Learn how to use drones in your classroom with drone training experts!

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.
June 18-20, 2019
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 two-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!

Drones in Education 101

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.

  • 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 
  • Kenji Suguhara

    A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Oregon School of Law, Kenji is the CEO of AriAscend Corporation. An attorney, he currently manages a 4,500 member non-profit that has an economic impact of $18 million in Oregon. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Tourism Commission and advises the Oregon Legislature on UAS issues. His passion for unmanned aerial systems began 5 years ago. As a certified commercial drone operator he has gained a reputation for excellence having produced the first drone footage inside a state capitol building.

  • Victor Villegas

    Victor supervises Oregon State University Extension Computing Technology Unit, which provides onsite and remote support to 38 County Cooperative Extension Offices and 8 Regional Branch Agricultural Experiment Stations across the state of Oregon. A technologist at heart who enjoys helping people learn how to use technology to improve their work and better their lives, Victor is a bridge between techies and users.

  • Shawn Rowe, Ph.D.

    Instrucor Shawn Rowe

    As a marine education learning specialist, Dr. Rowe engages in research on free-choice learning - the kind that people do outside classrooms and other formal education settings. He uses the Visitor Center as a laboratory to study learning behavior. He is wrapping up a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support the creation of a free-choice learning lab at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, and works closely with graduate students in OSU's Free-Choice Science Learning Ph.D. and M.S. programs, as well as in the Environmental Sciences and Marine Resource Management programs at OSU.

    Dr. Rowe has a background in applied linguistics (studying how people learn language) and developmental psychology in education, and holds a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.

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).

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Breakfast and lunch will be available as part of the workshop registration fee. Participants are responsible for their own dinner accommodations.

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.

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.