Newsletter n°6, 13 June 2017
- Your sixth online newsletter
- A look back and a look ahead – we managed to do a lot together!
- Check out new upcoming lessons
- EDU-ARCTIC on Scientix
- New languages on Polarpedia
- Enjoy the summer break!
1. Your sixth online newsletter
Dear teachers, this is the last EDU-ARCTIC newsletter in this schoolyear. We accomplished a lot, we wish to thank you for your effort and engagement. It is a great pleasure to have you on board.
2. A look back and a look ahead – we managed to do a lot together!
The results so far are impressive. More than 450 teachers from 36 countries form the EDU-ARCTIC family. We conducted over 100 online lessons in English, Polish, Faroese, Danish and Romanian, with more than 2000 participants enrolled. Almost 400 meteorological and phenological observations were registered. About 120 Polarpedia terms are available. Your engagement made it all possible. We really appreciate it. You inspire us!
We completed first edition of Arctic Competition, and our 6 winning teams are about to visit Iceland and Faroe Islands. We’re looking forward to meeting many of you during EDUCATORS’ FORA – we have over 100 applications!
And remember, there are still jigsaws to win in our 500 PARTICIPANTS CHALLENGE!
3. Check out new upcoming lessons
Discover how the Arctic can save us from global catastrophe, learn how brown bears are studied. And if your students are Francophones – or learning French – we encourage you to meet VENUS, and find out what polar lows are.
Remember, You can get an overview of the online lessons that are already available by having a look at the calendar of upcoming lessons. The time of online lessons is always posted in UTC (GMT+0), so make sure to convert it to the right time zone, if necessary!
4. EDU-ARCTIC on Scientix
If you know someone who hasn’t participated in Introductory webinar for teachers, here’s a good opportunity: we are very happy to be able to present our project on Scientix Webinar “The Arctic and Polar Research for Education (EDU-ARCTIC) programme for secondary schools”. The webinar will take place in the Scientix online meeting room on Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 16:00 Central European Summer Time. Register here
5. New languages on Polarpedia
Have you checked Polarpedia lately? We have new terms and …new languages! First Romanian expressions are already there, and we are very happy to announce that we’re planning to add terms in Greek, too, thanks to contribution of our great Greek teachers. Would you like to contribute? Contact us!
6. Enjoy the summer break!
The end of schoolyear is approaching. It was extremely busy, but very satisfying – hopefully, for you as well. We wish you the best summer vacation – it is well deserved. Don’t forget about EDU-ARCTIC, we’re planning lots of activities for the next schoolyear. See you in Autumn!