The goal of the Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) is to develop and present workshops using Galileo’s telescopic investigations to teach the process of science, problem-solving, and collaboration in an inquiry-based education framework, resulting in an ongoing and evolving teacher professional development opportunity for modeling science process in the classroom.
The Galileo Teacher Training Program is a signature program of the U.S. International Year of Astronomy effort. Go to http://astronomy2009.us/ to learn more about the wide array of IYA programs and events designed to provide astronomy experiences for everyone, in celebration of 400 years of discovery since Galileo's first observations of the heavens through a telescope.
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The following links will take you to useful education products and activities related to Galileo and his observations, as well as other materials available to help teachers...
The Galileo Educator NetworkLast Updated on 2011-11-04 at 14:54
The NASA Galileo Educator Network (GEN) is a NASA funded teacher professional development program managed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Partner... More »
Galileo: The Man and His ScienceLast Updated on 2011-03-02 at 07:41A Guide to Resources About Galileo
This guide is designed to help introduce beginners to the life and work of the great scientist, who, in many ways, was both the... More »
Galileo: Myths Versus FactsLast Updated on 2011-03-02 at 07:40This article appeared as the March 23, 2009 issue of Astronomy Beat, a publication for members of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
In 2009, we are celebrating the... More »