Educators: Become a Schools’ Observatory Champion!
April 15th 2024

Educators: Become a Schools’ Observatory Champion!

Calling all Educators!

Are you ready to make an impact in the world of space education? The Schools’ Observatory is looking for enthusiastic individuals like you to join their esteemed group of Champions.

Who are The Schools’ Observatory?

The Schools’ Observatory is a completely free-to-access educational venture by Liverpool John Moores University that offers schools an immersive journey into the captivating realm of space and astronomy. Imagine your students’ obtaining data from a state-of-the-art robotic telescope, witnessing the wonders of the cosmos firsthand. Picture yourself as an educator equipped with free resources and cutting-edge CPD training tailored to enrich your teaching experience. The universe is your classroom at The Schools’ Observatory, and the possibilities are limitless.

The Schools’ Observatory is interested in hearing from all educators; there is no need to have prior experience with the project to join their Champions group!

Why Join as a Champion?

As a Champion, you’ll play a crucial role in shaping The Schools’ Observatory’s future. Your insights will directly influence their platform’s evolution, ensuring an improved user experience for educators and students alike.

Expectations and Rewards:

Here’s what being a Champion entails:

  • Regular contributions, including one face-to-face meeting per year in Liverpool, virtual meetings once a term, and active involvement in advising on publicity channels and testing resources.
  • Actively grow the reach of their resources through your networks.
  • Review their teacher CPD offerings and advise on improvements.
  • Opportunities to contribute more or less time depending on your commitments and interests.

Rewards for Champions:

  • First access to new educational interventions.
  • Schools’ Observatory branded materials for your school or college.
  • Opportunities to network with and learn from professionals in the education sector across the UK and Ireland.
  • An outreach session from the team delivered to your school once a year.
  • Travel expenses covered for meetings in central Liverpool.
  • Your school or college becomes a Schools’ Observatory Champion project partner.
  • Schools’ Observatory support as a university link for appropriate STEM project funding applications.
  • Financial support to attend education conferences that align with the target areas of The Schools’ Observatory.

How to Get Involved:

“Together, let’s pave the way for an even brighter future in space education. Your voice matters, and as a Champion, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in shaping the educational landscape.” – The Schools’ Observatory

Representing the Educator Community:

To ensure The Schools’ Observatory group is representative of educators nationwide, they’ve set specific targets:

  • Representation from primary, secondary, and further education levels.
  • Inclusion of educators from at least 3 (ideally all 5) of the core nations covered by The Schools’ Observatory: England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
  • Maximum one teacher from a fee-paying school.
  • Representation from at least 2 teachers from the Liverpool City Region, aligning with The Schools’ Observatory commitment to Liverpool John Moores University and their civic duty.

Seize the Opportunity to Make an Impact!

Interested in becoming a Champion and making a difference in space education?
Email [email protected] to express your interest.

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