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Drones! A Catalyst for Integrating Engineering, Science and History
NYC DOE P-Credit Course
August 21–26, 2017
36 hours / Three Credits
$75 fee

Educators with the NYC DOE are invited to a p-credit course featuring the Museum’s new exhibition Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? Using drones as a case study, teachers will dive deep into history, engineering and computer programming and their use in the classroom. This course is designed for educators looking to incorporate STEM discussions, resources and skills into their classrooms to engage students in new and unexpected ways.

Sessions will be led by Museum education staff and exhibition curators, along with historians and experts from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers History Center at the Stevens Institute of Technology and staff from Raising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History. Workshops on computer and drone programming will be led by guest scholars from New Jersey City University and the authors of Drones in Education: Let Your Student’s Imagination Soar.

Teachers will practice basic coding together and explore age-appropriate entry points for the computer science skills needed to program drones. To facilitate, each participant will receive a mini drone of their own. Teachers will discuss how close study of one object can provide insight into the role that science and technology plays in their lives and the lives of others. Facilitators will model lesson plans for creative, drone-based projects appropriate for English, history, math, science and physical education. For the final project, teachers will work with artifacts in the exhibition and information offered by experts to create a hands-on model lesson that will integrate engineering, the history of technology and STEM skills in their classrooms.

For more information about p-credit courses, visit the After School Professional Development Program's website here.

For more information about this professional development course, contact Gerrie Bay Hall, director of school and teacher programs, at ghall@intrepidmuseum.org.

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An educator can visit your school for a 45-90 minute session with your faculty to introduce to the Museum's resources, simple science inquiry techniques or the incorporation of historical documents into the classroom curriculum.

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Reserve the Intrepid Museum’s Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education for your next educational retreat, conference or committee meeting. With spectacular views of the Hudson River and newly renovated accommodations, space is available for groups as small as 10 and as large as 200.

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Meet fellow educators and learn about the Museum’s student programs and teacher resources. Tour special exhibitions and attend presentations by special guest speakers and Museum staff.

For additional information, pricing, and inquiries concerning Teacher Professional Developments, Teacher Institutes, hosting your education event, and free Educator Open Houses, please contact schoolprograms@intrepidmuseum.org.