Space Exploration Educators Conference
Feb. 1-3, 2018
Experience three days of complete immersion into the out-of-this world adventure of space exploration!
This conference is for grades kindergarten to 12th – and not just for science teachers! Space Center Houston strives to use space to teach across the curriculum. The activities presented can be used for science, language arts, mathematics, history, and more.
Attend sessions hosted by the actual scientists and engineers working on exciting endeavors like the International Space Station and explorations of Mars and the planets beyond. Hear from the astronauts leading the charge in exploration! Come learn about the bold vision to send humans back to the Moon and off to Mars! Attend sessions presented by educators and receive ready to implement classroom ideas and experience minds-on, hands-on fun. Network with fellow educators, take back a multitude of cross-curriculum ideas and activities and earn 24 hours of continuing professional education credit.
Call for Presenters
Space Center Houston is currently accepting applications to present at the 2018 Space Exploration Educator’s Conference (SEEC).This is an extraordinary conference designed for educators who integrate space and STEM with students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, across all subject areas.
The Space Exploration Educator’s Conference takes place Feb. 1-3. Presenter sessions are 90 minutes. Presenters may request a double session, which is 180 minutes.
Sessions should be interactive, engaging and utilize hands-on activities. Sessions must incorporate STEM/STEAM concepts that can be implemented in an educational setting. Presenters who represent an organization cannot promote the sale of their company’s products.
If you have presented at SEEC more than two years in a row, please submit a new session idea for this conference. Sessions that have been presented for multiple years may not be accepted.
Accepted proposals are eligible for up to two discounted admissions to the conference. You must list the lead presenter and co-presenter on the application in order to receive the two discounted presenter admission tickets.
Space Center Houston does not cover travel costs to the conference. Presenters are responsible for all cost associated with presenting their session.
All presenter proposals must be submitted by Oct. 9. Proposals submitted after this date may not be reviewed or accepted.
Space Educator Expedition Crew Program
Space Center Houston is excited to extend the outreach of the Space Educator Conference by adding a teacher leadership component called the Space Educator Expedition Crew Program. Thirty‐six K‐12 teachers from across the country were accepted into this exceptional program and will collaborate in six regional Educator Expedition Crews to develop teacher leadership skills and STEM based learning experiences. It is our goal to empower teachers to build leadership competencies by creating innovative STEM programs for their students, schools and communities.
The Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award
Space Center Houston honored an exceptional science teacher with the prestigious Cherri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award for her significant achievements in space science education.
Jodie Guillen of Edgewood, New Mexico, received the award during the 23rd Space Exploration Educators Conference. Click here to learn more.
Want to attend SEEC?
Would you like to attend SEEC but are unsure how to convince your administrator? Here is a letter to help you in your efforts. This letter provides your administrator information on why they should send you to SEEC. Good luck!
Tell your community you attended SEEC
Share your participation in the 23rd Space Exploration Educators Conference in a hometown news release. This sample news release may be used to notify your local media of your attendance at SEEC. It contains general information about the conference and a customizable quote for you to include your personal experiences. Click here to learn more and download the editable file.
Stay in touch
Please follow Space Center Houston on Facebook to get updates about the center and SEEC. To collaborate and discuss SEEC with other educators, join the SEEC Facebook group or tag your posts with #SEECspace. We hope to create an interactive forum of discussion, frequently asked questions and a way for all participants to maintain a relationship throughout the entire year.