From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

ESIP Collaboration Area Strategic Plan 2016

  • Chair: LuAnn Dahlman, Vice-Chair: Preston Lewis
  • Website (wiki): Education Wiki Page
  • Monthly Meeting Day/Time: Second Tuesday of the month @ 2:00 PM Eastern

ESIP Vision

To be a leader in promoting the collection, stewardship and use of Earth science data, information and knowledge that are responsive to societal needs.

2015-2020 Strategic Plan Goals

  • Increase the use and value of Earth science data and information.
  • Strengthen the ties between observations and user communities (e.g. technologies, research, education and applications).
  • Promote techniques to articulate and measure the socioeconomic value and benefit of Earth science data, information, and applications.
  • Position ESIP to play a major role in Earth science issues (e.g. addressing effects of climate change mitigation, adaptation and supporting sustainable science data infrastructure).

Resources: 2015-2020 Strategic Plan Executive Summary
Strategic Plan Roadmap

Collaboration Area Plan

Collaboration Area Objective:

  • Build awareness of and value for Earth Science data and data science among educators. Especially in the region that surrounds the ESIP summer meeting locations. The Education Committee recruits local teachers to attend the summer ESIP Education workshop held in parallel to the main ESIP meeting (when applicable there is planned overlap of the meetings)
  • Offer in-reach with the remainder of ESIP when applicable. This will help the group remain relevant with its endeavours moving forward with ESIP and the greater education community

Things we may do to fulfill our objectives:

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  • In 2016, we will develop and offer two webinars and one workshop on using recreational drones for STEM education. The webinars and workshop will address the following:
  • The use of UAV’s in the classroom, data management issues for drone data, activities for continued use in the STEM classroom
  • Summer Workshop - we'll work with local participants to test and refine activities.
  • Post-summer workshop - As an outcome of the work that has been done leading up to and including the summer educator workshop we will seek funding to design an attractive, freely downloadable e-book that can be used by classrooms that are looking to add UAV’s to their curriculum.

Things our collaboration area needs to deliver our objectives?

  • Collaboration with other ESIP working groups and committees.
  • Continued two-way communication with Federation leadership and the ESIP community
  • Funding for the proposed E-Book
  • Looking for other ESIP member (drone cluster participant/SME) who would like to serve as a speaker for a scheduled webinar or summer workshop session

How will we know we are on the right track?

  • Formative evaluation following each of our webinars or teacher workshops. This will allow us to correct course and improve content and interactions before the next workshop/outreach event.
  • Formative assessment during events to measure participant knowledge retention
  • Set clear goals for each webinar, meeting, outreach event or other like events
  • Gauge Interest - do this on a continual basis (workshop registration, webinars, etc…)

How will others know what we are doing in & out of ESIP?

Cross-collaboration area connections

  • E-book distribution - Based on the work and events leading up to and including the summer workshop, the Education Committee aims to produce an E-Book that will act as a guide, curriculum suggestions, and basic background knowledge for including UAV’s in the classroom.
  • NSTA Session - For the 2016 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the Education Committee, has submitted session proposals at each of the three regional meetings to present to the science education community on the work that the Education group with recreational UAV’s for the classroom
  • AGU,AMS,GSA (professional conference) - Submit sessions, to sessions, or poster presentations based on the outcomes of the teacher interactions surrounding the summer educator workshops
  • Response from recruitment efforts (webinars and summer workshop participation). We have noticed a great response rate.