LOS ANGELES, CA — BuildAPlane, a non-profit aviation education organization, in cooperation with GAMA and EAA, will sponsor Teachers' Day at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture this year in Oshkosh, WI. The event is scheduled for July 28, 2009, and will exposure teachers to a variety of programs and curricula that allow educators to put aviation in classrooms, from kindergarten through high school grades. Teachers from across the United States are expected to participate.
"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 challenges, and aviation really captures their attention."
Teachers will be exposed to materials available from private industry, the federal government and aviation organizations that exposure 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. Plus, a wide variety of take-home materials will be available for all attendees.
"There are some truly remarkable programs out there for absolutely all grade levels," says Katrina Bradshaw, BuildAPlane’s Executive Director. "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."
Teachers' Day at AirVenture is made possible by the generous support of EAA and the General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association (GAMA).
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 www.BuildAPlane.org, and space is limited.
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