Education/Telecon 2012-01-06

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Education Committee meeting in Washington, DC: January 06, 2012

Participants: Margaret, Bruce, Becky, Anette, Tamara, Jesse, Lin, Ming-Ying, Bob, Liping, Pat, Mexia, Duane, Benjamin, more...

Good year for Education Committee - we accomplished quite a lot.

  • We still have some funds available from the 2011 budget.
    • NSTA travel covered - we're sponsoring two 'Sharathons', have a table for CLEAN Pathways.
      • One issue is lack of internet access at NSTA, as most of our resources are online. We need to determine how well connected NSTA will be at future locations, so we don't plan a demo we can't run.

  • Teacher workshop planned for Summer meeting. There will be space for 20-30 teachers.

  • Bruce leaving the Education Chair, Becky taking up the crown.
    • Vice-Chair needed. Mexia Denge and Duane volunteer - ballots cast on paper and online
    • Vice-Chair will be Mexia

  • Ming-Ying: NASA announcement on OSS initiative. App challenge in the works. Working to revamp the GLOW program, for a relaunch in the spring.

  • Tamara: We can all pilot activities within ESiP, a friendly knowledgeable group of people.
    • Need to start expanding the CLEAN pathways within ESiP, and leverage more of our expertise.

  • Bruce: Finding pictures limited.
    • Access projects to enhance/improve/prototype data tools

  • Ming-Ying: Collaboration grants to bring research to education, added to the end of a completed grant.

  • Lin: Funding picture for Climate Education project depends on other funding, perhaps decision by March.

  • Margaret: Formal thanks to NOAA for supporting teacher workshops.
    • Thanks back for feedback on climate portal from teacher focus group. Would like to see more of this collaboration.
  • We could do one every summer meeting.

  • Bruce: Soliciting good ideas for the workshops. Earlier is better for planners.

  • Tamara: Perhaps hit the tri-agency listserv and troll for new ESiP members.

  • Bruce: FUNding Friday ideas for summer

  • Becky: Telecon time may change, will send out poll.