IAU Office of Astronomy for Development: School and Children
IAU Office ofAstronomy forDevelopmentTask Force 2: Children and SchoolsPedro Russo and Edward Gomez on behalf of the OAD TF2
Scope of TF2: Children and SchoolsTo drive activities related to using astronomy toinspire the very young and stimulate education,especially science.Organizational Tasks: To advise the OAD on Children & Schools matters To support OAD Regional Nodes Activities To facilitate interactions between pre-tertiary education stakeholders To work closely with the relevant IAU Commissions To support the OAD fundraising
Membership Experienced individuals in the field Nomination process by the community Selection based on: skills, prior knowledge, experience, geographic locations and cultural diversity. Approved by the Development Oversight Committee of the IAU
Membership Pedro Russo (Chair - Netherlands/Portugal) Edward Gomez (Vice-Chair - UK) Akihiko Tomita (Japan) Robert Hollow (Australia) Mary Kay Hemenway (USA) Ofodum Chukwujekwu Nworah (Nigeria) Cecilia Scorza (Germany/Venezuela) Rosa Maria Ros (Spain) Rosa Doran (Portugal) Linda Strubbe (Canada/USA)
WorkplanOrganization Community Support OAD Regional Provide 2 core projects Nodes Activities Yearbook Astronomy Facilitate interactions Education between pre-tertiary Manage annual call for education stakeholders proposals Work closely with the Broadcast activities, relevant IAU Commissions events and volunteers Support the OAD fundraising
Core Project 1: Peer Review Platform Provide a method for people to submit their educational resources A platform to review and obtain objective guidance on the resources, have successful resources published in a central repository and receive IAU approval/accreditation.
Core Project 1: Peer Review Platform Resources will be able to be submitted in any language. Resources will be made available in many different formats - PDF (print quality and low-res), .odt, HTML, epub, mobi, etc. Resources will be syndicated through document sharing sites (OER, Issuu, Slideshare, other social media networks.
Core Project 1: Peer Review Platform 1.Reuse - the right to reuse the content in its unaltered / verbatim form (e.g., make a digital copy of the content) 2.Revise - the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language or modify a learning activity) 3.Remix - the right to combine the original or revised content with other content to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)4R Resource RepositoryModel by David Wiley 4.Redistribute - the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend)
Core Project 1: Peer Review Platform4R Resource Repository 5R ResourceModel by David Wiley Repository Model +1 : Review: Content and quality reviewed (and improved) by the community peers
Core Project 2: AstroPackage Physical astronomy resources Delivered in a bundle for wide distribution Content is provided by community Package content curated by TF2 Package is distributed by OAD on first-come- first-served basis. First mail-drop before end 2012Request the package & suggest/submit materials:http://tiny.cc/astropack
Call for proposals Projects must fall within remit of OAD Small projects – max of €1000 per proposal. Medium projects – max of €5000 per proposal. Large projects – max €10,000.Deadline23:59 UTC on Sunday, 30th September 2012http://www.astro4dev.org/cfp
Call for volunteersWeb: www.astro4dev.orgE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org