The ARRL Education Services Department has announced the 2015 schedule for the Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology workshop. Offered through the ARRL’s Education & Technology Program (ETP), the Teachers Institute is a four-day, expenses paid in-residence learning opportunity designed for motivated teachers and other school staff who want to learn more about wireless technology and bring that knowledge to their students. A variety of topics are covered during the TI, including basic wireless technology literacy, electronics, the science of radio, radio astronomy, how to bring space into the classroom, ham radio operation, introduction to micro controllers and basic robotics. While participants do not need to have an Amateur Radio license to attend the basic TI sessions, one is required for the TI-2 session.
There are four ARRL Teachers Institute sessions scheduled for 2015: June 13-16 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; June 22-25 at Parallax Inc. in Rocklin, California; July 7-10 at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut and July 13-16 in Dayton, Ohio. The deadline to apply all sessions is May 1, 2015.
All information about the Teachers Institutes — including the application and a downloadable brochure — is available online. There you can also find links to read more about what other ETP schools are doing with Amateur Radio and wireless technology topics.
If you’d like to support ARRL’s outreach efforts to bring wireless technology literacy to American teachers and students, you can donate online.