Guiding the way towards STEAM through innovative learning approaches and contemporary science
Join a project that will bring Polar Research and Space to your classroom!
The POLAR STAR team is happy to invite you to become a POLAR STAR collaborator and advisor
In POLAR STAR we value teachers’ opinions and expertise. We are eager to design tools and activities that are meaningful to them and are applicable in their class. To this end, we invite teachers to join us and to become collaborators, advisors and co-creators in the development of the project’s main outcomes.
Science as a Whole
Participate in the design of our "Science as a whole" methodology, which aims to introduce a seamless interdisciplinary teaching approach through concrete guidelines and the Science WAND, a tool which will allow teachers and students to identify meaningful connections between the concepts they learn.
Integrate the team that will produce the "STEAM education" strand of our methodology to facilitate teachers to incorporate all the components of STEAM in their teaching through different tools while also using inquiry and design thinking in the optimum way, not only during projects but also while teaching their own curriculum.
POLAR Activity kit
Co-design and review our arctic research activities which will be part of our POLAR kit.
STAR activity kit
Co-design and review our arctic research activities which will be part of our STAR kit.
How does it work?
The POLAR STAR methodology and kit of activities will be developed during the first year of the project. Teacher collaborators and advisors will be asked to review our design and approach and give us their feedback through online conversations or a written report. Teachers will also participate in participatory design conversations to gather feedback and record their needs and aspirations. All participating teachers will receive a certificate and their names will be added in the list of co-authors and contributors.
Polar star is a project that aims to support teachers to innovate and introduce STEAM in their classes through a series of innovative methods. The project focuses on the development of students’ key skills and competences as well as deepening their knowledge of fundamental science principles, increasing their appreciation of science and technology and their role in today's’ societies. The project places a special emphasis on Polar and Spaceresearch.
Opportunities for training and collaboration with teachers
Spend a week with us in Greece!
Join the POLAR STAR summer school to spend a full week with an international group of teachers, discovering new tools and materials to use in your practice, while you gain a whole new cultural and social experience!
If you want to learn how to apply for funding to cover the costs of your participation click here
POLAR STAR aims to bring together state-of-the-art learning pedagogies and combine them with exciting activities that focus on contemporary science, thus helping teachers to introduce STEAM successfully in their class. At the same time the project will focus on the development of students’ key skills and competences as well as deepening their knowledge of fundamental science principles, increasing their appreciation of science and technology and their role in todays’ societies. POLAR STAR aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on:
Promoting the 'Science as a Whole' concept;
Promoting a holistic STEM educational approach;
Promote the introduction of contemporary science activities in schools;