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  • PolarTREC Researcher Informational Webinar | PolarTREC
    Course Preexisting Relationships Resources Teacher Application Teacher FAQ Teacher Webinar Login For Researchers Overview Join Researcher Application Researcher Webinar Researcher FAQ Why Host a Teacher Quotes From Researchers Visiting a Classroom Access Resources 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 For Researchers PolarTREC Researcher Informational Webinar Status message Submissions for this form are closed An informational webinar web seminar was held Wednesday 29 July 2015 Teachers and researchers interested in learning more about participating in PolarTREC Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating are encouraged to view the event archive The informational webinar gives an overview of the PolarTREC program its goals and objectives program components the application process and will address frequently asked questions Feel free to watch the archive video view the pdf or listen to audio Any specific questions submitted by teachers and researchers were addressed at the end of the presentation For Researchers Overview Join Researcher Application Researcher Webinar Researcher FAQ Why Host a Teacher Quotes From Researchers Visiting a Classroom Access Resources Here Preexisting Relationships About Virtual Base

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  • Frequently Asked Questions for Researchers | PolarTREC
    the top 30 40 applicants that seem best suited for the research projects available At that point PolarTREC staff selects research projects based on committee recommendations and 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 This interview and selection process can take several weeks to complete Please note that the application and selection process are quite lengthy and it takes about 4 5 months to process the applications and select the final teachers 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 May I work with a teacher I already know Answer Yes a teacher and researcher with a pre existing relationship may apply to work together but they will be both be subject to the full selection process They must each fully complete their respective PolarTREC application by the application deadline and include the name of the individual in the space indicated on the application Teachers and researchers with a pre existing relationship applying to work together are also required to jointly complete and submit a supplement to their applications due by the general application deadline If there are further questions about this please contact the PolarTREC Project Managers at info at polartrec com Question Can I be matched with a teacher that lives or works close to my institution Answer Being a national program we recruit nationally and we may or may not have applicants from your region If you are interested in conducting teacher recruitment in your region PolarTREC can work with interested researchers to provide information and resources to take to local schools Question How are teachers prepared for their involvement Answer Prior to going into the field teachers will participate in two to four online webinars web conferences that provide background information about the program and additional training as needed All selected teachers are required to participate in a week long orientation in Fairbanks Alaska The orientation provides training on journaling photography interactive technology tools field communications polar science content education and outreach planning and safety training Specialized training that is related to the project is discussed in pre field logistics calls and takes places as needed Question How do we know teachers are physically qualified for the expedition Answer Short essay questions on the teacher application address the applicants general health physical abilities and outdoor experiences If more information regarding the applicant s health or physical abilities is needed researchers are welcome to ask related questions when interviewing top applicants Teachers selected to go to Antarctica must pass the same Physical Qualification PQ process as researchers Participation Question Do researchers receive a stipend for their participation Answer No Instead we reimburse schools for the teacher

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  • Why Host a Teacher? | PolarTREC
    education community Add an enthusiastic member to your team By adding a PolarTREC teacher you ll gain a willing and hardworking team member excited about learning participating and getting their hands wet cold or dirty Look at your research in new ways Researchers participating in PolarTREC noted that they had to boil their research down and find ways to explain what they were doing and why they were doing it for the teachers Taking part in this exercise allowed them to look at their science from different points of view and answer questions they may have never thought of Teach a teacher Teachers benefit immensely from the research experience and learn first hand polar science content how to bring real science and inquiry based activities to the classroom and gain lasting connections to the science community Connect your science to new audiences Having a teacher on your team captures public interest in your work and your science bridging you with students communities media and the general public Learn about the state of K 12 education in the United States Teachers are faced with a unique set of challenges and rewards in the American school system By bridging the gap between scientists and educators we can make strides towards improving the way schools prepare students for the future Build connections to the education community Often the relationships forged between PolarTREC teachers and researchers extend long beyond the field experience They involve sharing and collaboration in science and education activities and some researchers have worked with their teachers to develop education and outreach plans in new proposals Select your own teacher Teachers are selected via a rigorous selection process by a committee representing research and education communities However when it comes down to the final selection you and your team actually interview

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  • Quotes From Researchers | PolarTREC
    strengths including the program s crucial link between the teachers field research experiences and their classroom the extensive training provided to teachers and the program s adaptability and willingness to address and solve problems The following are quotes are from participating researchers and illustrate some attitudes towards the program I think that the scientific process itself benefits enormously from having a high school teacher imbedded in there We have to drop any fancy lingo we may have We have to cook things down to the raw essence and we have to work with the teachers to try to find out how I get this across to the general public You could not find a better group of people to put in the field with scientists than high school teachers or just teachers in general One of the things that we find very very powerful is finding somebody that we can then leverage in the future for team outreach PolarTREC takes a lot of the outreach tasks off the burden of the scientists so they can do their science I ve got two big projects going on at the same time now So having somebody who is a specialist and an

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  • About PolarTREC Learning Resources | PolarTREC
    or step by step instructions providing a structured approach to teaching a topic including objectives for learning and strategies for preparation presentation and evaluation Lessons are intended primarily for educators and also contain information on national and some state standards Activity An interactive exercise that actively engages learners Activities may include educational games experiments demonstrations and arts and crafts Presentation A collection of pictures and information in a formal arrangement used as a visual educational tool Presentations generally are themed power point presentations Audio An audio file Audio files may include interviews sound clips or commentary Video A file with both audio and visual components Video files may include short movies shows video clips interviews or illustrations Weblink A link to a website on the World Wide Web which provides valuable information resources or classroom activities Where do resources come from PolarTREC Learning Resources are reviewed and compiled by ARCUS but created by formal and informal educators writers researchers producers and students around the world Many of the Learning Resources you will find here have been created and submitted by past PolarTREC and TREC Teachers however anyone is free to submit resources to our collection If you are interested in submitting your Polar education resources please contact info at polartrec com for a template and instructions Each resource cites the creator and there are three permission options for resource use and sharing Download Viewer will be able to download the submission and use it in its original form Download and share Viewer may download the submission use it as needed and share with others Download share and remix Viewer may download the submission use it as needed share it with others and change components to suit their needs Additional changed versions of the submission can be resubmitted to the Learning Resources n a Permission is not needed or applicable for this submission How do I find a resource From the PolarTREC Learning Resources home page you can search for lessons two ways Browse by Topic Browse the list of subject areas topics and subtopics When resources exist within a subtopic a number in parentheses will denote the quantity Browse all Resources View all resources and use the tabs to sort by grade type or title to find a resource to suit you or your learners needs Search Use the search function to find learning resources that meet your needs for specific topics grade resource types etc How are resources organized Whenever you browse or search within Learning Resources the result will be a resource list For each resource you will find a descriptive title and details including resource type region it pertains to and permission level You can also use the tabs at the top of the resource list to sort your search options by grade level type or alphabetically by title Grade Level All Ages This resource is adequate for all ages Elementary and up This resource is intended for elementary students but may be used or modified for

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  • PolarTREC Products | PolarTREC
    various partners PolarTREC and ARCUS staff play the role of lead organizer and facilitator for the course as well as bringing in the invited program alumni as a guest instructor The course focus promotes developing teachers skills for integrating climate View Product Denali Climate Change Course 2014 Date s 28 July 2014 to 31 July 2014 Location Denali National Park Alaska United States Summary Participants reviewing the carbon cycle Climate Change Seeing Understanding and Teaching The Denali field camp course offered through Alaska Geographic is a four day immersive teacher professional development course held in Denali National Park The course was developed by Sarah Bartholow with the assistance of various partners PolarTREC and ARCUS staff play the role of lead organizer and facilitator for the course as well as bringing in the invited program alumni as a guest instructor The course focus promotes developing teachers skills for integrating climate change View Product Polar ROV Workshop 2013 Date s 30 July 2013 to 1 August 2013 Location Monterrey Bay California United States Summary Middle School teachers in the Monterey Bay area participated in a three day Polar Workshop designed to enlighten teachers regarding marine polar science and exploration through the use of remotely operated vehicles or ROVs View Product Publication Arctic Science Education Report 2002 Summary In March 2000 a group of scientists educators and Indigenous education specialists came together in Fairbanks Alaska to develop recommendations on improving scientific literacy through focusing on the arctic environment and cultures and arctic research The Arctic Science Education Working Group ASEWG was charged to develop a set of recommendations for the National Science Foundation NSF Office of Polar Programs Arctic Sciences Section to effectively integrate arctic science and education programs in ways that would fully involve arctic residents in the research and education process The resulting report specifically outlines approaches to support the development of programs in the Arctic integrating research and education and that will catalyze and improve collaborations between researchers and arctic residents View Product Using Interdisciplinary Polar Research to Enrich Teachers and Classrooms Summary The SACNAS News showcases the science and diversity of SACNAS members while sharing their research stories and experiences Each issue of the bi annual digital publication features in depth coverage of current issues within the scientific community celebrates the achievements and contributions of our members and provides resources for academic and professional development Written by and about SACNAS scientists the SACNAS News is truly the voice of the SACNISTA movement View Product Breaking Ice Building Knowledge The Benefits of Ship Based Teacher Research Experiences Date s 7 May 2015 Summary This special issue of the National Earth Science Teachers Association journal The Earth Scientist is sponsored by the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and is focused on the world s oceans The articles by teachers scientists and science educators from across the country cover a range of topics polar research coral reefs ocean acidification air sea interactions climate research

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  • Expedition Reports | PolarTREC
    in Antarctica I immediately understood that there is simply no substitute to actually traveling to the field living and working there So about 90 of what I now know was new practical knowledge acquired through my PolarTREC expedition View Full Report Public Science Report Lucy Coleman It was a tremendous opportunity for me to do science in a way I never have before Even more so than that though the experiences helped me find what I can become as a science teacher Being immersed in a research experience like this has opened my eyes to what a depth of knowledge can bring to my teaching I plan to spend the next phase of my teaching career integrating new discoveries innovations and enthusiasm into my classroom The amount of knowledge and experience I gained by being a part of this expedition is immeasurable and reflects even more than what I thought I would learn View Full Report Public Science Report Sian Proctor I believe that opportunity leads to exploration exploration leads to discovery and science is all about discovery The most important asset a teacher can give their students is to instill a love of science through exploration and discovery It s hard to instill exploration passion and discovery when you haven t experienced it first hand Teachers need to go on science expeditions so that they can lead by example and experience the exploration passion and discovery they want their students to embrace Teachers with real life experiences are role models who engage and inspire by weaving their experiences and discoveries through the classroom science activities View Full Report Public Science Report Peggy McNeal Science is my passion I love to teach and share science and my students get excited with me as a result My participation in High Arctic Change 2014 heightened this excitement Science became a little more real for my students because they knew someone me who was actually going out and participating in real science research My experiences in the Arctic now infuse my lessons Instead of learning about isotopes out of context students can share in Jessica s experience in the Arctic Jessica an undergraduate student with us is only five years older than my middle school students View Full Report Public Science Report Tina Ciarametaro Teachers that choose to be part of field research are seeking out the opportunity to further their own understanding of the area of research They are naturally going to ask probing questions and fully embrace the experience Most teachers love to share new knowledge that they have gained and more likely than not during and after the expedition teachers will devote time to craft ways in which to share their experiences with larger community View Full Report Public Science Report Regina Brinker My field experience adds to my science teaching in four primary ways Students need to know how to make and record accurate data collections Students need to be able to work collaboratively Students need to be open

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  • Bering Sea Ecosystem Collection | PolarTREC
    Video Arctic Less than 1 period Elementary and Up Download and Share This video of the seafloor in Barrow Canyon off the coast of Alaska is to accompany the presentation The Arctic Ocean Ecosystem Status and Trends in the Pacific Arctic by Jacqueline Grebmeier given during the 2012 Arctic Ocean Ecosystem Workshop View Video The Arctic Ocean Ecosystem Status and Trends in the Pacific Arctic Presentation Workshop Arctic Middle School and Up Download and Share Dr Jacqueline Grebmeier presents an overview of the arctic ocean ecosystem She outlines the key environmental factors influencing arctic marine food webs and discusses recent changes in biogeochemical cycles biodiversity migration and range of species and general ecosystem health in the region View Presentation Biological Change in the Pacific Arctic Ecosystem Presentation Workshop Arctic Middle School and Up Download and Share Dr Jacqueline Grebmeier presents her research on recent changes in the biology of the Pacific arctic ecosystem at the 2012 Arctic Ocean Ecosystem Workshop View Presentation Arctic Ocean Processes in the Context of the Global Ocean Presentation Workshop Arctic Middle School and Up Download and Share Dr Lee Cooper presents his research at the 2012 Arctic Ocean Ecosystem Workshop in Barrow Alaska on arctic ocean processes and how these relate to oceans around the world View Presentation Parks Teacher to Embark on an Arctic Journey for the Second Time Article Arctic All Ages Download and Share This press release in the Bayonet online newspaper from Maryland outlines teacher Deanna Wheeler s second educational experience of a lifetime in the Arctic with PolarTREC View Article Massillon Native Teacher to Explore Chukchi Sea Article Arctic All Ages Download and Share Online newspaper from Massillon Ohio interviews teacher Deanna Wheeler about her second PolarTREC expedition to the Arctic and describes how her students have become directly involved in arctic studies View Article Lisa Seff and the Oceanographic Conditions of Bowhead Whale Habitat Expedition Event Arctic About 1 period This one hour live event is hosted by PolarTREC teacher Lisa Seff and her team studying the oceanographic conditions of bowhead whale habitat The team is stationed in Barrow Alaska View Event Arctic Smorgasbord Lesson Arctic About 1 period Middle School and Up Download Share and Remix Overview Students discover how different organisms that live in the Arctic depend on each other and what might happen to the food web if one or more organisms disappears from it Students will build an arctic food web Objectives Students will learn that organisms are part of a global food web and linked to each other and their physical environments through the transfer and transformation of View Lesson Writing Science in the Language Arts Classroom Understanding the Food Web Lesson Arctic About 1 period Middle School and Up Download Share and Remix Overview Students will explain both orally and in writing a diagram used to illustrate a food web Objectives Students will learn how language is used to communicate and is required to impart knowledge and sustain a healthy traditional community in

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