At CERN, we are dedicated to scientific research and we work to create a world where high-quality, scientific education is universally available. We are pleased to share our knowledge with educators world-wide via CERN's Teacher Programmes. The Programmes are international courses for high school science teachers, offered on-site at CERN to promote the teaching of modern physics.
The National Teacher Programmes are brief (up to 1 week) but intensive. The Programmes include lectures by CERN scientists, hands-on activities and dedicated sessions on how teachers can bring physics and CERN's expertise into the school classroom. Subject to the availability of lecturers speaking the same language, the Programmes are offered in the participants’ national language for maximum comprehension.
- 11,500 high school teachers, since the begininng of the Programme in 1998
- 30-35 courses annually
- 20-25 nationalities
The costs of all scientific, administrative and technical support for the Programmes, such as scientific content and provision of national language facilitators, lecturers and guides, as well as all necessary infrastructure are paid by CERN. However, CERN does not cover the costs of travel and other necessities, which often represent a barrier for teachers to attend a Programme.
Investing in teacher training is investing in students and the future of science. Your donation to the education of teachers can change lives.
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