Drones, Data and The Great American Eclipse Teacher Workshop 2017

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) hosted a one-day teacher workshop during the 2017 Summer Meeting held in Bloomington, Indiana. Twelve middle and high school teachers from around the country participated in the 1-day workshop.

The 2017 workshop equipped educators with a recreational drone which allowed them to test and refine activity ideas to facilitate drone-based STEM learning in classrooms. The workshop featured NOAA Data in the Classroom (https://dataintheclassroom.noaa.gov/) and highlighted using NOAA GOES-16 educational resources (http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/education/goesr/). Participants also learned about the August 21 solar eclipse, the SEDAC Hazards Mapper ( http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/mapping/hazards/) and NASA’s Hazards and Population Mapper.

8:30- Welcome, Introductions, ESIP Overview -Shelley Olds, ESIP Education Chair

Presentations & Activities

9:00- NOAA Data in the Classroom - June Teisan

10:00- Using Mapping Tools to work with Natural Hazards Data- Robert Downs

10:30 - break

11:00- Getting the Most out of GOES-16 Data - Margaret Mooney

11:30- The Great American Eclipse* - Pat Reiff

12:00- Eclipse Outdoor Activities - Pat Reiff

12:30 - Lunch

Drone workshop

1:30 - Flight basics - Shelley Olds & LuAnn Dahlman

2:00 - Practicing controlled flight

2:30 - Taking photos and videos with your drone

3:00 - Try out an activity

3:30 – Break – Group Photo

4:00 - About sensors

4:30 - Develop action plans

5:00 - Evaluation and wrap-up

5:30 – Adjourn