It is expected that the teacher • develop educational materials that can be widely used in German school• give lectures on teaching methods and how to communicate science in classroom activities• be an active participant on the ship • serve as a MOSAiC ambassador after the expedition.
The MOSAiC Education team is seeking applicantions from German teachers with a broad background in science activities and professional involvement indicating excellence in science education. The MOSAiC Education opportunity is open to grades 5-13 science teachers teaching in Germany. All applicants must have at least 3 years science teaching experience in a highschool ("Gymnasium") not including the current school year.
To participate in MOSAiC Education you must be:
• Ready to spend six weeks on a ship in the Arctic and have a time release from his or her school for September 16 to October 28 (no salary support is offered through MOSAiC)• Prepared to actively engage in all elements of the MOSAiC Education program• Committed to develop and implement engaging educational materials to bring Arctic science into German classrooms• Ready to engage in educational activities that will continue beyond the expedition for at least the duration of the year-long expedition• Prepared to closely collaborate with U.S. and other German educators• Able to pass a standard physical exam required by the Alfred Wegener Institute• Willing to share a cabin on RV Akademik Fedorov with three others.
Applicants must have appropriate English language knowledge to converse and develop written and oral content in English. The MOSAiC Education applicant’s principal must submit a letter of support for the application and must indicate that, to the best of his or her knowledge, the MOSAiC Education applicant will be employed at the same institution for the 2019-20 school year. No salary support is offered as part of this opportunity. Applicants will attend an in-person training in summer 2019 and participate in multiple webinars and planning calls with the other educators in preparation for the expedition. Successful applicants must be/become a member of the German Society for Polar Research (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Polarforschung, DGP).
Application deadline on May 31, 2019.
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