Everyone can fly a drone, and everyone should fly a drone. Early inspirations with the school kids ensure that they use drones safely, responsibly and ethically and with the right intent for the right kind of projects. They also get future-ready when they learn the technical skills and master them early, so that they can lead this industry ten years from now. Hence, Project WINGS!
Project Wings is aimed at making learning science fun by introducing students to unmanned aerial vehicles or drones in a safe, controlled, experiential learning environment. Drones are a fun way of inspiring students to learn about emerging technologies and aspire for a career in STEM. We make learning drones easy by giving them early hands-on practices in not just controlling the drones, but also programming drones.
We provide simulation exercises for flying drones in social good missions such as disasters, conservation, research, healthcare and development. We teach them about principles such as Safety First, Community Engagement and Human-centered Missions to instill values of safe, ethical and responsible drone flying. We believe student who learn these applications early, will be more likely to use technologies for applications that make the world a better place.
* Give students confidence to take up STEM related fields
* Give students an Immersive Edutainment Experience! * Experiential Learning in a safe environment where it's OK to fail
* Simulation of actual drone applications solving real life challenges
* Awareness and practice of safety protocols and regulations
* Encourage diversity in STEM
Students learn about drones in a day! Based on SheMaps Edutainment model, the students learn about what drones are, learn how to control them and code them using basic block coding. They learn about manual flights, autonomous flights, safety protocols and engage in games, competitions and real life challenges. An exclusive batch for Teachers ensures they get hands on practice in drones and techniques to integrate drones in their STEM curriculum. Drones make learning math, geometry, algorithms, and even environmental science fun.
Age: 7 Years +
Duration: 3 Hours
It's not enough to learn how to fly and code drones. We need to inspire students to think about real life challenges that can be solved using emerging technologies. In this problem-based learning workshop, students learn about ideation, inspiration and prototyping - developing a demonstrable prototype and testing their idea.
Age: 10 Years +
Levels: Basic/ Advance/ Expert
Duration: 5 Hours (2+1+1/week)
Students learn about basics of building engaging and insightful maps from satellite imagery and learn the principles and practice of collaborative, crowdsourced, open mapping, modeling the methods used in humanitarian situations. This gives students relevant problem solving skills for real-world challenges and also makes regular subjects like environmental science interesting.
Age: 10 Years +
Levels: Basic (3 Hours) / Advance (3 Hours) / Expert (3 Hours)
Students learn about designing and assembling their own drones using simple tools. Students learn about rapid prototyping and designing and get their prototype drone flying using advanced coding techniques. This is especially for students who have a keen desire to build their own drones. This helps them get a hands-on experience in aeromodeling, electronics, and coding.
Age: 10 Years +
Levels: Basic (3 Hours)/ Advance (8 Hours) / Expert (15 Hours)
STEM needs more girls. Leadership needs more girls. Solutions need more girls.
More girls need to interact with futuristic technologies such as drones, so that they get inspired to learn them and use them to solve challenges that matter to billion girls like her.
If you believe that everyone must have an #opportunity and #access to learn about #emergingtechnologies, and would love to make #drones as a part of the mainstream #education system, and if you love to teach and share, or if you just want to help us in some way, please join the newly formed #ProjectWINGS Mentors Group on #Facebook.
In this formal group we will be discussing about creating these micro#ecosystems in the #schools and #colleges where kids can freely #try and #fail, #fly their tiny drones, open them, see inside them, make them again, #play with them, #simulate #projects with them and even learn #science and #maths and #arts and #history and #geography with their drones... hell why not!
See you there!
We are interested in partnering with like-minded educators, institutions, certification bodies and technical experts to deliver our programs. Please send a Partnership Request to firstname.lastname@example.org