Unique Professional Learning Out of the School Box

Are you interested in teaching your students how to fly drones, while introducing them to the many uses drone technology has in the modern world? What about taking your students on Google Expeditions, so they can learn the value of empathy and shared experiences? We also offer courses centered on 3D printing and Glowforge 3D laser printing so your students can learn more about the future of manufacturing, medicine, design and STEM education.

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The Drone Project

Taking Problem-Based Learning To New Heights

mindSpark Learning is bringing an entirely unique learning experience to educators and students alike with drones, and our problem-based learning model!

Through an exciting partnership with Wings Over the Rockies, schools and classrooms will be able to learn the basics of aerodynamics, the concepts of flight and drone ethics. Furthermore, we will also provide schools and classrooms access to drone kits they can rent. These kits won’t only feature the drones, but also include a pre-packaged partnership with local organizations and industries that allow students and educators to dive straight into a problem-based learning project.

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For example, students could work with national parks to better understand the impact of invasive species on ecosystems; they could work with local firefighters to understand how drones can help with fire mitigation; or, they could work with local transportation services to gain insights into traffic patterns and the risks that natural phenomena pose to drivers.

There are two learning paths educators can choose from, both of which begin with an introduction to drone safety and ethics for the drones within their kits:

Path 1 - The Science of Flight

To support learning and the concepts of “Four Forces of Flight,” students will build a single-wing plane.

Educators will use the drones to teach students the basic mechanics and engineering of flight, discussing the basics of aerodynamics.

Path  2 - CS & Drone Programming

This path introduces block coding to students, so they can program basic commands for drones in the kit.

They can also explore solutions to basic flight challenges, like yaw turns, flips and obstacle course challenges by using basic flight programming codes.

Additional learning paths will be added later this year.

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In Partnership with Wings Over the Rockies:

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Google Expeditions

A Different Approach to Reality

Students are stimulated in more complex ways now than ever before. This is why augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences can be so powerful, particularly if they are connected to historical events like the Holocaust or Chernobyl for those who have never had to endure these realities. AR and VR can even be used to transport students to amazing locations, and help them learn valuable lessons that extend beyond emotional intelligence.

mindSpark Learning offers Google Expeditions for rent, and training around how to best implement these experiences into your learning environment. If you’re interested, fill out the form below and we’ll be in contact with you to build out an experience, or send a kit your way.

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3D Printing and 3D Laser Printing

Build and Design for the Future

At mindSpark Learning, we have a Glowforge Pro and two Lulzbot Minis and we use them to create cool stuff all the time. Now you can too! Plus, 3D printing and laser printing are not only the future of manufacturing, they are the future of design, medicine and STEM education.

If you’re interested in learning more and introducing your students to the real-world applicability of 3D printing and laser printing, fill out the form below and we’ll be in contact.

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