Weekly Chat 


Each week of the LIVE adventure learning expedition, registered teachers and students can participate in an online chat with invited topic experts. An Education Basecamp Moderator facilitates each chat.


The Weekly Chat allows students to talk about things that are important to them, while expressing thoughts and opinions, learning as they explore and expand upon the module topics.

Investigating current issues in the world today—the online chat topic is introduced on the "Your Voice" pages, within the Case Study section of the corresponding module in the Curriculum & Activity Guide for each particular week.

Though the topics might seem advanced for younger students, our experience is that by using a group approach in your classroom, students as young as 2nd grade can participate in the chat with great gain, being that the topic actually is an extension of and correlates with all curriculum and online activities of the particular week.

One chat is scheduled for one day each week. Over the course of the LIVE program, there will be the chance to participate in a chat on all weekdays, except Mondays. Each chat lasts 45 minutes.

Only registered teachers and their classrooms can take part in the chat, but no registration is needed to take part in each individual chat. Just log in! All chats are moderated and safe.

Transcripts or recording of the chats are made available on the individual chat pages.

Note: The chat zone is active with a test chat for you to test your system the morning of our scheduled chats up to 30 minutes prior to the chat. The test chat is not monitored. Please contact us with any questions or problems.

 

Chat Schedule:

 Module 1- Exploration: The Arctic.  Chat Topic: Arctic Exploration
 week 01
 Friday  February  25
 01:00 PM
 Speaker:  Mille Porsild, GoNorth! Expedition Leader
 week 02   Wednesday
 March
 02
 10:00 AM
 Speaker:
 Dr James Foster, GoNorth! Cool Scientist
 week 03
 Thursday  March
 10
 10:00 AM
 Speaker:  Dr Shari Gearheard, GoNorth! Cool Scientist
             
 Module 2- Geology: People.  Chat Topic: The Human Connection
 week 04
 Wednesday  March  16
 10:00 AM
 Speaker:  Dr Michael Loranty, GoNorth! Cool Scientist
 week 05  Friday  March  25
 01:00 PM
 Speaker:  Dr. Stephen "Stev" Weidlich, AECOM
 week 06
 Thursday  March  31  06:30 PM
 Speaker:  Mille Porsild, GoNorth! Expedition Leader
             
 Module 3- Ecology: Marine Resources.  Chat Topic:
 week 07
 Friday  April
 08
 01:00 PM
 Speaker:  Dr Henry Huntington, GoNorth! Cool Scientist
 week 08          Speaker:  there will be no week 08 chat
 week 09
   
 
   Speaker:  there will be no week 09 chat
             
Module 4- Ecology: Ocean.  Chat Topic: Climate Chaos
 week 10          Speaker:  there will be no week 10 chat
 week 11          Speaker:  there will be no week 11 chat
 week 12

   
   Speaker:  there will be no week 12 chat
             
             
 week 14  Wednesday  May  25  01:00 PM  Speaker:  TEAM CHAT!