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If you love to teach about Polar (and Star), be invited to join this summer for the Polar Star - Online Summer School 5th - 9th July 2021

Dear teachers, last year the POLAR STAR team (including the Institute of Geophysics PAS) organized a very fun and engaging online summer course with 30 participants. This year we repeat the adventure and we would like to invite you to join us!

Through games, challenges and a variety of workshops, you will learn the POLAR STAR methodology for integrating interdisciplinarity and the various flavors of STEAM in your daily practice. You will also learn how to assess your students in innovative ways, giving a special focus on the development of skills. As an added flavor, you will also have the opportunity to explore a set of activities already prepared for you and your students in the fields of Polar research and Astronomy.

Discover an innovative teaching and learning methodology:

  1. Interdisciplinarity with the Science as a Whole methodology: Learn how to design your own STEM curricula using a knowledge structure that overarches all science disciplines. Use the Science WAND with your students as a reference point in making connections between topics taught in different disciplines and different grades as well as between subjects taught at school and everyday life.
  2. STEAM education: Learn how to use the different flavors of STEAM to meet the needs of the different students in your classroom and switch from a teacher-centered to a student-centered approach. Experience the Design Thinking method to discover your students' needs and design the best possible lessons.
  3. Learn how to assess your students in innovative ways, with special focus on skill development!
  4. Explore very engaging STEAM activities with our beloved POLAR and STAR