Field - Based Educational Arctic Expeditions
Educators that are selected to participate in DTE will embark on an 11-15 day arctic expedition to hone their skills teaching in front of fellow teachers. They receive quality feedback, improve their environmental curriculum through direct experience, and gain a sense of place, self, and community within an Arctic environment. They will then work immediately with a group of traveling 6th grade students and native/local students on an environmental project.
DTE applications for educators will become available... Summer 2019
There will be four FULL scholarships available for teachers, based on financial need. Cost of program will be uploaded soon.
Example Trip Itinerary - Supposed lengths are 22-30 day programs
0-3 Travel to Arctic and getting to know Educator team and Staff of DTE
3- 16 - Education Teacher Expedition
16- 18 - Debrief and De- Issue and get Ready for students to arrive
19- 26 - Work with Students from 8-3pm in school hours (Mon-Fri), staff of DTE takes care of students during after school hours to dinner and bed. *dependent on location
27-29 - Debrief Entire trip, wrap up lesson plans, depart
3 + years of teaching experience with elementary and or middle school aged students (outdoor education, classroom, environmental education)
2 + years of working in different cultural environments
Ability to write lesson plans using the Expeditionary Learning Template
Knowledge and use of Next Generation Science Standards
Familiarity with Google docs, drive, numbers, etc.
Undergraduate Degree from an accredited University or College
Winter Camping experience
2+ years of Backcountry Ski and or Snowboard experience
Being able to lift and tow 40-70 lbs
Being flexible and adaptive to unseen circumstances
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of self, fellow teachers, and students
Expectations as an Educator on Program
Teachers are required to pre-write and create 3 lesson plans using Next Generation Science Standards that align with the years DTE project in that Arctic Region. Lesson plans can be modified during program
Teachers will be filmed teaching lesson plans
Teachers will work together on a set "Environmental Climate Project"
Teachers will be expected to use social media channels to share project
Teachers are expected to share their experience at their school and or community via slideshow