Wednesday, March 23, 2016

2016 Summer Schedule for Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology Announced #ARRL #hamradio

ARRL has recently announced the 2016 schedule for our Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology. Please help us get the word out to teachers who can take advantage of this opportunity to find out how amateur radio can bring hands-on learning to the classroom.

You may have seen the announcement about our plans for 2016 in our recent issue of Radio Waves. You’ll also want to read the article about the Teachers Institute in the March issue of QSTARRL News published a story last week.  These are all good references to use to promote the opportunity among hams in your section who may reach out to teachers and schools in your community. 

You are in the best position to know where to circulate information about this expenses paid professional development opportunity within your section. A listing on your state Board of Education website? Local school or school district websites?  A web page for science and technology teachers?  Word of mouth to teachers in your circle?

Here’s some copy you can use to announce the opportunity in your local school community:

Integrate Science and Math with Engineering and Technology by Exploring Wireless Technology

ARRL, the national association for amateur radio, has just announced the schedule for two sessions of its Introductory Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology (TI-1) to be offered during the summer of 2016. Now in its 13th year, the ARRL Teachers Institute is an expenses paid, intensive professional development opportunity for educators who want to receive training and resources to explore wireless technology in the classroom.  Topics at the TI-1 Introduction to Wireless Technology, include basic electronics, radio science, microcontroller programming and basic robotics.  ARRL will also offer an advanced Teachers Institute (TI-2) on Remote Sensing and Data Gathering. The linked article from the March issue of ARRL’s journal, QST, includes the schedule and description of offerings this summer.

Please visit the ARRL website at: for more details.
Go to for information about applying and to download an application.

Application deadline is May 1.

Debra Johnson, K1DMJ
Education Services Manager
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494

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