One component of successful relationships is collaboration and understanding of each partner; we strive to have teachers and researchers working together as much as possible before, during, and after the polar field experience. Therefore, teachers and researchers selected for PolarTREC are expected to participate in a number of specific program requirements throughout the experience.
The 2013 Program Requirements briefly outlines the requirements for both teachers and researchers. The document also includes additional recommendations for a successful research experience. Both the program requirements and recommendations come from best practices for teacher professional development, years of program management experience, and advice from past teachers and researchers on how to make the experience successful.
Program Requirements Timeline
The 2013-2014 PolarTREC Program Requirements Timeline shows how many of the program requirements are arranged throughout the year. PolarTREC is much more than just field research, as the supporting activities and program requirements before and after the teacher research experience make this a comprehensive professional development opportunity.
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Upon successful completion of the program requirements, teachers and researchers will be recognized with a certificate of PolarTREC Participation and Program Completion. In addition, teachers will be rewarded one day of substitute reimbursement for a day of a professional development activity of their choice.
There are no formal requirements for educators, scientists, students, and others who wish to participate virtually through the Internet. Learn about the other ways to participate in PolarTREC.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these requirements, please contact the PolarTREC Project Managers at info [at] polartrec [dot] com or 907-474-1600.