- Designed For
- This training is designed for educators who use, or want to use, drones in an educational setting, particularly for STEM and CTE courses.
- New Dates Coming Soon!
- On-site in Corvallis, OR
- Oregon State University
- Breakfast & Lunch Provided
- Three Days │ 8 a.m - 5 p.m.
- 24.0 PDUs
Ask us about Workforce Development Training. We can customize this program to fit your organization's specific needs.
You will also receive FREE access to Oregon State’s self-paced online FAA Part 107 test prep course – a $150 value!
Drone Training for Teachers
Oregon State University, Oregon Department of Aviation, and Oregon Department of Education are partnering to offer a three-day training on using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the classroom. This training is designed for educators who are currently using drones or who are interested in learning more about how to incorporate drones into the classroom.
The drone training for educators will be held on-site at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. Learn from experts in the industry, including Oregon State faculty, on the current best practices and cutting edge uses in the field of drones.
Join us for this on-site workshop and learn more about UAV's and how you can use drones in the classroom - contact us now if you have questions about itinerary, lodging, or pricing!
Don't miss our FREE Drones in Education Webinar Series. Topics and dates include:
- Aligning K-12 Curriculum with Higher Education: Available on demand
- The Future of Working with Robots:Available on demand
- Drone Safety in the Classroom: Available on demand
- Real World K-12 Examples: May 14, 2019 at 3 P.M. PST
What You'll Learn in this Three-Day Drones for Educators Workshop
- Overview of drone technology, applications and industry
- Drone platform options for educational use
- Drone flight training and safety
- Aerial photography/videography for media production and journalism classes
- Data acquisition and processing options for drones
- Using drones to teach coding and programming skills
- Curriculum options, pedagogy and project ideas
- Ideas on how to obtain program funding and support
- Insurance requirements and information
- Current Oregon and FAA drone rules and regulations
- FAA Part 107 certification preparation
Watch Drones in Education: Current and Future State of Drones for Teaching
STEM Training in Education
Oregon State University hopes to bring high levels of experience to this unique, immersive experience for teachers looking to expand their STEM training with drones in the classroom. With sessions designed to give teachers applicable curriculum and skills, a tour of the Oregon State facilities, and access to state of the art technology this three-day workshop is designed to give participants actionable items with direct relation to their classroom activity.
Victor Villegas is Technology & Media Support Coordinator for Oregon State University Extension. He provides tech and media support and training to OSU Extension faculty and staff across Oregon. He also does K-12 STEM/STEAM outreach education, using drones to teach youth STEM/STEAM concepts and spark interest in STEM/STEAM education and careers. Victor has had a lifelong interest in aviation and originally studied Aeronautics and learned how to fly manned aircraft while attending college before changing course and obtaining a degree in Graphics Technology. Though he didn’t pursue a career in aviation, he keeps his love of flying going as a hobby, flying R/C airplanes, helicopters and drones. Victor’s biggest claim to drone fame, however, is through his online alter ego DroneSinger, the “Weird Al” of drones – World’s #1 creator of parody songs about drones. He creates songs about drones to bring attention to drone issues and culture, while encouraging safe and responsible flying. He has leveraged this fame to collaborate with the OSU Research Office, Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Department of Aviation and drone industry partners to provide public drone education, such as his K-12 efforts and this OSU “Drones in Education” workshop, which he coordinates. Victor is part of the eXtension UAS in Agriculture Learning Network leadership team, a USDA/NIFA funded national project and currently runs the UAS in Ag LN Facebook page, sharing information and news about drones in agricultural research, education and commercial applications.
Kevin Siverston is an adjunct professor of unmanned aviation at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon. For the past ten years, Kevin has been immersed in the UAS industry, from convoy over watch and security flights to teaching students to operate quad copters safely. Kevin has developed a passion for this emerging field, most recently developing students’ skill sets in the areas of complex aerial operation, safety and regulation. He utilizes advanced teaching techniques, assessments and feedback to accelerate learning. Kevin’s teaching skills rapidly build rapport, create a safety mindset, and support mastery of the knowledge, skills, and decision making of piloting.
Kevin earned a Master’s Degree in education from Western Oregon University and has built unique student training curriculum for Central Oregon Community College’s UAS degree program. His abilities to build curriculum and train students in the new field of drone piloting has been hailed and emulated in academia and business. Before teaching at COCC, Kevin was a Scaneagle pilot, Scaneagle maintainer, fleet maintenance chief and field trainer for Insitu, Inc. out of Bingen, Washington. He deployed seven times completing assignments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and the southern Philippines. He served nine years in the United States Air Force and Oregon Air National Guard. He understands and teaches pilots how to coordinate with multiple air agencies, troops on the ground and other aircraft in the air in a confined space to accomplish the mission successfully.
When it comes to saving lives, increasing the security of our soldiers, and using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to help our society become efficient and effective, Kevin Sivertson has been there.
Dr. Chuck Getter
Chuck Getter is the CTE Administrator and High School Career & Technical Educator at Career Tech High School in Lincoln City, Oregon where he runs the Coastal Drone Academy, a CTE program for high school students. He is both a FAA certified manned pilot and Remote (drone) pilot, with graduate level experience in education and marine studies from Oregon State University and University of Miami. Dr. Getter is currently completing graduate research and coursework in science education, with a focus on curriculum development, using drones to teach K-12 and community college students to learn Next Generation Science Standards, specifically Ocean Literacy as established by the National Marine Educators Association. Chuck will be teaching drone-based Mapping/GIS during our workshop. Some of his FAA Part 107 certified high school students will also be helping out with workshop instruction.
- Is lodging available for this event?
Lodging is available but is not included in the price of the course. Participants are welcome to either make a reservation at the Super 8 Hotel in Corvallis, OR, or to stay on campus at the OSU dorms. Participants who are wanting to stay on campus can confirm their dorm reservation at the time of registration. Participants who elect to stay in the Super 8 at the conference rate are encouraged to make the reservation prior to June 18, 2018. Please ask for the room rate for the OSU Drone Group Reservation (the nightly fee is $70.78 including tax).
Super 8 Corvallis Contact Information:
- (541) 758-8088
- What meals are included in the workshop registration?
Breakfast and lunch will be available as part of the workshop registration fee. Participants are responsible for their own dinner accommodations.
- Is parking available?
Parking is available at the OSU Campus - please visit our Visitor Parking webpage for more information. Parking is not included in the price of the workshop. The workshop is being held in Kearney Hall - a good parking option would b the B1 Lot near Kerr Administration Building.
- I'm not familiar with campus - where can I find more information on getting around?
We're excited to welcome you to the OSU Campus! Directions to arrive to campus can be found here, additionally you can bookmark or print a campus map. The workshop is being held in the ILLC building on the corner of Western Blvd and 16th Avenue. There is some free street parking directly in front of the building on 16th Street, but the parking does fill up quickly. The closest visitor lot is Parking Lot C, behind Reser Stadium.