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Global Limitless educator Program

Limitless Educator

Selected Educators

We are thrilled to announce the schools of the 20 outstanding educators chosen for this year’s Limitless Global Educator Program. This unique initiative brings together 10 exceptional educators from Brazil and 10 from Nigeria. Participants will embark on a year-long STEM professional development experience through the lens of space exploration. Thank you to our partners for their support and to all the educators who applied. Your dedication to education is inspiring!

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Diego Rodrigues Gonçalves

Escola Municipal Integração

Vinhedo, Sao Paulo

Erica Sheffel

Escola Estadual Municipalizada Polivalente Anísio Teixeira

Macaé, Rio de Janiero

Fábio Fialho Meneghesso

Centro de Línguas, Inovação e Criatividade – Clic

Balo Horizonte, Minas Gerais

Francisco Augusto da Silva Neto

Instituto Federal

Catu, Bahia

Francisco Sousa

Instituto Federal

Apodi, Minas Gerais

Laura Braun Cano

Escola Municipal Cecilia Meireles and Escola Municipal Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Chapadão do Sul, Mato Grosso do Sul

Lucas Picanço

Escola Estadual Senador João Bosco

Parintins, Amazonas

Renato Targino

Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia

Fortaleza, Ceará

Sandra Maria Nascimento

Centro de Ensino Senador Clodomir Millet

Timon, Maranhão

Vanessa Simões da Silva Oliveira

Escola Municipal Jaguariaíva

Curitiba, Paraná

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Escola Estadual Senador João Bosco

Parintins, Amazonas

Centro de Ensino Senador Clodomir Millet

Timon, Maranhão

Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia

Fortaleza, Ceará

Instituto Federal

Apodi, Minas Gerais

Instituto Federal

Catu, Bahia

Escola Estadual Municipalizada Polivalente Anísio Teixeira

Macaé, Rio de Janiero

Centro de Línguas, Inovação e
Criatividade - Clic

Balo Horizonte, Minas Gerais

Escola Municipal Integração

Vinhedo, Sao Paulo

Escola Municipal Jaguariaíva

Curitiba, Paraná

Escola Municipal Cecilia Meireles and Escola Municipal Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Chapadão do Sul, Mato Grosso do Sul

Blessing Akila

ECWA Secondary School

Makurdi, Benue

Joshua James

Greenpath Preparatory School

Gaduwa District, Abuja

Kayode Adewale

Odu’a Comprehensive High School

Imoru-Ijebu, Ogun

Maranatha Haa

Federal Government College

Zaria Road, Jos, Plateau

Ngobiri Abraham

Federal Government College

Enugu, Enugu

Olayinka Adeosun

Ilupeju Junior Grammar School

Ilupeju, Lagos

Oluwabanke Adewusi

Itire Community Senior Secondary School

Itire, Mushin, Lagos

Rashidat Ademosu

Eva Adelaja Girls’ Junior Secondary School

Bariga, Lagos

Soji Megbowon

Ifesowapo-Aboru Senior Secondary School

Ifesowapo-Aboru, Lagos

Wahab Abubakar

Sango Senior Secondary School

Ilorin, Kwara

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Ifesowapo-Aboru
Senior Secondary School

Ifesowapo-Aboru, Lagos

Ilupeju Junior Grammar School

Ilupeju, Lagos

Itire Community
Senior Secondary School

Itire, Mushin, Lagos

Eva Adelaja Girls'
Junior Secondary School

Bariga, Lagos

Odu'a Comprehensive High School

Imoru-Ijebu, Ogun

Federal Government College

Enugu, Enugu

Sango Senior Secondary School

Ilorin, Kwara

Greenpath Preparatory School

Gaduwa District, Abuja

Federal Government College

Zaria Road, Jos, Plateau

ECWA Secondary School

Makurdi, Benue

The Limitless Space Institute and IHS Towers are honored to present the Limitless Global Educator Program for educators in Brazil and Nigeria.

Every individual, regardless of where they are in the world, has gazed up at the night sky, a canvas that sparks wonder and ignites curiosity. At the Limitless Space Institute, we recognize the universal allure of the cosmos and its potential as a powerful educational tool. Our primary mission is to equip educators globally with the resources and experiences they need to teach scientific phenomena through the captivating lens of space exploration. By empowering educators with this knowledge and passion, we aim to create a ripple effect, inspiring them to ignite the same sense of wonder in their students.

Navigating through the vast expanse of the universe, we all share a common vessel: Earth. In this age of unprecedented technological advancement, the cosmos is no longer a distant dream but a tangible frontier, accessible and waiting to be explored. Yet, space exploration is not the pursuit of a single nation or entity; it is a collective endeavor that binds humanity together in shared curiosity and ambition. The Global Limitless Educator Program is designed with this ethos at its core. We aim to inspire future generations of explorers from every corner of our planet, cultivating a global workforce that understands the importance of peaceful and collaborative exploration. For in the vastness of space, our unity and shared purpose will be the beacon that guides us, ensuring that the journey ahead benefits all of humanity.

Join us on this global journey as we redefine the boundaries of space education and exploration.

Program

Highlights

Dive deep into a yearlong Space Education Curriculum that crosses the curriculum to demonstrate the real-world application of math, reading, writing, and more while discovering ways to integrate this knowledge into your classroom.

Every month, engage in a 1.5-hour virtual session packed with hands-on activities tailored for the classroom, ensuring practical application through the lens of space education.

Benefit from monthly 1-hour virtual presentations by subject matter experts, offering a deep dive into the latest in space research and technology.

Receive a computer device and a STEM kit filled with materials to seamlessly integrate activities into your classroom.

Show your pride in being a part of this global initiative with a Limitless Space Institute jacket, shirt, and other branded items.

Experience the LSI touch in your home country with our team visiting for hands-on training sessions.

Enjoy an all-expenses-paid week in Houston, Texas, where you will have behind-the-scenes tours of leading space industry organizations, collaborate with additional Limitless Educators from around the world, and receive
specialized teacher training.

Educators will network with other Limitless Educators from around the world during various virtual events, share best practices with other educators, work together on lesson development in Houston, and share cultures.

Whether it is the training in Houston or any other part of the program, all your travel expenses are covered.

On successful completion of the year-long program, educators will be elevated to the esteemed position of Limitless Ambassadors.

Enhance your teaching credentials with professional development training hours, a testament to your dedication and expertise.

Participant

Guidelines

Applicants must be a primary or secondary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) educator within Brazil or Nigeria.

Participants must be able to speak fluent English.

Participants are required to dedicate themselves to a year-
long participation in the program.

Dedicate approximately four (4) hours each month to engage with the curriculum, ensuring a deep understanding and practical application of the content. Throughout the year-long program, participants will be continuously working on a project that will be presented at the final in-person event.

Attend monthly virtual sessions to review the curriculum, share insights, and learn hands-on activities tailored for classroom implementation.

Participate in monthly virtual presentations by subject matter experts,
offering a comprehensive understanding of the latest in space research and technology.

Complete post-virtual and post-in-person evaluations to provide feedback and ensure continuous improvement of the program.

Throughout the course, participants will integrate their understanding of space exploration content from each module into a final project that they will present to the group and a panel of space industry experts.

Commit to traveling to the United States in July of 2024 for an immersive experience, including behind-the-scenes tours and specialized teacher training.*

*The July training for Brazilian educators may be extended later in the year based on the participants’ school schedules.

If accepted onto the program, participants must be able to obtain a passport and a VISA for travel to the United States.

If accepted onto the program, participants will attend a multi-day training session held in the capital of the host country. The exact dates will be coordinated based on school schedules and the travel costs will be covered.

Active participation in all virtual events is mandatory to ensure consistent engagement and learning throughout the program.

LIMITLESS OUTREACH

We are excited to offer a wide range of hands-on STEM learning experiences or scientific presentations for your organization! Submit an inquiry for review and pricing.

Educator Professional Development

  • ½ day, full day, or multi-day workshops
  • Virtual or in-person
  • United States and international options

Scientific Presentations

LSI is happy to review inquiries for science topics related to space technologies and power and propulsion systems. Presentations are not guaranteed and is based on the availability of staff.

  • K-12 Schools/Educators
  • University
  • General public
  • Scientific Community

Community Events

Have a STEM event in your area? Submit an inquiry to see if a Limitless Educator or Limitless Education can help support!

Limitless

Educators

It is our goal to inspire and educate the next generation to travel beyond our solar system and support the research and development of enabling technologies. The mission of the Limitless Educator Program is to inspire innovative educators to teach beyond the general curriculum. Limitless Educators engage in unique virtual guest speaker opportunities from scientists conducting research in the realm of advanced power and propulsion systems. We also offer our educators the opportunity to attend the Limitless Space Educator Institute, which immerses participants in extraordinary professional development experiences and gives these rock star teachers the time to work together to design new and innovative lesson plans tied to interstellar exploration.  We are thrilled with the cohort of Limitless educators from around the world who have integrity, an out-of-this-world imagination, and the courage to try new things in the classroom!

Meet the 2023 class of Limitless Educators!

Limitless Educator Induction Ceremony Gallery

LIMITLESS LAB BOOSTER PROGRAM

The Limitless Education Lab Booster is designed to help Educators and educational organizations, both in the United States and internationally, acquire additional resources to support student learning in STEM. Educators that are recipients of a Lab Booster grant clearly communicate their pursuit of innovative methods that will inspire and educate the next generation of explorers. The Limitless Space Institute will designate Stage I Lab Booster awards that can range from $500 to $5000 depending on the need and scope of the proposal. 

Lab Booster Checklist

  • Must submit a completed Lab Booster Application via the button below
  • Must download a budget workbook file via the “Budget” button below
  • The budget file must be filled in completely and signed off by an administrator

The budget file must then be emailed to kaci@limitlessspace.org

Congratulations to our 2022 Limitless Lab Booster recipients!

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LIMITLESS LESSON PLANS

Innovative STEM lesson plans tied to space exploration are important because they foster curiosity and creativity in learners while also providing them with opportunities to develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and technical skills. These lesson plans encourage students to explore different aspects of advanced power and propulsion systems for interstellar space travel through hands-on learning experiences and real-world applications.

By teaching students about space exploration, educators can also help them understand the wider implications of science and engineering, such as sustainability, global cooperation, and innovation. Ultimately, innovative STEM lesson plans tied to space exploration can inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists and explorers, allowing them to contribute to the development of new technologies and breakthroughs in our understanding of the universe.

All our Limitless Lessons are designed for teachers by teachers. Each lesson plan includes a powerpoint presentation for the activity, a detailed description for teacher background information, a student packet, and alignment to NGSS standards. Teachers are encouraged to edit the slides and lessons as they see fit to meet the needs of their students. It is our intent to grow our library of interstellar offerings as the program grows so we are open to suggestions for lesson topics and feedback to make the lessons better after you have implemented them with students.

Have fun exploring!

Solar Sail Engineering Design Challenge

  • Newton’s Laws
  • Engineering
  • Budget Management
  • Measurement

Communication & Teambuilding Challenges

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving

Asteroid Scouting Mission – Coming soon!

  • Magnetism
  • Mission Planning
  • Budget Management

FAQ

  • If I’m not living and working in Brazil or Nigeria, but I’m originally from those countries, can I
    apply?
    • No. Only educators who are currently living and working in Brazil or Nigeria may apply.
  • Do I need to be a citizen of Brazil or Nigeria to apply for the program?
    • No, citizenship is not a requirement. However, you must be residing and actively
      working as an educator in either Brazil or Nigeria to be eligible to apply.
  • If I miss a virtual classroom meeting or guest speaker session during the program, will I be penalized?

    • Full participation is required in this program. We understand that educators may have multiple obligations and a family life outside of work. Each session will be recorded and available to the group after the video conferences take place. Educators must still complete the required tasks and reflection forms after watching the videos. If they do not complete the reflections within two weeks (14 days), they will be notified that it is a requirement of the program. Three warnings will be issued if tasks are not completed. The 4 th occurrence will result in disqualification from the program.

  • Will I have to implement space related lessons into my classroom?

    • Yes. We would like to see the impact of the lessons not only on the educator, but on the students as well. We ask that at a minimum, two lessons related to this course are implemented throughout the program and that the impact data from
      the implementation be shared with the group.

  • Do I have to complete a final project for this program?

    • Yes. There will be multiple options for the participants to choose from for the final project. Projects must include content from each month’s learning module and there will be support checkpoints along the way to ensure the educators are making adequate progress. These projects will be presented at the conclusion of the program to a panel of space industry experts and representatives from IHS Towers.

  • Will I need an electronic device to participate in the program?

    • Yes. Accepted applicants will receive a tablet courtesy of IHS Towers.

  • How do I submit my video, slides and administration support letter?

    • These items can be uploaded as attachments at the bottom of the online application. If you need assistance, please email the Director of Education, Kaci Heins. Kaci@limitlessspace.org

  • If I cannot commit to a full year in 2024, should I apply?

    • No. Participants must commit to a full year of active engagement from January to December of 2024.

  • If I do not read and speak English fluently, should I apply?
    • This course will be conducted exclusively in English. Strong proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in the English language is essential to fully comprehend the content and acquire new vocabulary. Applicants must be fluent in both written and spoken English.
  • Do I need a passport to apply for the program?

    • No, but you will need to be able to acquire one if you are selected to be a part of the program.

  • Do I need to apply for a travel VISA to apply to the program?

    • No. However, if you are selected for the program, you will need to apply for a travel VISA at the embassy. The Limitless Space Institute will provide a letter of support stating that you are a part of this program. It is not guaranteed that it will expedite the process or that you will be approved, but we will provide as much support as we can to assist with this process.

  • If I am accepted into the program, do I have to pay the travel VISA processing fees?

    • No. However, LSI will only help support the cost of ONE travel visa application. All of the paperwork and requirements MUST be completed very carefully as fees are non-refundable if there are mistakes. If a travel visa request must be submitted a second time, that is a cost that the participant must pay.

  • Are the dates for the US and host country trip finalized?
    • No. We will work with the accepted applicants to find dates that work with their
      school calendars to travel. All travel costs abroad and within their respective
      country will be covered.

For immediate questions please email the Director of Education, Kaci Heins. Kaci@limitlessspace.org

Thank you

to our program sponsors

About IHS Towers:

IHS Towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared communications infrastructure in the world by tower count and is one of the largest independent multinational towercos solely focused on emerging markets. The Company has nearly
40,000 towers across its 11 markets, including Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kuwait, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia. For more information, please email:

communications@ihstowers.com or visit: www.ihstowers.com

Thank you to our program partners!

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