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2018 ASTRONOMY INSTITUTE
A week of professional development for K-12 educators
July 23-27, 2018
at College Park Hall at Union College

PRESENTED BY DUDLEY OBSERVATORY AT MISCI
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Join the Dudley Observatory at miSci for a week-long training focused on New York State P-12 Space Systems Science Learning Standards.

This 5-day summer institute for science teachers (elementary – high school) will strengthen teachers' content knowledge of astronomy and help schools to develop curriculum for astronomy and planetary geology.

The Institute includes: engaging lectures by Dudley Observatory Outreach Astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson, teaching strategies, hands-on classroom activities, and solar and night-time observing. 
Topics to include:

  • Constellations and stellar motions
  • Moon phases and seasons
  • Planets in the solar system
  • Stellar evolution
  • Exoplanets
  • Galaxy evolution and black holes
  • Big bang and cosmology
  • Meteorites
  • Climate change
The workshop will focus on material covered in the Space Systems Science Learning Standards in grade 5, middle school, and high school, but teachers of any grade level are welcome to attend.

There will also be an evening star party at the new Dudley Observatory, as well as opportunities to see the Suits-Bueche planetarium and Challenger Learning Center at miSci.

Participating teachers will receive digital copies of all presentations and materials.
Dates:
July 23-27, 2018
Times:
8 AM - 4 PM daily
Plus, one optional evening (TBD)
Location:
College Park Hall
at Union College
450 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308
Cost:
$325 for the week
Includes coffee and boxed lunch daily
CTLE Credit Available
CTLE credit is available by registering separately through the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center.
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