Teacher Workshops

Teacher Workshops

Make your reservations now for a real-life space adventure. The Challenger Learning Center (CLC) is an innovative, educational facility complete with a Space Station and realistic Mission Control. This two-hour, hands-on learning experience is designed to foster interest in math, science, technology, and communication skills. Students serve as the crew in a spacecraft and mission control.

Only CLC-trained teachers may bring their classes for missions.
Pre-registration for teacher training workshops is required.

Teacher Workshops

Full Crew Missions Only – To help students get the most out of their mission simulation, teachers are required to attend a scenario-specific, one-day workshop prior to their scheduled mission date.  In addition to hands-on training, educators receive a notebook containing classroom materials to use with students.  If you have not previously attended a teacher workshop, you must register for one when you schedule your Full Crew mission.  There is a materials fee of $30 per teacher.

Please note: Schools that arrive for a confirmed Full Crew Mission without a CLC-trained teacher will forfeit their mission and be charged the late cancellation fee of $100.


WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Pre-registration for a teacher training workshop is required at least two weeks before the training date.  Workshops may be cancelled due to lack of sufficient enrollment.


RETURN TO THE MOON® TRAINING
September 29, 2016
8:30 am - 3 pm

VOYAGE TO MARS® TRAINING
September 22, 2016
8:30 am - 3 pm

*While training is required only once per mission scenario, a refresher training is recommended for teachers who have not brought students to a mission for a number of years.  This can be an opportunity to network with other teachers and learn about updates in our program.

Looking for field trip grants?
Try these national programs:

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) offers classroom grants to its Educator Associates.  Membership is free. http://www.aiaa.org/Secondary.aspx?id=4184