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Paper: What Would Galileo Do? An Update on the Galileo Teacher Training Program
Volume: 457, Connecting People to Science
Page: 137
Authors: Kruse, B.; Manning, J. G.; Schultz, G.; Fraknoi, A.
Abstract: The Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) is a heritage program of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and Beyond that provides professional development for teachers in grades 3–12. At the core of every GTTP workshop are activities inspired by Galileo's iconic observations, IYA and NASA resources and activities, activities related to fundamental concepts to assist teachers in meeting their curriculum goals, and the inclusion of resources adaptable for use in the classroom. GTTP actively utilizes a hands-on, inquiry based collaborative activity model of learning, modeling effective techniques for engaging student interest and promoting scientific literacy for both content and process. This article includes lessons learned from the pilot and following workshops and plans to take the concept forward in flexible and adaptive ways.
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