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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?

Application is closed.

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 1: 23 September 2017

9:00-9:30 registration

9:30-11:00 INFORMATION session

9:30-10:00 Welcome by EDU-ARCTIC project leader Agata Goździk (philosophy and functioning of EDU-ARCTIC program)

10:00-11:00 Meet the EDU-ARCTIC Team

11:00-11:30 coffee break

11:30-13:30 INSPIRATION session (presentations of teachers using EDU-ARCTIC tools at their classrooms) – chair: Anna Wielgopolan

11:30-11:42 CIVICUS ENJOY EDU-ARTIC by Nicoleta Cindea (Romania)

11:42-11:54 EDU-ARCTIC in my school by Nikolaos Nerantzis (Greece)

11:54-12:06 Teaching the Inquiry steps through EDU-ARCTIC by Stella Magid Podolsky (Israel)

12:06-12:18 Extracurricular activities in natural sciences by Ivo Jokin (Bulgaria)

12:18-12:42 WHAT IS WEATHER LIKE TODAY and EXPLORING PH of WATER by Sladana Jovic and Bojana Mitriceski Andelkovic (Serbia)

12:42-12:54 How to involve students in EDU-ARTIC project and Portal by Aida Lumshi (Albania)

12:54-13:06 How to win Arctic competition and a travelogue from EDU ARCTIC Icelandic expedition 2017 by Grażyna Winiarska (Poland)

13:06-13:18 Missing motivation by Danilo Borovnica (Serbia)

13:18-13:30 Summary and remarks

13:30-14:30 lunch


14:30-15:45 PRACTICAL session (training with the EDU-ARCTIC portal, hands-on activities, participation in an webinar)


14:30-15:45 ROUND-TABLE session (discussion on EDU-ARCTIC tools, possible improvements, requests on topics, feedback from teachers)

15:45-16:15 coffee break


16:15-17:30 ROUND-TABLE session (discussion on EDU-ARCTIC tools, possible improvements, requests on topics, feedback from teachers)


16:15-17:30 PRACTICAL session (training with the EDU-ARCTIC portal, hands-on activities, participation in an webinar)

17:30-18:15 Summary of discussions on the EDU-ARCTIC tools, presentation of results of group discussions

18:15-18:30 Wrap-up of the first day of workshop

19:00 Networking dinner at the hotel

DAY 2: 24 September 2017

9:00-10:30 RESEARCH session – chair: Agata Goździk

9:00-9:45 Global glaciation: to keep to survive by Prof. Marek Lewandowski, Head of the Department of Polar and Marine Research in the Institute of Geophysics, PAS

9:45-10:30 Mystery of glaciers’ interior by Prof. Piotr Głowacki, Scientific manager of EDU-ARCTIC

10:30-10:50 coffee break

10:50-11:30 Q&A session – chair: Agata Goździk 

10:50 – 11:15 How to be an EDU-ARCTIC ambassador?

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


Final agenda and details on venue and hotel were sent to confirmed participants.

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