Last year’s ETD was great. Very good first hand info. All aspects of it was excellent. Hope to attend next year.
I am not planning to be a fellow advisor. My advisor and I never made contact. He was not at the conference and I never had any follow up. Not a complaint, just a statement of how busy we all are. I do appreciate all I learned at the conference.
I have now been to both Education Training Days and I would love to help in this process.
I would need to spend some time thinking about ideas/changes specifically, but I think the best thing that comes from the Education Day experience is the fact that industry gets to mingle with the educators. There is often a large gap between what industry is looking for and what we are expected to accomplish in the classroom, so the discussion become very rewarding for all of us.
I have nothing but GOOD to say about my experience with Aerospace education. The first year, I went by myself and was overwhelmed by the generosity of the businesses. The second year, I convinced a science teacher to come with me, since I teach math. She loved it and we have since started a lego-robotics team. This is a perfect way for small schools to become part of the movement in Oklahoma!
I am always looking for math connections to the real world. My 8th graders just don't get why math is so important. Programming the lego robot, however, is instilling a new drive in some of them. We recently had Major B. from Vance Air Force Base speak to us of the problems faced by the pilots. His speaking helped us link problems of birds, wind turbines and drones with our project presented at the lego competition.