TLC Online Astronomy Institute Presents:
The Universe in the Classroom

Register for Module 3 through October 15

 

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

The ASP is introducing a new, six-module Online Astronomy Institute covering classroom tested, inquiry-rich astronomy activities designed to engage students in investigations of space science phenomena. Lessons covered support NGSS Three-Dimensional Learning by combining content, crosscutting concepts, and science practices. Appropriate for teaching grade levels 3-12.

The Fall 2020 Program and Spring 2021 Program each offer 3-modules. Each module lasts five consecutive weeks, with 1-hour Zoom webinars offered weekly for four of these weeks. We use Google Groups to communicate and share documents.  Between the webinar sessions, you’ll engage in activities on your own time, including posting ideas and opinions in an online forum and engaging in assignments and activities related to the content.  Taking the online aspect from the courses to model with your possible virtual classrooms, you’ll also get a chance to try out the activities with your classes between the webinars and share your experiences. Activity kits arrive to your home just before the first webinar class.

Three modules will be offered in Fall 2020; the other three will be offered in Spring 2021 (registration is open later this Fall). 

Graduate Academic Credit: Up to two semester units of graduate academic credit are available through The University of the Pacific for participants completing all six modules.  Those completing three modules are eligible for one semester unit of graduate academic credit. We are in the process of setting up this year’s course with them, and will have any updates on the cost and procedures for registering for credit when the workshop starts in late August.

Continuing Education: At the end of the Institute, the TLC provides a letter detailing the name of the professional development course and the number of hours of professional development received. Note: We can not guarantee each educational administrative body will award continuing education credits for recertification with this course.

Email TLC@astrosociety.org for additional questions.


SAVE when you sign up for the multiple module options!

Fall 2020 Module FEES

$100 per individual module

$180 for 2 modules - this option is now closed for Fall

$250 for 3 modules - this option is now closed for Fall

Registration Deadlines:

Registration closed for Modules 1, 1&2, 1&3 and 1,2 & 3 options

  Register through closed for Module 2 and Module 2&3 Options

Register through October 15 for Module 3 Option

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Fall 2020 Program

Module Details & Registration

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Module 1 - closed

Exploring the Solar System

August 25 - September 25, 2020

Four live sessions on Tuesdays (September 1, 8, 15, and 22), 4-5pm Pacific Time (7-8pm Eastern)

Module 1 Details and Registration
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Module 2 - closed

Pinholes to Space Telescopes

October 6 - November 5, 2020

Four live sessions on Tuesdays (October 13, 20, 27, and November 3), 4-5pm Pacific Time (7-8pm Eastern)

Module 2 Details and Registration
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Module 3

Registration ends 10/15

Romancing the Moon

November 17 - December 18, 2020

Four live sessions on Tuesdays (November 24, December 1, 8, and 15), 4-5pm Pacific Time (7-8pm Eastern)

Module 3 Details and Registration

Fall 2020 - Registration Open for Last Session

 

Register for Module 3 by October 15

Email for Groups and Questions: TLC@astrosociety.org

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Module 1 and 2

Fall 2020

Registration closed
Module 2 and 3

Fall 2020

Registration closed
Module 1 and 3

Fall 2020

Registration Closed
Module 1,2, and, 3 - $50 savings!

Fall 2020

Spring 2021 Program

Module Details /Registration to Come in the Fall

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Module 4

Revealing the Universe

January 5 - February 5, 2021

Four live sessions on Tuesdays (January 12, 19, 26, and February 2), 4-5pm Pacific Time (7-8pm Eastern)

Module 4 Details 
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Module 5

The Lives of the Stars

February 16 - March 19, 2021

Four live sessions on Tuesdays (February 23, March 2, 9, and 16), 4-5pm Pacific Time (7-8pm Eastern)
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Module 6

Life, Here, & Everywhere?

Dates: March 30 - April 30, 2021

Times: Four live sessions on Tuesdays (April 6, 13, 20, and 27), 4-5pm Pacific Time (7-8pm Eastern)