Drones, Data and The Great American Eclipse Teacher Workshop 2017

<p>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.</p> <p>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 (<a href="https://dataintheclassroom.noaa.gov/">https://dataintheclassroom.noaa.gov/</a>) and highlighted using NOAA GOES-16 educational resources (<a href="http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/education/goesr/">http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/education/goesr/</a>). Participants also learned about the August 21<sup> </sup>solar eclipse, the SEDAC Hazards Mapper ( <a href="http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/mapping/hazards/">http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/mapping/hazards/</a>) and NASA’s Hazards and Population Mapper.</p> <p>8:30- Welcome, Introductions, ESIP Overview -Shelley Olds, ESIP Education Chair</p> <p>Presentations & Activities</p> <p>9:00- NOAA Data in the Classroom - June Teisan</p> <p>10:00- Using Mapping Tools to work with Natural Hazards Data- Robert Downs</p> <p>10:30 - break</p> <p>11:00- Getting the Most out of GOES-16 Data - Margaret Mooney</p> <p>11:30- The Great American Eclipse* - Pat Reiff</p> <p>12:00- Eclipse Outdoor Activities - Pat Reiff</p> <p>12:30 - Lunch</p> <p>Drone workshop</p> <p>1:30 - Flight basics - Shelley Olds & LuAnn Dahlman</p> <p>2:00 - Practicing controlled flight</p> <p>2:30 - Taking photos and videos with your drone</p> <p>3:00 - Try out an activity</p> <p>3:30 – Break – Group Photo</p> <p>4:00 - About sensors</p> <p>4:30 - Develop action plans</p> <p>5:00 - Evaluation and wrap-up</p> <p>5:30 – Adjourn</p>