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NSF’s Investment in Education during International Polar Year. Ren é e Crain, OPP Valentine Kass, EHR. OPP Office Advisory Committee November 9, 2007. Goals for IPY Education. Inspire. “I want to study the polar regions”. “The polar regions are important regulators of earth’s climate”.

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NSF’s Investment in Education during International Polar Year

Renée Crain, OPP

Valentine Kass, EHR

OPP Office Advisory Committee

November 9, 2007


Goals for ipy education
Goals for IPY Education Year

Inspire

“I want to study the polar regions”

“The polar regions are important regulators of earth’s climate”

Educate

“I could be a scientist”

IPY Legacy

“My students enjoy learning science when we do science”

“Presenting polar science to this crowd made me feel like a rock star - people wanted my autograph”

“I learned about the Arctic Skyping with a student who lives there.”

“There is less ice than there used to be.”

“Think of what we have learned in 50 years since IGY”


Criteria for successful proposals
Criteria for Successful Proposals Year

  • Develop innovative science education resources

  • Engage diverse and underrepresented communities

  • Use recent advances in research on STEM education

  • Encourage interdisciplinary teaching and learning

  • Attract and develop the next generation of polar researchers

  • Reflect the international aspect of IPY, building partnerships and collaborations where possible

  • Evaluate the impact of the project on the audience



Summary by audience
Summary by Audience Year

*denotes some awards to be made in 2008




Events already taking place
Events Already Taking Place Year

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec07/greenland_08-01.html


Live from the poles next expedition nov 11
Live From the Poles Year Next expedition Nov 11

http://polardiscovery.whoi.edu/multimedia.html


Graduate undergraduate students
Graduate & Undergraduate Students Year

Photo courtesy of Craig Tweedie.




Additional ipy activities
Additional IPY Activities Year

Photos courtesy of Stephanie Pfirman.


Synergy and legacy
Synergy and Legacy Year

  • Curriculum and teaching materials developed plus Teacher Professional Development experiences

  • Video, audio, planetarium, museum and other exhibits that will live on for many years to come

  • Researcher professional development

  • Lehrer News Hour – Polar Palooza Video

  • IPY Education PI web conferences

  • IPY.gov


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