Teachers Wireless Lessons to Meet STEM Challenge

The 2015 ARRL Education & Technology Program (ETP) will offer three introductory sessions and one advanced Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology seminar for US educators this summer

“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.

News of the courses comes at the same time the ARRL is aiming to introduce Amateur / Ham Radio classes into schools.

With the support of Edith Lennon, N2ZRW, Virginia Chesapeake Public School system have successfully introduced Ham radio in the electronics classrooms

Teachers and STEM - http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-teachers-institutes-want-to-equip-teachers-to-meet-the-stem-challenge

Amateur Radio in the Classroom -http://www.arrl.org/files/file/QST/This%20Month%20in%20QST/March2015/LENNON.pdf