Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DRONETECH Educator Workshop: Taking Your Drone to School has been reformatted to a one-day online virtual workshop. Due to the shift from a three-day in person to one-day online, we have reformatted this workshop to center around STEM: Drones Take Flight. Listed below is the updated workshop description and schedule.
This is an introductory course for drones and how to economically establish programs within your school. Participants will learn basic drone anatomy and what makes them tick. We will cover safety principles, regulations, and best practices in maintaining and documenting your drone programs. Participants will be introduced to economical STEM drones and how they can be used in multiple ways to enhance education in a variety of skill sets. We will discuss student competitions and how you can start a team(s) in your school or organization.
This workshop is a baseline introduction to drones and how they can be incorporated into new and/or existing educational programs. This workshop can also be adapted for post-secondary educators or anyone looking to enrich existing programs or outreach activities.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Intro to Workshop | Rationale, Goals and Introductions
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Anatomy of a Drone
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Part 107 and What it Means to Educators
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Laying the Groundwork for Drone Operators | Best Practices (Drones for Good)
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Rise of the STEM Drones
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. STEM Drone Program on a Shoestring Budget
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Student Competitions
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Virtual Happy Hour Open Discussion
August 4, 2020 10:00am-4:30pm (CDT)
Online Virtual Workshop
This is a FREE workshop, but registration is required. Visit our registration page for more information.