Since its inception in 2004, CAE has provided one of the most comprehensive professional development programs for astronomy and space science educators in the United States:
- Over 2200 instructors, postdocs, graduate students, and EPO professionals have participated in CAE workshops.
- Participants have come from every state, as well as DC, Puerto Rico, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
- CAE educational professional development events have been held in thirty states in the US.
- More than 25,000 students use instructional and assessment materials developed by CAE in hundreds of classrooms each year.
- Over 4000 educators are connected to CAE’s community of practice through Astrolrner@CAE and the CAE email list.
With the creation of our NSF funded CCLI Phase III Centers grant program for the Collaboration of Astronomy Teaching Scholars (CATS) program, CAE has created additional workshops in this series. Many of these new workshops have been created, and are presented, in conjunction with CATS fellows. We have also created a CAE/CATS Workshop Leader Apprenticeship program to train CATS fellows to lead their own workshops.
For information about our upcoming workshops, and to register, please visit our workshop page:
CAE is housed in the Astronomy Dept. at the Univ. of Arizona's Steward Observatory. CAE is funded through the generous contributions of the NASA JPL Exoplanet Exploration Public Engagement Program. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0715517, a CCLI Phase III Grant for the Collaboration of Astronomy Teaching Scholars (CATS). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.