|Applications Available for June Aerospace Workshops
For release: Jan. 23, 2006
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Local teachers can learn more about aviation science this summer at the annual Basic and Advanced Aerospace Workshops conducted at the University of Memphis. Set for June 2-22, the workshops cover aviation and space technology. They are open to K-12 teachers and administrators in public and private schools across West Tennessee who are currently teaching and will be working next year.
The workshops will be conducted by the U of M's Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership. Teachers enrolled in the workshops receive full in-state tuition plus a stipend. They will also earn three hours of undergraduate or graduate credit and two hours of flight instruction at a local airport.
Participants pay the University's activity fee, but the in-state tuition is covered by grants from the Aeronautics Division of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, which underwrites the program.
Participants in the annual workshop will take field trips to aviation sites and facilities, as well as attend daily classes at the University. "We hope teachers will incorporate some of the information into their classes the next year," said Dr. J.F. Crabtree, professor of instruction and curriculum leadership.
Crabtree, director of the program since 1981, said its goal is to help teachers develop an understanding of aerospace concepts and skills, let them explore the role of aerospace technology in Tennessee, and provide them with resources for classroom instruction and aerospace careers.
Crabtree encouraged interested educators to apply as soon as possible. For an application, call 901-678-3435. He will notify teachers by April 1 if they have been selected for the workshop.
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