* Send draft to NOC by early August (the NOC Guidance Memo specifically calls for NOC review of a draft version of the EBM report).
* Approval at August meeting.
The meeting was adjourned for Day 1 at
The meeting was reconvened at
Overview of Progress From Working Groups
Ocean Education Report--Summary--S. Ramberg
* The report will focus on what is needed with respect to ocean education instead of on which agency should do which task. The working group will update the draft then provide it to the full ORAP for review and comment. The working group would like to meet or conference call with an education expert at OSTP to discuss the CoSTEM recommendations.
* The report will suggest approaches to applying the education standards to informal education.
* Team of 3 experts: Learning scientist/ocean scientist/content delivery expert.
* Neither the Smithsonian nor the
* Identify gaps in the existing strategy or portfolio; then make recommendations to fill those holes.
* Need to make the case that the full breadth of ocean research and education be leveraged.
* Expect 2/3 of the Smithsonian funds will be spent on distance learning.
* Since the new NGSS recommend that K-12 formal education institutions cover Earth and Space Science in class, the report might suggest a) that Ocean Science be considered part of Earth and Space Science (the broad range of ocean science topics means much STEM content can be taught using the ocean as an example) and b) the skills of the teachers may need to be upgraded.
* It was suggested that the ORAP ask the
EBM Report--Summary--A. Rosenberg
* The report will describe examples of regional cooperation and suggest measures of impact.
* Sector criteria for pilot studies or regional cooperation will be added. The draft report will be reviewed with respect to the NOP Implementation Plan since the Plan had not yet been publically released when the draft was written.
* When the draft report is sent to the NOC, a cover letter will point out that this version is the requested draft, not a final report.
New Topics That the ORAP Might Suggest to the NOC (Discussion)
* The February memo from the ORAP to the NOC suggesting future report topics included diversity; it has been recognized as a big issue for several decades but it is a difficult problem to get a handle on it; funding is a big issue to how this is handled; what are contributing factors to this issue?
* Many education programs have been targeted to training researchers but 70% of STEM jobs are not in academia; is the system providing the right set of skills for non-research jobs--government, private sector, etc?
* Diversity is not separated from the other topics that were proposed to the NOC in February. For example, extreme events often have their greatest impact on disadvantaged neighborhoods and those neighborhoods are more diverse.
* What can the ocean education community learn from the military's progress in increasing diversity?
* Previous efforts to increase diversity in the ocean sciences community have taken place but progress has not been made; is there a study that explains why this is intractable in ocean sciences? Could an ORAP report suggest solutions, identify barriers?
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