- Your eighth online newsletter
- Warsaw, Guyancourt, Oslo: EDUCATORS’ FORA
- Check out new upcoming lessons
- New languages on Polarpedia
- 1000 teachers challenge
- EDU-ARCTIC on Arctic Circle
1. Your eighth online newsletter
Dear teachers, we continue our project activities in this new school year. Autumn is here, and surely you have a lot to cope with in upcoming weeks. We hope you will find our tools useful and helpful in your school practice. We have plenty to offer!
2. Warsaw, Guyancourt, Oslo: EDUCATORS’ FORA
Two workshops (in France and Poland) are completed, one (in Norway) is still ahead (it will be held in Oslo 18th October).
It was a great pleasure to host over 50 teachers from 20 countries. We had practical sessions allowing to get familiar with project tools, we connected with polar stations, but most importantly we had an opportunity to meet fantastic members of EDU-ARCTIC community in person. Learning how EDU-ARCTIC is included into school practice and extracurricular activities was priceless.
Also, we got an amazing feedback on project activities. Thank you for all new ideas and the amazing follow-up – EDU-ARCTIC teachers are already working as project ambassadors, organizing individual, local workshops and disseminating project during various STEM-related events. Thank you for being an inspiration! Looking forward to meeting more of you in Oslo!
3. Check out new upcoming lessons
Feel as if you were a part of Belgian Antarctic Expedition, find out how satellite photos are made, meet all adaptations that allow Arctic mammals to survive, learn all about the rock cycle, and dangers of plastic in the Arctic, visit the Arctic - people’s land, watch the magic spectacle of northern lights and find out if we’re experiencing the last glaciation ever. If there are no places left for the lesson, please still enrol to be on a standby list. We are quite often offering places to teachers from the standby lists!
Lately we proposed a lesson in Italian, and now we’re inviting all those who speak Greek to a very interesting lecture about Earthquakes.
Check out our short videos on how to enrol and how to connect for a lesson.
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. New languages on Polarpedia
Polarpedia is constantly growing. Learn what is protolith, why is mattak healthy and why Batagaika crater is called ‘doorway to hell’.
We also have new language versions: Russian, Albanian and Serbian.
Would you like to contribute? Contact us! Remember, you gain 20 EDU-POINTS for each translated term you provide!
5. 1000 teachers challenge
Amazing news! There are already 600 (!) teachers in our EDU-ARCTIC community. 39 countries are on board. It sure is a reason to celebrate, but more importantly - to ... make another challenge. This time our goal is really ambitious. 1000 registered teachers by the end of this year. Hold tight, because we prepared awesome and unique EDU-ARCTIC backpacks for number 1000 and 4 other new teachers from number 601 to 999. Fingers crossed, everybody! Let the challenge begin!
6. EDU-ARCTIC on Arctic Circle
From 13 to 15th October we’ll be presenting EDU-ARCTIC project on the annual Arctic Circle Assembly. It is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 2000 participants from 50 countries. It is attended by heads of states and governments, ministers, members of parliaments, officials, experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, indigenous representatives, environmentalists, students, activists and others from the growing international community of partners and participants interested in the future of the Arctic. We are also organizing a special session dedicated to using the Arctic and polar research for education. Keep fingers crossed!