As drones continue to grow in both popularity and functionality, businesses are rapidly expanding their uses of unmanned aerial vehicles. As we look for new ways to prepare our students for the changing workforce economy, we can look at adding drones to our curriculum. Bringing unmanned aerial vehicles into our schools and classrooms can provide an engaging opportunity to teach our students real-world skills. This workshop will provide: an introduction to drone terminology, safety issues, legal concerns, requirements, and drone options.
The workshop will be a hands-on experience as participants explore the set-up and operation of a drone. We will also explore ways that participants can bring drones into their own classrooms.
After completion of the training, drones are available to educators for check-out through the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education to utilize in the classroom. This training is mandatory in order to check out the set of drones.
Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC