Teacher Training Session in Chile
Held in Calama, Chile, from January 9th to 14th, 2012
47 teachers were taught, benefiting around 4,000 students.
Teachers attended from all around Chile (Arica to Puerto Williams).
Representing 18 cities (some of them are part of the American Corners net: Arica, Putre, Valdivia, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas and Puerto Williams; with 8 teachers attending) All the teachers represent public and private schools (from Science and Physics areas, elementary and secondary education).Teachers were trained in the topics considered in the Physics curricula modification started 2 years ago by the Ministry of Education.The goal was training teachers in the effective use and transfer of astronomy tools and existing resources that are freely available on the internet, into classroom science curricula (robotic optical and radio telescopes, webcams, astronomy exercises, cross-disciplinary resources, image processing software, among others).
6 monitors attended from University of California, Berkeley; Lycée Louis Le Grand de París; OPCC; NOAO and U. de Antofagasta. These monitors' classes and activities were supported by four assistants (GTTP trained teachers in Chile).