BuildAPlane, a non-profit aviation education organization in cooperation with the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association, will sponsor Teachers’ Day at AirVenture again this year in Oshkosh.
The event is scheduled for July 30, and will expose teachers to a variety of programs and curricula that allow educators to put aviation in classrooms, from middle school through high school grades.
“We are amazed how many great opportunities are out there to use aviation to engage and motivate kids to learn,” says Lyn Freeman, Build A Plane’s president. “Today’s students respond to real world applications, and aviation really captures their attention.”
Presentations will be given on materials available from private industry, the federal government and aviation organizations that expose students to all aspects of aviation, from vocation to avocation. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a number of hands-on presentations and to speak directly to program specialists. A wide variety of free take-home materials will be available for all attendees.
“There are some truly remarkable aviation programs for the classroom available. Not only can teachers use aviation to motivate kids to learn science, math, technology and engineering, but this is a chance to allow their students to start a lifelong love affair with aviation,” says Katrina Bradshaw, BuildAPlane’s Executive Director. “And all teachers get a free wristband to attend AirVenture for the day after the presentations.”
Organizations presenting material at Build A Plane’s Teachers’ Day include the FAA, the National Air and Space Museum, AOPA, AMA, EAA, Learn to Fly, Aviation Explorers and more.
Attendees can obtain one graduate credit through Viterbo University, as well as complimentary admission to EAA AirVenture after attending Teachers’ Day.
Registration for the free event is available at BuildAPlane.org, and space is limited.