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  • PolarTREC | Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating
    Here New PolarTREC Teacher in the News New PolarTREC teacher Dieuwertje DJ Kast is the STEM program manager for the USC Joint Educational Project which encompasses the USC Young Scientists Program YSP and the USC Wonderkids program She is already sharing her PolarTREC program acceptance with the media We are excited to start working with our new cohort for 2016 17 Read Article Here PolarTREC Alumni Hosts Polar Day at School PolarTREC alumni teacher John Wood organized a Polar Day at his school and it was a great success This event is part of his ongoing commitment to sharing polar science with his students many years after his expedition Here is John s synopsis of the events with some photos and an image from the newspaper Learn More Membership to ARCUS NEW ARCUS has new membership categories including individual membership ARCUS members participate in a leading community promoting discovery and understanding of the Arctic Our members are the core of our network and their support enables us to continue providing quality programs and outreach Come join us today and make a difference Join Here Upcoming Events Feb 13 Deadline for Abstracts SCAR Open Science Conference Feb 13 2nd Snow Science Winter School Feb 14 Call for Abstracts Remote Controlled and Autonomous Measurement Workshop Feb 15 NSF Proposal Deadline Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination Program Feb 15 NSF Proposal Deadline Marine Geology and Geophysics Program Featured Video Latest Journal 13 February 2016 Where In The World Is Iceland Location Location Location Hey any interest in going to Iceland asked Katie Farmer a Read Journal Latest Comments Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea 2016 Hi Alex Hi Alex this is an incredible project It must be really fun to use ultrasound on a seal I look forward to following along Read Journal

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  • About PolarTREC | PolarTREC
    Model The main components of PolarTREC Include provide hands on field research experiences that are implemented in the polar regions broadly disseminate teacher experiences to students professionals and the public develop a sustainable learning community and provide clear and appropriate measures of project success PolarTREC teacher Michelle Brown and students try on Extreme Cold Weather gear Polar Field Research Experience The core of the PolarTREC program is the field research experience whereby PolarTREC teachers participate in field research in the Arctic or Antarctic for three to six weeks Selected research projects represent the leading edge of scientific inquiry and include the K 12 teacher as an integral part of the science team Classroom and Public Connections While in the field teachers and researchers connect with classrooms and the public through use of Internet tools such as online teacher and researcher journals message boards photo albums podcasts PolarConnect calls and presentations from the field and online learning resources After the field experience teachers and researchers continue to share their experience with the public through public presentations scientific conferences teacher workshops and journal articles Each PolarTREC teacher also creates instructional activities to transfer scientific data methodologies and technology into their classrooms Professional Development PolarTREC provides professional development opportunities for teachers who participate in field research projects as well as educators who connect through the Internet PolarTREC provides a variety of content tools and web seminars geared towards subject matter learning teaching practices and alignment of PolarTREC experiences with current professional teaching standards At the end of the project period a culminating ShareFair workshop will be held to present and share PolarTREC products and results among PolarTREC participants and other interested educators researchers and agency personnel Sustained Community and Support The PolarTREC program is designed to extend the experience beyond field research to support a sustained community of teachers scientists students and the public through online seminars an e mail listserve and teacher to teacher peer groups New PolarTREC teachers will have the opportunity to work closely with an experienced Partner Teacher teachers that have participated in a teacher research experience on aspects of their research experience and educational plans Success What does a successful PolarTREC experience look like for a researcher Our litmus test of success is if a researcher returns to PolarTREC to host another teacher Success also may involve lots of outreach about the expedition new lesson plans created by the teacher about your science or lots of participants attending a PolarConnect event Below is a graphic showing what success looked liked for the 2013 2014 season 2013 2014 Infographic about PolarTREC Funding and Support PolarTREC teacher John Wood at the Arctic Circle Alaska The PolarTREC program is managed by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States ARCUS a non profit based in Alaska and Washington D C ARCUS is a consortium of educational and scientific members that have a substantial commitment to arctic research ARCUS was awarded funding from the National Science Foundation Division of Polar Programs for

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  • Join PolarTREC | PolarTREC
    video files The Polar Regions are just a click away Participate in PolarConnect events A live event aboard the Oden with PolarTREC Teacher Jeff Peneston PolarConnect formerly known as Live from IPY transports students and the public to remote polar locations to learn about exciting polar science through real time Internet presentations from the field PolarConnect utilizes an Internet platform called Wimba that supports online slide presentations voiceover IP audio and text chat functions to allow for interaction with teachers and researchers during their PolarTREC expeditions PolarConnect participants have the unique opportunity to ask questions to teachers and leading researchers studying the polar regions Participation and all materials are free Learn more about PolarConnect and register for upcoming events here Become a Member of ARCUS Become an individual member to the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States and contribute to PolarTREC and other education and outreach programs Membership in ARCUS enables you to participate in the world s leading community promoting discovery and understanding of the Arctic and informing sound decisions related to the Arctic Your support and contributions enable interdisciplinary thinking acting and education that lead to the development of highly collaborative partnerships ARCUS members form the core of our extensive network which enables increased understanding of this critical and dynamic region Our members include organizations and individuals who are making valuable contributions to Arctic research Follow us Join the Polar Education List to receive news delivered right to your email about polar education issues opportunities and important events Check out PolarTREC on social media at FaceBook Twitter and YouTube Become a PolarTREC Teacher PolarTREC teacher Leslie Pierce holding snow goose goslings near Barrow Alaska What better way to learn about the polar regions and how science is conducted than to join a scientific expedition in the Arctic

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  • Education List | PolarTREC
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  • Goals and Objectives | PolarTREC
    Here Preexisting Relationships Resources Overview About Products Expedition Reports Collections Media Archive Find a Resource Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating About Goals and Objectives Taking sediment cores in the Arctic Ocean Svalbard The goal of PolarTREC is to advance polar science education and understanding by bringing K 12 educators and polar researchers together through hands on field experiences By fostering the integration of research and education PolarTREC will continue the momentum established during the International Polar Year IPY by addressing the following objectives Objective 1 To improve teachers STEM content knowledge of the Polar Regions and transfer to the classroom Objective 2 To increase teachers knowledge and use of STEM practices with their students in the classroom Objective 3 To develop teachers educational leadership skills and give opportunities to teacher to be influential leaders in their professional community Objective 4 To improve the evidence base of successful strategies that utilize teacher leadership skills for the purpose of broadening participation in polar STEM learning Objective 5 To increase students understanding and engagement in the Polar Regions and interest in polar related STEM careers Objective 6 To

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  • Frequently Asked Questions for Teachers | PolarTREC
    Committee for review The Selection Committee changes annually and consists of researchers educators polar logistics providers and arctic residents The Selection Committee narrows the applicant pool down to the top 30 40 applicants that seem best suited for the research projects available At that point PolarTREC staff selects research projects based on your responses in the application When you apply to the program you will not be selecting a specific expedition but rather specifying your science interests and your polar preference for the Arctic Antarctic or both You will also be discussing how this experience meets the needs of your classroom and what you teach These answers will help in the matching of your application to a research project The PolarTREC staff then sends each researcher a group of approximately 5 applications to review Researchers select the top three applicants to interview conduct phone interviews and ultimately the research team selects which teacher will participate in their project Please note that the application and selection process are quite lengthy and it takes about 4 5 months to process and select the participants The PolarTREC staff sends out regular emails to the candidates about the status of the selection process Question How many teachers apply and how many are selected Answer Generally over 200 teachers apply to PolarTREC each year Between 2010 and 2013 PolarTREC placed approximately 12 teachers per year in the program Placement in PolarTREC is highly competitive and applicants are encouraged to seek feedback about their applications and to reapply if not selected Question How many research projects will be selected for PolarTREC Answer PolarTREC will support approximately 12 projects per year 6 in the Arctic and 6 in the Antarctic Depending on the dates and types of projects this balance may vary Question How will I be notified of the status of my application Answer Because of the large number of applications we receive almost all communication regarding your application will be via e mail until the final phases of the selection process Please check your spam or junk mail filters if you have not heard from PolarTREC Question How will I know the status of my PolarTREC Application Answer We solicit for applications every fall and generally receive over 150 applications These are reviewed internally and with a selection committee in the following month Following that we notify applicants via email if they have been selected for the top pool of 40 applicants This top pool will be further reviewed and may be selected for interviews with research teams The process takes about 4 months to complete Participation Question What are the costs associated with participation in PolarTREC Answer PolarTREC or the NSF logistics providers cover most costs associated with participation in the program This includes travel lodging food essential field gear and substitute costs if you are on an expedition while your school is in session Expenses teachers may incur are likely to include personal apparel and gear not provided long underwear gloves socks etc

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  • Application | PolarTREC
    Period is Now Open Application Submission Deadline is Tuesday 8 September 2015 5 00 p m Alaska Daylight Time For Teachers Please use the online teacher application webform to submit your application Remember that if you submitted an application it will take several months to review and select the finalists We will email all applicants about the status of their application in December 2015 Informational Webinar Date Wednesday 29 July 2015 Time 1 00 p m Alaska Daylight Time 2 00 p m PDT 3 00 p m MDT 4 00 p m CDT 5 00 p m EDT The informational webinar will give an overview of the PolarTREC program its goals and objectives program components the application process and will address frequently asked questions The webinar is scheduled to last one hour but PolarTREC Project Managers will stay online to answer all participant questions Register Here For Researchers Please use the online researcher application webform to submit your application Remember that if you submitted an application it will take several months to review and select the finalists We will email all applicants about the status of their application in December 2015 Informational Webinar Date Wednesday 29 July 2015 Time

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  • PolarTREC Program Requirements | PolarTREC
    development program for educators which strives to build ongoing collaborative relationships between educators and polar researchers The PolarTREC program is designed to match teachers and researchers based on similar scientific interests and outreach goals facilitate the growth of this relationship and provide support for the relationship to become independently sustainable One component of successful relationships is collaboration and understanding of each partner we strive to have teachers and researchers working together as much as possible before during and after the polar field experience Therefore teachers and researchers selected for PolarTREC are expected to participate in a number of specific program requirements throughout the experience Program Requirements An example set of Program Requirements briefly outlines the requirements for both teachers and researchers The document also includes additional recommendations for a successful research experience Both the program requirements and recommendations come from best practices for teacher professional development years of program management experience and advice from past teachers and researchers on how to make the experience successful Program Requirements Timeline The 2016 2017 PolarTREC Program Requirements Timeline shows how many of the program requirements are arranged throughout the year PolarTREC is much more than just field research as the supporting activities and program requirements before and after the teacher research experience make this a comprehensive professional development opportunity 2016 2017 Program Timeline Program Evaluation PolarTREC teacher Robert Oddo and student Brooks Motley on Svalbard Norway ARCUS uses the PolarTREC program requirements in a number of ways including tracking participation in the program evaluating the impacts of the program and collecting data on program participants Information is used to report to the National Science Foundation apply for further funding provide data and information to researchers publish papers and articles and much more Upon successful completion of the program requirements teachers and researchers will

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