On July 19th The Planet Stewards team came together for a chance to collaborate as a group at NOAA’s National Headquarters in Maryland. The Team had two planned meetings on the 19th and 20th. They came together to meet one another and to start working on Planet Stewards’ details. Each day of meetings was lined up and timed to perfection.
Here is what the first day, the 19th, looked like:
9:00 Introductions, Games and Team Builders
9:30 The Big Picture
The changing paradigm, death of the grade book, quest-based learning, a few outcomes (Chris)
3D GameLab features, badging ecosystem (Lisa)
10:45 Critical Questions
1:00 Topic Tree
2:45 Reward template
The second day was a little more complicated. There was a total of 14 people working together, five of them flying in from all over the country. Never the less, everyone worked very well together, and some great concepts were formed with the pairing of ideas and knowledge.
Here is the outline of the second day:
9:15 Review topic tree, allowable resources, review new Science Standards/Framework
10:00 Review the tools of translation (flow chart/road map) send off to work
1:00 Present Pitch (5 min), identify commonalities across group
2:00 Continue to flesh out roadmap and popplet
3:00 Next Steps/Schedule/Future Meetings
The professionals that were present he first day were the NOAA experts, and the founders of 3D GameLab, Lisa Dawley and Chris Haskel. Each of the NOAA employees specialized in a certain subject area. The roles of each person in Planet Stewards had to do with their specialty.
Here is a list of the people that joined us that day:
Bruce Moravchik- National Ocean Service
Peg Steffen – National Ocean Service
Judy Koepsell – National Weather Service
Ron Gird – National Weather Service
Molly Harrison – National Marine Fisheries Service
Steve Storck – Office of Education
Lisa Dawley – GoGo Labs
Chris Haskell – Boise State
Unfortunately these NOAA experts weren’t able to join us, but are still very involved in the creation of Planet Stewards.
Frank Niepold – National Climate Office
Paulo Maurin – National Ocean Service (Corals)
Atziri Ibanez – National Ocean Service (NERRS)
The second day the technical design team joined the group. This is when the creativity started to fly. Each technical designer was paired up with a NOAA expert to discuss and design specific quests, along with finding enough resources to fill each quest.
Here is a list of the new professionals that joined us on the 20th:
Dr. Beth Wellman – USC
Will Ober – K12
Mel Goodwin – Harmony Project
Lucas Gilispe – Edurealms
While creating, collaborating, and discussing the Planet Stewards design, the Team will be keeping the public up to date on the progress the group is making, and the processes they are using.
Throughout the two days of meetings some great moments were caught on camera.
All in all each person was very open minded and invested in the creation of this game platform. This is an incredible team that has come together to work on Planet Stewards. Each and everyone of the Team is knowledgeable, has ideas, and together they work successfully. Regardless of the different places they have come from and their various educational backgrounds.
More to come on the development of Planet Stewards.
Post by: Kodi Sims
Original Post at: http://planetstewards.wordpress.com/