Many opportunities exist for scientists and early career researchers to collaborate with LSST EPO in the development, implementation and support of educational products to be used by schools and universities. We will propose an Unconference session at LSST2017 dedicated to the discussion of what’s possible, and we are posting here to get the conversation started and also to include those who may not be attending LSST2017, but wish to contribute.
Some talking points:
• Building and testing Python modules and activities in Jupyter notebooks
• Creating a network of science – education partners
• Professionals as local resource agents / mentors for regional educators
• Educational modules to be developed: What’s planned, what would you use?
• Implementing precursor data and LSST Simulated data into EPO Portal and science notebook activities
• Defining how scientist contributions to all of the above can tie into “Broader Impacts” for NSF grants