MOSAIC Expedition Teacher Workshop: A Changing Arctic Ecosystem

MOSAIC Expedition Teacher Workshop: A Changing Arctic Ecosystem

MOSAIC Expedition Teacher Workshop: A Changing Arctic Ecosystem

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  • Workshop dates: July 12-13, 8 am - 12 pm PT/9 am - 1 pm MT/10 am - 2 pm CT/11 am - 3 pm ET each day

In this FREE teacher workshop, you’ll hear from MOSAiC scientists and the curriculum developers as they lead you through "A Changing Arctic Ecosystem", a MS/HS curriculum tied to NGSS Life Science standards in which students trace the flow of carbon through the Arctic food web to predict how declining sea ice might impact the Arctic food web. Engage with 360° virtual expeditions, authentic Arctic datasets, ArcGIS Storymaps, and more in this 2-day online teacher workshop.

  • For additional information about the workshop, please refer to the course syllabus.

WHO: Middle and High School Science Teachers

WHAT: Virtual Teacher Professional Development Course for content and curriculum connected to NGSS Life Science standards.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 12th AND Thursday, July 13th from 8 am - 12 pm PT/9 am - 1 pm MT/10 am - 2 pm CT/11 am - 3 pm ET each day

WHY: The goal of this course is to introduce educators to NGSS Life Science standards in the context of the MOSAiC-related curriculum, "A Changing Arctic Ecosystem". At the end of the course, participants will be able to effectively facilitate each lesson, connecting concepts and standards back to the anchoring phenomenon, “How might the decline in sea ice affect Arctic organisms large and small?”

HOW: This interactive workshop will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Facilitators will lead participants through each lesson of the curriculum following the approach below: 

  1. Utilize the main Zoom meeting room for lesson instructions. Participants engage with lesson resources either individually or in small groups via Zoom breakout rooms.
  2. Everyone returns to the main Zoom room to wrap up and reflect on the lesson.

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Additional Details:

Continuing Education: Certificate for 10 hours of professional development (Free)

Graduate Credit: Option to purchase 1 graduate credit from the University of Colorado Boulder ($90)


MOSAiC Expedition Overview (EN)

The MOSAiC Expedition (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) - an animated overview. It could be the largest-scale Arctic research expedition of all time: In September 2019, the German research icebreaker Polarstern departed from Tromsø (Norway) and, once it had reached its destination, will spend the next year drifting through the Arctic Ocean, trapped in the ice. A total of 600 people, who will be supplied by other icebreakers and aircraft, will participate in the expedition – and several times that number of researchers will subsequently use the data gathered to take climate and ecosystem research to the next level. More than 70 research institutions from 20 countries are involved in the expedition. The mission is spearheaded by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).