Yesterday some of the top movers and shakers Pennsylvania’s educational circles came together for the inaugural Dream Flight Adventures Community of Practice Conference. Teachers, flight directors, and administrators representing districts from all across the region convened at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s TransformED room to discuss how they use full immersion simulators to educate and enrich their students.
Discussion topics included approaches for getting other teachers involved with the simulators, unorthodox simulator uses, tips for integrating simulators into broader curricula, and everything in between.
Not pictured, but no less key are Heather Oros (Admiral Perseverous, Shaler Area flight director and all around superhero, pictured below) and Dr. Matt Conner (Burrell School District), who sneakily disappeared before photographic evidence was snapped.
This meeting of the minds is the first of many, and only time will tell what fantastic adventures these creative wizards will concoct for their students.