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Teacher Day Puts Educators in the Left Seat
July 6, 2017 - As part of EAA’s ongoing efforts to instill the love of aviation into young people, Teacher Day is returning for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 providing educators with free admission to AirVenture on Friday, July 28.
“The intention is to try to help teachers integrate aerospace into their classrooms,” Bret Steffen, EAA’s director of education, said. “We try to give them ideas on how they can do that, from creating a unit all the way down to little things like how they could take an existing lesson plan and modify it a little bit to incorporate aerospace.”
Starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, Teacher Day includes a group of speakers highlighted by Apollo astronaut Frank Borman but also including representatives from AOPA, EAA, the Civil Air Patrol, and more aviation groups and organizations.
The seminars should help the teachers in attendance to work aviation and aerospace into their lesson plans going forward, giving more children a chance to learn about the world of flight that EAA members are so familiar with.
As part of the event, attendees receive free parking, admission, and lunch, and are free to roam the AirVenture grounds and take in the day’s other events once the Teacher Day seminars conclude around noon.
Plenty of spots are open to teachers of kindergarten through 12th grade, and registration closes on July 15, so encourage any teachers you know to sign up soon.