Professional Development and Learning

Access to use, and training for, SPIRIT is provided free to all secondary Australian schools. If you are interested in using modern astronomy in your classroom please contact us for information.

What we offer

  • Free professional development and support for teachers to implement a SPIRIT robotic telescope program
  • Free access to all the SPIRIT telescopes
  • Free school visits to support teachers and students in-class
  • Integrated programs that align with the Western Australian Curriculum and allow for all abilities from year 6-12.

Remote and regional schools

Remote and regional schools are uniquely positioned to take advantage of SPIRIT’s web-enabled interface. Using online platforms we are able to support teachers and students at point of need. Contact us for further information.

SPIRIT and the West Australian Curriculum

The use of the SPIRIT remote telescopes fits into many areas of the secondary Western Australian curriculum including Science, Maths, Digital and Design Technologies across years 7-12.

It addresses the following general capabilities:

  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology (ICT) capability
  • Critical and creative thinking

As well as the cross-curriculum prioritiy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures depending on the program.

SPIRIT programs focus on building STEM skills as outlined in Focus 2021 by the Department of Education.

Tailored learning programs

Additional learning can be organised to encompass a variety of topics. Access to computers and specialised software for hands-on workshops and other prerequisites are discussed during planning.

Please contact us  with any questions.