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ARRL Teachers Institutes Want to Equip Teachers to Meet the STEM Challenge


The 2015 ARRL Education & Technology Program (ETP) will offer three introductory sessions and one advanced Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology seminar for educators this summer. The 4-day introductory (TI-1) sessions will be held June 22-25 at Parallax in Rocklin, California; July 7-10 at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, and July 13-16 at the Dayton Amateur Radio Association in Dayton, Ohio. The 5-day advanced (TI-2) seminar, “Remote Sensing and Data Gathering,” will be held July 20-24 at ARRL Headquarters. The TI-2 session is only open to those who have already completed the TI-1 program.

“As our nation looks toward an increasingly high-tech future, our educational system must improve the preparation of our students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM),” said ARRL Education Services Manager Debra Johnson, K1DMJ. “Teachers and schools are looking to meet these expectations by providing students with opportunities for hands-on, project-based learning.”

Johnson said the expenses-paid Teachers Institute sessions offer educators a professional development opportunity that equips them with training and resources to explore a variety of applications in radio science and wireless technology and — in the advanced seminar — remote sensing and data-gathering techniques.

ARRL Teachers Institute is open to grade 4-12 teachers as well as to post-secondary educators. “We look for teachers who have a vision of how to apply this wireless technology training to support STEM learning in their classrooms,” Johnson said.

Additional details are in the article, “The ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology” in the March 2015 issue of QST.

Interested teachers will find more details and an application on the ARRL website. Applications are due by May 1.




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