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Arctic Transect 2004: An Educational Exploration of Nunavut

Provide adventure learning through exploration and discovery, creating an awareness of global climate change and indigenous cultures of the Arctic. Generate increased understanding of ecological interrelationships through a multidisciplinary curriculum giving learners a deeper understanding of their environment. Emphasize global stewardship through online learning as explorers transect the Canadian Arctic by dogsled.

The mission of Arctic Transect 2004 is being implemented by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota in partnership with Nomads Online Classroom Expeditions.

The mission of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is dedicated to understanding teaching and learning through research; developing leaders who can teach well, adding to our knowledge of teaching and learning through research and assisting others in developing their teaching abilities; and, providing research-based service to a broad range of educational institutions, agencies, and individuals. Our obligation extends to state, national, and international communities.

For the past 10 years NOMADS have given students worldwide opportunities to collaborate and learn, while participating in Arctic exploration. Dedicated to developing multi-disciplinary, standard-aligned curricula NOMADS mission is to enable teachers in K-12 classrooms to use advanced interactive telecommunications and technology as teaching tools. Beginning in 1999, NOMADS Online Classroom Expeditions is an annual program offered to teachers and students worldwide using the Arctic and traditional culture as a springboard for interactive, multi-disciplinary learning in a unique collaborative online classroom infrastructure.


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