A Teacher Institute for the Great Lakes Division?

From the 8/10/07 ARRL Letter:

==> 2007 ARRL Teachers Institutes Reach 45 Schools

Forty-eight teachers representing 45 schools from around the country attended the 2007 ARRL Teachers Institutes, held this summer in Rocklin, California, Spokane, Washington and at ARRL Headquarters in Newington. Each class of 12, ranging from pre-school teachers to college professors, got the opportunity to explore and experience firsthand wireless technology basics, how to teach basic electronics concepts integral to microcontrollers and robots, as well as how to bring space technology into the classroom. The four day course culminated with building and programming a robot.

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[Education and Technology Program Coordinator and Director of the ARRL Teachers Institute Mark Spencer, WA8SME] has many long range plans in mind for the Teachers Institute. “In the next 10 years, I would love to see a Teachers Institute in each of the 15 ARRL Divisions. These instructors would work in conjunction with their state’s science museum and run the Institute regionally through the museum. What a great way to bring science to kids,” Spencer said.

I think this is an idea worth pursuing once we get the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum station up and running.


  1. The Teachers Institute sounds very interesting. This is the first I have heard about it. Rockland is only a few miles from here and it made me wounder if there were any local teacher who participated.

    Thanks for the information I am going to try to learn more.

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