National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand
All Sessions by Khomsan Thuree
Tuesday - September 17, 2019
Inspiring Educators via Astronomy Teacher Training Workshop in Thailand
10:30 - 10:45
The Astronomy Teacher Training Workshop” is a workshop series for science teachers in Thailand with the ultimate goal to educate and inspire participants who can further inspire students across Thailand on the topic of astronomy. The workshop can be separate into three levels. The “Basic Workshop” are held five times annually across different regions of Thailand with the main purpose to inspire astronomy teachers so they can further inspire many more students. The basic workshop focuses on classroom activities and introducing participants to basic stargazing and astronomy as extra-curricular activities. Participants also learn the basics of telescope and organizing star party events. The “Intermediate Workshop” focuses heavily on the extra curricular aspects where participants learn fundamental amateur astronomy skills that helps them becoming supervisors to school astronomy club. Participants receives hands-on experience on practical astronomical knowledge and able to organize and lead their own star parties. The “Advance Workshop” focus on project-based learning in astronomy and aimed to produce advisors to student astronomical science projects. The workshop series has been running annually since 2009 and the teacher network resulting from the workshop has been fundamental in allowing the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) to coordinate a national effort in organizing astronomical events.