The deadline is May 1 for educators to apply for a spot in this summer’s ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology sessions. These educational opportunities are offered by the ARRL Education & Technology Program (ETP). Two introductory sessions and one advanced session are scheduled. The Introduction to Wireless Technology course (TI-1) will be presented June 20-24 at Parallax Inc in Rocklin, California, and July 25-29 at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. The advanced Remote Sensing and Data Gathering course (TI-2) will be offered July 18-21 at the Dayton Amateur Radio Association in Dayton, Ohio. The TI-1 course is a prerequisite to TI-2. An article in March QST offers more details about each 4-day course, or visit the ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology page on the ARRL website.
Now in its 13th year, the ARRL Teachers Institute is an expenses-paid, intensive professional development opportunity for educators who want to receive training and resources to explore wireless technology in the classroom and integrate science and math with engineering and technology.
Topics covered in the Introduction to Wireless Technology (TI-1) course include basic electronics, radio science, microcontroller programming and basic robotics. The advanced course on Remote Sensing and Data Gathering (TI-2).
Visit the ARRL website for more information, and to download and complete an application and the pre-workshop survey. Applicants must be teaching in a school, college, or professional educational organization serving grade levels 4-12+ or leading a school-affiliated enrichment program in an official capacity. With the application, prospective attendees should provide a cover letter on school letterhead, signed by the applicant and a school administrator, stating that you would like to attend. A $100 enrollment fee is required, and class space is limited.
To date, the ARRL Education & Technology Program has provided resources, including ham radio equipment and training, to more than 650 teachers and 570 schools.
Contributions from individuals and from corporate and institutional supporters make the annual ARRL Teachers Institutes possible. Donations to support the ARRL’s efforts to promote Amateur Radio in schools and to provide professional development to educations is welcome.