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France - Workshop

The EDU-ARCTIC team has the pleasure to invite teachers from schools registered on the portal to submit their application for participation in one of the three Educators’ Fora. This workshop will be dedicated to teachers from western and southern Europe (Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican City).

We aim to familiarize teachers with the philosophy and functioning of the EDU-ARCTIC program. We'll offer training as to Arctic knowledge and the use of the project portal. We're looking forward to receive feedback from educators about what improvements could be made or which areas might still have to be covered.  Also, we want to promote the program through the Forum’s participants acting as EDU-ARCTIC ambassadors in their countries.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

How to apply?

Fill in and submit application form on EDU-ARCTIC portal by May 15, 2017, by clicking "Register now" button.

How many teachers can participate?

Between 20 and 25 teachers will be selected per forum. The criterion is the degree of participation of teachers in the project (EDU-GAME points, until May 15). Among the applicants, the highest scorer from each participating country will be selected for a grant. Remaining grants will be awarded to the other highest scorers of those countries (within the limit of grants available).

Who will cover the cost of travel and accommodation?

The organisers cover these expenses (round trip and one night) according to the flat rates applicable in EU-funded projects. UVSQ can make the recommendations for hotels in the vicinity of the venue. Participants have to book the hotel themselves. Travel expenses and accommodation (one night) of selected participants can be refunded up to a maximum of 575 euro. 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
 
DAY 1 – arrival before 13:00
 
13:00-14:00 registration
14:00-14:15 welcome
14:00-15:30 INFORMATION session (information about the project, philosophy and functioning of the EDU-ARCTIC program, feedback from EDUSCIENCE Project)
15:30-16:00 coffee break
16:00-17:30 PRACTICAL session (training session with portal)
17:30-18:00 conclusion
18:30 icebreaker
 
DAY 2
 
9:00-10:30 RESEARCH session (discussion on polar research and earth science issues)
10:30-11:00 coffee break
11:00-12:30 TEACHING session (presentations from teachers using EDU-ARCTIC tools in their own classrooms, exchange of opinions and good practice, evaluation of events by participants)
12:30-13:00 Wrap-up of Forum

Final agenda and details on venue will be sent to confirmed participants at least 10 days before the workshop.

In case of questions, please contact:

Jan Borm

University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Versailles, France

Tel.: +33 1 39 25 79 83

Jan.Borm@uvsq.fr