark Wagner, Ph.D.
Become A Space Educator: NEW Online Course
Updated: Mar 21
Today's second graders will graduate into a world where multiple nations have a permanent presence on the Moon, humans have landed on Mars, and there are several commercial space stations in operation. What are you doing to prepare your students for that reality?
Space Education is relevant across the curriculum... and any teacher (or parent) can become a space educator. A new online professional development course from ARES Learning and the nonprofit MarsU introduces multidisciplinary methods for helping students develop the skill sets and mindsets they'll need to be successful in the growing space economy - and in humanity's rapidly approaching multiplanet future. The course brings participants up to speed not only by providing a history of space exploration and an introduction to space science... but also by offering an overview of why space is important here on Earth, what's happening in the commercial space sector, and how philosophical issues (such as ethics, governance, and sustainability) will impact our shared future. Course materials include an academic book on space education, a full curriculum for students, and a curated collection of videos from guest speakers. Learn how you can inspire and empower students to be a part of an exciting future.
Join a cohort of similarly passionate educators who go through the course with you. Register this month to start the 6 week program in April!
Learn more about the ARES Learning approach in the book Space Education: Preparing Students for Humanity's Multi-Planet Future by our co-founder Dr. Mark Wagner, and explore a complete Space Education Curriculum developed for high schools - it's a free and open education resource available to students, teachers, and enthusiasts everywhere.
Educators, sign up for online professional development based on the book and curriculum. And be sure to register for the FREE online Space Education Summit on April 21, 2023.
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