FOSS4G 2016 Education

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Educational pre-conference workshop (22 August)

  • As Till (the chairman of FOSS2016) declared: "We also have access to two session rooms (for approx. 25 persons each) on 23rd of August (day before core conference starts) in another place, which might be used for Geo4All/Education workshops. We can get this rooms for free, so we would have to care for some coffee and a snack for midday only."
  • In Como we talked about two options: a) having workshop for German school teachers on use of FOSS4G (e.g. QGIS) in education, b) having workshop for teacher trainers to show them how they can motivate and attract teachers to open GIS.


To be discussed:

  • Was is/are our target group(s)?
Looking at the different background of ICA-OsGeo Labs we have at least 5 different groups:
1) academics working with students over 19 at the universities,
2) school teachers, working with children aged 6-12/14 (primary education) - in different countries we have different educational system so also different age groups
3) school teachers, working with young people aged 12/14-19 (secondary education) - in different countries we have different educational system so also different age groups
4) teacher trainers, so educators responsible for improving pre-service and/or in-service school teachers skills and knowledge,
5) GI educators responsible for improving GIS skills and knowledge of very different groups of users (specialists, scientists, public administration staff, etc.)


  • How to make people come to our one-day training(s)?
We should have no problems to get people from group no 1. and no. 5 - they will be in Bonn :-)
As far as group no. 2, 3 and 4 are concerned, it will be much harder. How can we support them - get money to cover their travel expenses? Till proposed to ask OsGeo for help.


  • Specific ideas on trainings

Please put here your ideas on a specific training which you would like to lead during Educational workshop at FOSS4G 2016 conference.

Idea no 1

Name:
E-mail:
Title of the training:
Thematic scope:
Time:
Target group:
Ideas on how to get the participants to the training:


Idea no 2

Name:
E-mail:
Title of the training:
Thematic scope:
Time:
Target group:
Ideas on how to get the participants to the training:


Conference (23-25 August)

  • Education will be mentioned as one of the special topics in the General track.
  • During the general program selection a special focus will be put on education-related presentations. The idea is not to make these presentations too much research-oriented (as in academic track) but really practical.
  • As Volker (chair of program committee) mentioned: "My plan is to give the slots (3 talks in a row) some kind of topic. Those would be then be “education”.