- Your seventh online newsletter
- New lessons in September
- Check out what’s new on project portal
- Our Youtube channel: online lessons recordings and more
- New languages on Polarpedia
- Arctic Expedition: northern adventure of Arctic Competition winners
- Remember “ 500 teachers challenge”?
- EDU-ARCTIC - spreading the word in Ireland and Bulgaria
1. Your seventh online newsletter
Dear teachers, this is the first EDU-ARCTIC newsletter in this schoolyear. We hope you’re full of energy and new ideas. We are! We have a lot to tell you. Check out, what we have to offer!
2. New lessons in September
Discover if brown bears believe in gender stereotypes, learn how science debunks climate myths. Meet the rock cycle and flying penguins. Find out all about mass balance of glaciers, explore permafrost and periglacial processes.
And if you’re Italian – or your students are learning Italian - we encourage you to meet the weirdest Arctic animals.
Need help with enrolment? Check out our short video tutorial.
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!
3. Check out what’s new on project portal
Our portal is a crucial tool and we’re always trying to make it better, more interesting and user friendly. During summer break we worked on some improvements. Check out our new EDU-FORUM: now you can add comments and likes, and create your own topics.
We also added VIDEO section – check what’s new on our Youtube channel. We recommend our step-by-step intuitive video tutorials: how to register new account, how to enroll for online lessons, how to use your profile section.
We hope you’ll like it. Add a comment on EDU-FORUM!
4. Our Youtube channel: online lessons recordings and more
If you still haven’t subscribed to our Youtube channel , it’s about time! We have now more than 50 recordings of our online lessons in English, Polish, French, Danish, Faroese and Romanian. Watch and comment! There are also introductory webinars, tutorials and intros.
5. New languages on Polarpedia
Have you checked Polarpedia lately? We have more than 200 terms … and new languages! More and more expressions are available in Italian, Greek and Bulgarian, also thanks to our fantastic teachers who offered translations. Would you like to contribute? Contact us! Now, you gain points in EDU-GAME for each translation into national language!
6. Arctic Expedition: northern adventure of Arctic Competition winners
It was summer full of adventures. First, competition finalists visited Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences and its observatories. Then, the long awaited and well deserved award has come: in August our Arctic Competition winners went to the North. 3 teams spent almost two weeks in Faroe Islands, the other three had an opportunity to visit Iceland.
With the most warm welcome, intense fieldwork, incredibly beautiful views and lots of STEM knowledge our best European team had undoubtedly great time.
Would you like to experience real northern, scientific adventure? Get ready for the second edition of Arctic Competition!
7. Remember “ 500 teachers challenge”?
We’re proud to announce that we’ve accomplished “500 teachers” challenge. In fact, we have now more than 550 teachers from 38 countries on board. As promised, we’re sending Arctic jigsaws to 5 teachers registered between number 400 and 500. Special congratulations to Sara from Italy, our five hundredth teacher!
8. EDU-ARCTIC spreading the word in Ireland and Bulgaria
As always, we’re spreading the word about EDU-ARCTIC project, but also learning a lot about STEM education all over Europe. EDU-ARCTIC project was presented in Dublin, Ireland, during ESERA2017 conference, titled: Research, practice and collaboration in science education.
In September we’re participating in 8th International Conference "EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT" in Bulgaria. Keep fingers crossed!