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Poland - Workshop

The EDU-ARCTIC team has the pleasure to invite teachers from schools registered on the portal to submit their application for participation in Educators’ Forum in Warsaw. This workshop will be dedicated to schools and teachers from central and eastern Europe (Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine).  

During the workshop you will be able to:

  • get information on the project and its possibilities;
  • train to use the project effectively;
  • become familiar with the portal, polar research, and earth sciences issues;
  • share your opinions on the EDU-ARCTIC program, its functionalities and topics that could be introduced within the project;
  • meet researchers dealing with Arctic issues;
  • meet other active teachers from Europe and share experience with them.

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 40 and 50 teachers will be selected for this workshop. The criterion is the degree of participation of teachers in the project, calculated as number of EDU-GAME points, collected till the deadline of registration (May 15). Among the applicants, the highest scorer from each participating country will be selected for a grant. Remaining admissions will be awarded to the other highest scorers of those countries (within the limit of grants available). Moreover, if you declare to conduct a short presentation (ca. 10 minutes) or a poster on how you use EDU-ARCTIC program in your classroom, you will have bigger chances to be chosen. If you don't need a grant for travel, nor accommodation, your application will be accepted with no other conditions.

Who will cover the cost of travel and accommodation?

For those who will apply for travel grant and will be selected, the organisers will buy flight/train or bus tickets (round trip). We will need some additional details on your route (e.g. from which airport you will be travelling, what time you prefer etc.). Applicants who will be accepted with the travel grants, will receive a survey to provide more information. We will buy for you. Please note we have a flight budget of max. 350 EUR per person, so if your travel to Warsaw is too expensive or the options you choose make it hard for us to find you a suitable ticket, we will have to cancel your participation.

We will organize and pay for accommodation from Friday to Sunday (22-24 Sep 2017, 2 nights). Participants will be accommodated in twin rooms (2 persons). If you want to be accommodated in a single room, you will need to pay the difference on your own. Any other costs like to/from airport, local transport and/or travel insurance is at the participants' expense. We will not reimburse any airline tickets purchased individually. Moreover, if you fail to attend workshop, after confirming attendance, you will have to reimburse the travel costs.

Remember to have a valid passport / ID to travel to Poland. If you need visa, please contact us.


DAY 0 (22 Sep) – arrival and check-in at hotel

DAY 1 (23 Sep)

9:00-9:30 registration

9:30-11:00 INFORMATION session (welcome, philosophy and functioning of EDU-ARCTIC program, presentation of tools)

11:00-11:30 coffee break

11:30-13:30 INSPIRATION session (presentations of teachers using EDU-ARCTIC tools at their classrooms, experiences of winners of the EDU-ARCTIC Competition 2017)

13:30-14:30 lunch

14:30-16:00 PRACTICAL session (training with portal, short online meetings with EDU-ARCTIC staff, online meeting with Polish Polar Station Hornsund on Svalbard)

16:00-16:30 coffee break

16:30-18:00 ROUND-TABLE session (discussion on EDU-ARCTIC tools, possible improvements, requests on topics, feedback from teachers)

18:00-18:15 Wrap-up of the first day of workshop

19:00 Networking dinner at the hotel


DAY 2 (24 Sep)

9:00-10:30 RESEARCH session (Keynote speakers – experts presenting the most up-to-date polar research and Earth science issues)

10:30-10:45 coffee break

10:45 – 11:15 How to be an EDU-ARCTIC ambassador? Questions and answers session

11:15-11:30 Wrap-up of Forum and farewell


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

In case of questions, please contact:

Agata Goździk 

Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

Księcia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warsaw, Poland

Tel.: +48 22 69 15 650