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5*S Storymapping for Teaching SDGs Workshop

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Storymapping in class: workshops for teachers to introduce storymapping to their students to interact with real-world data and engage SDGs

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1-4 PM Wednesday, 4 August - Workshop for Geography Teachers

1-4 PM Thursday, 5 August - Workshop for Science Teachers

1-4 PM Tuesday , 11 August - Workshop for History Teachers

This workshop, aimed towards Junior Cycle teachers, will introduce teachers to ArcGIS Online, an Esri mapping and storymapping platform that allows for dynamic and digital storytelling with custom maps, analysis tools and more. All resources are free to use for teachers and students in Ireland through the ArcGIS for Schools programme. This workshop will demonstrate advantages and techniques to teaching sustainable development goals using satellite data from the ESA Copernicus programme and resources from Ordnance Survey Ireland.

For students, storymaps and other interactive tools supported in ArcGIS Online provide an opportunity to learn how information is collected, analysed, and mapped to solve real-world problems in Ireland and elsewhere. In the classroom, through these activities, students can (i) learn about specific concepts, events and other topics in the curriculum in interactive and engaging ways (ii) experience how looking at the world and collecting data can be used to make hypotheses, think about concepts, and address real-world problems, and (iii) engage with how satellite data, Ordnance Survey Ireland work and other sources can be used to solve challenges in Ireland today with a focus on the United National Sustainable Development Goals.

In this workshop, teachers will gain access and receive training on using satellite data and Ordnance Survey Ireland data for developing classroom activities and will receive a Certificate of Completion of the 5*S teacher workshop, a joint programme between Maynooth University, Ordnance Survey Ireland, TU Dublin, Esri Ireland and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. 5*S is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland.

More info can be found at: 5sdiscover.maynoothuniversity.ie. Workshops will be hosted virtually.

Workshops will also be specifically tailored for the subject and the Junior Cycle subject curriculum, with specific workshops for geography, science and history.

Workshop for Geography Teachers: 1-4 PM, 4 August

This workshop will be specifically tailored for Junior Cycle Geography teachers, with specific ways of addressing learning goals in the Geography Junior Cycle Curriculum. Teachers will be trained in developing their own storymaps using a variety of data sources and resources. During the workshop, teachers will be provided with ready-to-add data relevant to the Geography Junior Cycle curriculum and SDGs and will be able to work on example projects that teachers can develop with assistance from the instructor. The instructor, Dr Sasha Brown, will also present an example activity designed for students in the classroom to learn and use 3D mapping to understand contour lines and other spatial analysis techniques, use these techniques to identify geographical hazards including flooding and extreme weather in Ireland, and learn how approaches of sustainable land use can mitigate hazards.

Workshop for Science Teachers: 1-4 PM, 5 August

This workshop will be specifically tailored for Junior Cycle Science teachers, with specific ways of addressing learning goals in the Science Junior Cycle Curriculum. Teachers will be trained in developing their own storymaps using a variety of data sources and resources. During the workshop, teachers will be provided with ready-to-add data relevant to the Science Junior Cycle curriculum and SDGs and will be able to work on example projects that teachers can develop with assistance from the instructor. The instructor, Dr Sasha Brown, will also present an example activity designed for students in the classroom to learn how satellites sense radio waves, microwaves, and infrared waves to observe the world, learn how satellite observation data can benefit science and society, and interact with real observational data from satellites to identify and analyse think about planning for sustainable energy and decide where wind turbines or solar panels could most effectively operate in their area.

Workshop for History Teachers: 1-4 PM, 11 August

This workshop will be specifically tailored for Junior Cycle History teachers, with specific ways of addressing learning goals in the History Junior Cycle Curriculum. Teachers will be trained in developing their own storymaps using a variety of data sources and resources. During the workshop, teachers will be provided with ready-to-add data relevant to the History Junior Cycle curriculum and SDGs and will be able to work on example projects that teachers can develop with assistance from the instructor. The instructor, Dr Sasha Brown, will also present an example activity designed for students in the classroom to learn about the effect of the Irish Famine on land settlement and development and to interact with and analyse historical maps and other resources to find evidence of historical events and social change.

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