Dream Flight USA On Board Teacher took the STEM Shuttle to the Athens, WI Middle School Friday, February 28. It was the first full day for middle school only students on the shuttle,, and the results were beyond expectations. The shuttle program was designed primarily for grades 4 through 6, but has now expanded into the middle school grades. Click here for more pictures, and an expanded photo album can be seen on the Dream Flight USA Facebook Page.
Above right, Sue Bushman and Sandy Smith, Dream Flight USA teachers, at the recent Wisconsin Technology Educators Association Conference in Wisconsin Dells.
- To view the video, "Welcome Aboard the Spirit of Education" S.T.E.M. Shuttle, follow this link: http://youtu.be/zMWGGkZdjPI
- Work Station Discussion Points
- A look at the Work Stations on board the S.T.E.M. Shuttle.
The Dream Flight USA STEM Shuttle is gearing up for a busy spring and early summer. The schedule includes;
Coleman, WI Elementary School, Monday, March 17
Shiocton Elementary School, Thursday, April 3
Manawa Elementary School, Friday, April 4
Military Kids at UW Eau Claire, Saturday, May 3
Pittsville School District, Thursday, May 8
Winter Elementary & Middle School, Monday, May 19
Grantssburg Middle School, Tuesday, May 20
Milwaukee: Universal Academy for the College Bound, Tuesday, June 3
Yet to be scheduled: South Shore School District and Ashland.
The community events/parade season begins June 29 with the Edgar Fire Department Parade, and the Mosinee July 4th Parade.
The Dream Flight USA S.T.E.M. Shuttle may soon be coming to your area. The Spirit of Education visits communities in Wisconsin and occasionally journeys outside the state as well.
E-mail mission control if you would like information on scheduling the S.T.E.M. shuttle for your school or event.
Here is some information on planning a visit to your school, including fees. Please click here.
For information on planning a shuttle mission to your community event, parade, air show or business activity, please click here.
For information on the communities that have been visited by the shuttle since its first mission in 2006, please click here.
Turning your classroom into a planet, and involving your community in your classroom are just two of the many concepts explained in the 38-page lesson plan, “Dream Flight One, The Teacher's Resource Guide to Teaching Space in the Classroom", created by the founder of Dream Flight USA, 5th grade teacher Sharon Ryan.
Click here for more information about the Lesson Plan. Order by mail: Dream Flight USA Foundation, PO Box 1931, Wausau, WI 54403. The lesson plan is available for only $49.95.
Students work at one of the stations on board the Dream Flight USA shuttle.
What do teachers say about Dream Flight USA?
WOW! I had my class onboard today and the time just flew!! I knew it was great for the kids when I had time to realize that in over 2 hours, not one child asked to go to the bathroom!! When does that ever happen during a regular 2 hour time period?
--Bonnie G. 4th Grade Teacher
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