Our trainings can create knowledge and awareness of astronomy in a way that engages teaching professionals and guarantees a lasting impression.
Professional Development & Training
Starry Night is a powerful tool in the hands of the teacher. Our simulation software can give students an interactive window into the very structure and function of the universe, from Earth-based topics like Day and Night, Seasons, Tides and Eclipses, to the farthest known reaches of space. Our thoughtful, teacher-tested lesson plans provide multiple entry points into astronomy, earth science, space exploration and cosmology.
We offer a variety of Professional Development services in order to best prepare teachers for the rewarding adventure ahead. Our trainings can create knowledge and awareness of astronomy in a way that engages teaching professionals and guarantees a lasting impression.
K12 instructors will learn how to use technology and hands-on activities to teach the subjects of astronomy, space science and cosmology.
Our training focuses on how to use the Starry Night planetarium software. We can customize live or virtual (Webex) sessions for any level of expertise. We can provide trainings in absolute basics, for teachers who just need to get going, to tools and techniques that let teachers craft sophisticated scripted planetarium-style presentations.
Your instructors will learn how to use Starry Night Education products to satisfy national and local science content standards. But we take lessons a step further by helping teachers create a fun, informative and exciting virtual planetarium in the classroom.
In addition to our Starry Night focused training, we can also provide general training such as how to use technology to teach astronomy, or even advanced subject area knowledge. Topics include Earth, Moon and Sun, The Solar System, Planets, Asteroids, Comets and Meteors, Stars and Constellations, Galaxies, Manned and unmanned Space Exploration and much more.
Please call our Astronomy Education Specialist toll free at 1-877-290-8256 to inquire about Starry Night Professional Development services.