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TMEA2019 Day 1: The Piano Guys, Mind Brain Education, and More!

After an amazing preconference from TI:ME, TMEA kicked off their annual conference with amazing musicians and music educators. Here are some highlights from Day 1:

TMEA First General Session

I have been waiting weeks for this session that featured the keynote speakers of Steven Sharp Nelson and Jon Schmidt of The Piano Guys, joined by NASA Astronaut Douglas Wheelock. The session began with The Piano Guys performing, which puts you in a happy mood, if you were not already in one.

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ESERO Italy to bring space to Italian classrooms

Education News - ESA Education - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:31

On 14 February 2019, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) officially launched the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) in Italy. The project will be led by ANISN, the National Association of Natural Sciences Teachers

TMEA2019: TI:ME Preconference Day

The TMEA2019 Technology in Music Educaiton (TI:ME) Preconference Day was a wonderful way to kick off the conference. There were numerous music technology sessions that ranged from novice to advance tech and tech ed ranging from PreK to adult. Here are some highlights from the day.

Coding in the Music Room 

Catie Dwinal, 2014 TI:ME Teacher of the Year and member of the Quaver Music team, gave a session titled, “Coding in the Music Room.” She spoke to how coding and composing are very similar.

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Calling university students: participate in the Space Debris Training Course 2019

Education News - ESA Education - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:24

Space debris is a hazard to our satellites and spacecraft as well as a contributor to near-Earth space pollution. To help raise awareness of this issue, ESA’s Education Office is organising the second edition of the ESA Academy’s Space Debris Training Course. 

Heading Off to #TMEA2019

I am so excited to be heading to the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) conference this week! TMEA is also the national conference for the Technology for Music Education (TI:ME). TMEA/TI:ME attract over 25,000 music educators to their conference, as well as the gurus of elementary music approaches like Dr. Feierabend, the author of the First Steps and Conversational Solfege curriculum, Dr. Missy Strong’s sessions on neuroscience and movement, David Row on learning centers, and Tracy King, The Music Bulletin Board Lady.

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Women in science

Education News - ESA Education - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:38

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Jenni Sidey inspires young women in science with Astro Pi

Jenni Sidey inspires young women in science with Astro Pi

Education News - ESA Education - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:44

ESA Education and the Raspberry Pi Foundation are proud to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, taking place today, 11 February 2019. In support of this occasion and to encourage young women to enter a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), CSA astronaut Jenni Sidey joined us in creating an inspirational video about her role models, in particular the achievements of women in STEM as a result of coding. 

The ESA Academy’s Gravity-Related Experiments Training Week 2019 has concluded

Education News - ESA Education - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:57

From the 28th of January to the 1st of February 2019, 29 University students participating to the SpinDropOrbit and Fly Your Thesis! 2019 programmes met at ESA’s ESEC-Galaxia in Belgium for the ESA Academy’s Gravity-Related Experiments Training Week 2019. 

Concurrent Engineering helps University students design a CubeSat mission to tackle space debris

Education News - ESA Education - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 16:22

An ambitious group of 30 university students from 14 different ESA Member and Associate Stateshave completed ESA Academy’sCubeSats Concurrent Engineering Workshop 2019. Held from 15 to 18 January 2019 at ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facilityin ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium, this intensive workshop utilised ESA’s educational Concurrent Design Facility.

SSEA call for abstracts is now open

Education News - ESA Education - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 15:20

The 3rd Symposium on Space Education Activities will take place between 6-18th of September 2019 and will be hosted by the University of Leicester, UK alongside UKSEDS and the National Space Academy.

How to Handle Parent-Teacher Conferences After a Divorce

Education News - Schooling and Learning - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 00:00
Your first parent-teacher conference after a divorce or separation can be uncomfortable and stressful, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Not only are you worried about the issues the…

Moon Constitution - How would a future lunar community be organised? | Teach with space PR40

Education News - ESA Education - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:04

Subjects: Science, Social Studies |

In this resource, pupils will debate some organisational and social characteristics of a future settlement on the Moon and relate it to their local community. The students will be guided through the activity using a set of debate questions, to which the students can respond with their opinions on whether they agree or not using a smiley or sad card.

The European CanSat Competition 2019 will be hosted in Italy!

Education News - ESA Education - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 09:24

ESA is delighted to announce that the 2019 European CanSat Competition will take place in Medicina, Bologna, Italy, from 24 to 28 June 2019. The launch campaign will be hosted on ESA’s behalf by Sierrafox Srl, in collaboration with local partners. 

So far, 20 teams are confirmed to participate this year, including the winners of the CanSat national competitions from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Nordic (joint competition of Finland-Sweden-Norway), Portugal, Poland, Romania, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and Malta as a guest competitor. There will also be two teams who were selected directly by ESA (for those countries without a national competition): one team from Hungary and, for the first time, a team from Canada!

Astrofarmer - Learning about conditions for plant growth | Teach with space PR42

Education News - ESA Education - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 18:57

Subjects: Science |

In this set of six activities, students will investigate which factors affect plant growth, and relate these factors to growing plants in space. Students will learn that plants need air, light, water, nutrients and a stable temperature to grow. Students will observe what happens to plants when they vary some of these factors. These 6 activities can be done individually or as a set.

Moon camp challenge webinars: meet the experts

Education News - ESA Education - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:17

Are you an aspiring Moon explorer planning to design your camp on the Moon? If so, participate in this series of webinars with experts in 3D design and space exploration. 

Astrofood - Learning about edible plants in Space | Teach with space PR41

Education News - ESA Education - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 17:43

Subjects: Science |

In this set of activities, students will learn about the different components of plants. They will learn which parts of well-known plants are edible and learn the difference between a vegetable, a fruit and a seed. The students will have to imagine and draw the plant associated with the fruit/vegetable/seed they are observing. They will also learn that different plants require different growth conditions and will give different yields. Based on this they will consider which plants are suitable for growing in space as a good source of nutrition for astronauts.

Apply for the ESA summer and autumn teacher workshops 2019

Education News - ESA Education - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:40

Applications are now open for the ESA Summer and Autumn Teacher workshops 2019. The summer edition will take place from 9 to 12 July, and the autumn edition from 3 to 6 October. Both workshops take place in the Netherlands and are geared both toward primary and secondary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teachers.

Applications now open for Alpbach Summer School 2019

Education News - ESA Education - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 09:11

The 43rd edition of the Alpbach Summer School will be held from 16 to 25 July 2019, and will focus on “Geophysics from Space Using Micro- or Nano-Satellite Constellations”. University students and young graduates have until 31 March 2019 to apply.  

Best CanSat final reports 2018 – Congratulations!

Education News - ESA Education - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 17:57

The ESA Education team is pleased to announce the top 3 final reports that were submitted by student teams, after they competed in the 2018 European CanSat Competition. Last year the final launch campaign was hosted by the Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT) in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal.

What to Do When Your Kid Gets in Trouble at School

Education News - Schooling and Learning - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 00:00
Even the most well-behaved kids sometimes get in trouble at school. Whether your kid is five or 15, what do you do when you learn that your child did something wrong in school? How do you, as a…


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