Your Hub (Denver Post) February 7, 2019
mindSpark Learning Partners with DroneBlocks for The Drone Project
Educators participating in The Drone Project now have access to DroneBlocks’ programming applications
mindSpark Learning (mSL), a Denver-based national nonprofit dedicated to re-engineering education through educators with unique professional learning experiences, announced it is partnering with DroneBlocks to provide educators with additional block coding resources when they rent a drone kit from The Drone Project.
DroneBlocks, which offers drone technology apps, curriculum, and professional development, will offer its programming expertise to The Drone Project, which mindSpark Learning launched in September. Since its launch, The Drone Project has been working with Littleton Public Schools and STEM Lab (an Adams 12 district school). Educators have used the drone kits to lead problem-based learning (PBL) projects, like evaluating STEM Lab’s new roof for hail damage after a storm.
“We’re dedicated to inspiring kids to code and what better way to start that movement than by offering educators the resources they need to spark curiosity and knowledge?” said Co-founder of DroneBlocks Dennis Baldwin. “The partnership with mindSpark Learning’s Drone Project coincides with our vision to make coding and programming more accessible for all.”
“Since launching The Drone Project, we’ve continued to expand our drone technology offerings. Our latest drone (DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise) includes a 4K camera, a modular design for job-specific attachments, and capabilities catered for industrial purposes,” said Director of Professional Learning Davis Turner. “Our partnership with DroneBlocks drives The Drone Project forward by broadening the programming education tools available to our educator partners.”
For educators interested in learning more about The Drone Project, mindSpark Learning is hosting a free one-hour consultation and hands-on drone demonstrations at its Lakewood office on March 8, 2019 from 4:30 to 6 pm. Please RSVP here to attend.
For more information about The Drone Project, please visit www.mymindsparklearning.org/out-of-the-school-box/.