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Brookside A [clear filter]
Wednesday, January 8
 

11:00am EST

Accelerating convergence of earth and space data in teaching and learning through participatory design.
Bringing remote sensing and astronomical data to life for students is a challenge for earth and space science educators. This session will engage teachers and scientists in a participatory design process that will demonstrate the power of data science, identify challenges in teaching and learning, and seek pathways to develop next generation tools and curricula to close the gap between science practice and education. This workshop extends an NSF convergence accelerator for earth and space data and will also help inform an upcoming NSF-funded workshop titled: Data Science for High School Computer Science: Identifying Needs, Gaps and Resources.
We are proposing a working session, working directly with teachers on tool development using a participatory design kind of approach. The ESIP Education Committee is working to identify DC-area schools to work with over the long term, and this session could be a good first step in that relationship. For this workshop, a minimum of three DC-area teachers will work with ESIP Education Committee members and facilitators.

How to Prepare for this Session:

Presentations: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11591211.v1

View Recording: https://youtu.be/xSjLF_TbV30

Takeaways
  • There are many tools that already exist but they need to be more easily connected to the curriculum
  • There are constraints to which tools schools can use because they cannot have blogging features and present other security risks. Also, they have limited technological availability



Speakers
avatar for Shelley Olds

Shelley Olds

Science Education Specialist, UNAVCO
Data visualization tools, Earth science education, human dimensions of natural hazards, disaster risk reduction (DRR), resilience building.
avatar for Becky Reid

Becky Reid

Science Educator, Learners Without Walls
I discovered ESIP in the summer of 2009 when I was teaching science in Santa Barbara and attended the Summer meeting there. Ever since then, I have been volunteering with the ESIP Education Committee in various capacities, serving as Chair in 2013, 2019, and now, 2020! I currently... Read More →


Wednesday January 8, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Brookside A
  Brookside A, Working Session

2:00pm EST

Participatory design and evaluation of a 3D-Printed Automatic Weather Station to explore hardware, software and data needs for community-driven decision making
The development of low-cost, 3D-printed weather stations aims to revolutionize the way communities collect long-term data about local weather phenomenon, as well as develop climate resilience strategies to adapt to the impacts of increasingly uncertain climate trends. This session will engage teachers and scientists in the evaluation and participatory design of the IoTwx 3D-printed weather station that is designed to be constructed and extended by students in middle and high school. We aim to explore the full spectrum of the station from construction (from pre-printed parts), to data collection and development of learning activities, to analysis of scientific phenomenon within the data. The stations also represent a unique opportunity to develop community-based strategies to extend the capabilities of the platform, and in the session we are encouraging full discussion of data collection and sensing technologies of specific relevance to communities adopting the stations.

In this working session, we will work directly with teachers on evaluation and development using a participatory design approach to stimulate and encourage relationships between ESIP Education Committee members and teachers.

Preparing for this Session: TBD

Presentations:

View Recording: https://youtu.be/AfvWhZBkQd8

Takeaways
  • Very valuable for the schools and community. It is an opportunity to include multiple departments within the school system (engineering, computer science, maths, earth science, etc.)
  • Need to understand the constraints that school systems may present: security, wifi, processing power, cloud access, only required for part of the year



Speakers
avatar for Shelley Olds

Shelley Olds

Science Education Specialist, UNAVCO
Data visualization tools, Earth science education, human dimensions of natural hazards, disaster risk reduction (DRR), resilience building.
avatar for Becky Reid

Becky Reid

Science Educator, Learners Without Walls
I discovered ESIP in the summer of 2009 when I was teaching science in Santa Barbara and attended the Summer meeting there. Ever since then, I have been volunteering with the ESIP Education Committee in various capacities, serving as Chair in 2013, 2019, and now, 2020! I currently... Read More →


Wednesday January 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Brookside A
  Brookside A, Working Session