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AEROSPACE EDUCATION IN CIVIL AIR PATROL. Aerospace Education. Overview Brief history of AEO School Course Goal/Objectives Organizational Structure New Developments AE Mission Member AE (Internal) Outreach AE (External). Aerospace Education. Course Goal:

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AEROSPACE EDUCATION IN

CIVIL AIR PATROL


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Aerospace Education

Overview

  • Brief history of AEO School

  • Course Goal/Objectives

  • Organizational Structure

  • New Developments

  • AE Mission

  • Member AE (Internal)

  • Outreach AE (External)


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Aerospace Education

Course Goal:

After completing this course, each student will understand and be able to accomplish the duties and responsibilities of a DAE or AEO in CAP.


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Aerospace Education

  • Course Objectives:

    • To educate our CAP AE leaders in their job requirements and the resources available to them.

    • To share experiences and ideals to make AE better.

    • To increase communication between wings, regions, and HQ.


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Aerospace Education

Organizational Structure

  • HQ Reorganization

    - New directorate – Missions

    - includes all three CAP missions:

    AE, CP, & Ops


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Organization forAE, CP, PD


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New Developments

  • CAPR 280-2

  • AEX for Senior Members

  • AEX I, Vol II

  • AE for the Very Young

  • Satellite Tool Kit

  • Journey of Flight – 2nd Edition

  • Level 1, SLS, CLC, Leadership


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Aerospace Education

Defined

AEROSPACE EDUCATION . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . that branch of general education concerned with communicating knowledge, skills, and attitudes about aerospace activities and the total impact of air and space vehicles upon society.

AEROSPACE EDUCATIONsupports science, math, and technology education while providing teachers with the tools to teach the required curriculum in an extraordinary way.


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Aerospace Education

Mission

  • CIVIL AIR PATROL’S

  • AEROSPACE EDUCATION MISSION:

  • To educate both Civil Air Patrol members and the general public on the important role aviation and space has played and will continue to play in America’s future.

  • 2. To encourage our nation’s youth to consider aerospace careers and to promote civil aviation in local communities.


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Aerospace Education

Member AE (Internal)

Overview

  • Practical Exercises

    - References

    - Squadron

    - Group

    - Wing

    - Region


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Aerospace DimensionsCadet Program

Six Learning Modules

- Introduction To Aerospace

- Aircraft Systems, Airports, and Airways

- Air Environment

- Rockets

- Space Environment

- Spacecraft

  • Interactive, hands-on, group-based

  • Provide basic foundational knowledge


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Aerospace:The Journey of FlightCadet Program

Comprehensive aerospace textbook

History of Airpower

Principles of Flight and Navigation

The Aerospace Community

Air Environment

Rockets

Space

Teacher’s Guide

National Standards

Lesson plans and objectives

Sample tests


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Aerospace Education

Cadet Program

AEX

  • AEX I - K-5 & AEX II - 6-12

  • 6 activities – 1 year

  • AE day

  • Individual certificates

  • Unit plaque

  • MORE COMING


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Aerospace Education

Cadet Program

  • Model Rocketry Program

    - 3 stages

    - written phase

    - hands-on phase

    - official witness log


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Aerospace Education

Cadet Program

Grants

  • AFA unit grants

  • Summer & winter cycles - $5,000 each cycle

  • $250 per unit

  • Application deadlines

    - Summer – June 30th

    - Winter – December 31st


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Aerospace Education

Senior Program

  • AEPSM – 5 parts

  • Yeager

  • 215

  • Regs

  • Awards


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AEROSPACE EDUCATIONPROGRAM FOR SENIOR MEMBERS

AEPSM (Yeager Test)

- based on study of AEROSPACE: The Journey of Flight

- test may be closed-book or open book

- required for all Aerospace Education Officers

- Yeager Test can be taken on-line


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YEAGER AWARD . . . . . . . .

- earned for successful completion of Yeager test

- award consists of a ribbon and a certificate


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Aerospace Education

AEROSPACE EDUCATION SPECIALTY TRAINING TRACK --- 215 T / 215 S / 215 M

- Experience requirements

- Knowledge requirements

- Test at each level (on-line)

- Must hold a leadership position

- Can work through the rating levels in one year

- If your primary assignment is as Aerospace Education Officer and you do not hold a master level rating, regulations require you to be training in this specialty track


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A. SCOTT CROSSFIELD AEROSPACE

EDUCATION MASTER EDUCATION AWARD

- honors aviation pioneer A. Scott Crossfield

- award is a ribbon and a certificate

- certificate issued by National Headquarters


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NATIONAL CONFERENCE CROWN CIRCLE FOR AEROSPACE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP (NCASE)

- Established in 1979, the Crown Circle is the highest award of the National Conference.

- Induction into Crown Circle [always as part of the National Conference program] is one of the most prestigious honors bestowed worldwide in the field of aerospace education.

- Nomination packages are sent to National Headquarters and must be postmarked by 1 January.


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A. SCOTT CROSSFIELD AEROSPACE EDUCATION TEACHER OF THE YEAR . . . . . . . .

- Established in 1986 by aviation pioneer A. Scott Crossfield, this award recognizes and honors classroom teachers for their outstanding accomplishments in aerospace education and for their dedication to the students they teach.

- Presented as part of the NCASE program.

- Nomination packages must reach National Headquarters no later than 1 February.


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Aerospace EducationBrewer Awards

CATEGORY I / CATEGORY II --- CADETS / SENIORS

- MUST be written for accomplishments in the previous calendar year ONLY

CATEGORY III --- INDIVIDUAL or ORGANIZATION (NON-CAP)

- for accomplishments over a continuous period of up to ten years

CATEGORY IV --- LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

- for accomplishments over a period of more than twenty years

Nominations due to Wing Headquarters by 1 February

Region selections to National by 1 March

National Awards presented at summer National Board


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AEROSPACE EDUCATION MISSION AWARDS

  • RECOGNIZES Top Three Wings in the Nation

  • RECOGNIZES The Top Wing in each Region

    - selection based on evaluation of Wing Activity

    Report

    • Wing staff training

    • Yeager awards

    • Internal program support

    • External program support

    • Workshops and training courses

    • Participation in the Excellence Award Program

    • Submission of award nominations

  • Activity Reports to DCS/AE and National Headquarters not later than 15 March


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    AEROSPACE EDUCATION

    ACTIVITY REPORT

    - overview of all aspects of the Wing Aerospace Education program

    - determines recognition for mission awards

    - submit copies to DCS/AE and National Headquarters

    - due at National Headquarters no later than 15 March each year

    - documentation must be included


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    Aerospace Education

    AEO Survival Kit

    • Wing Website info

    • AE Mission, Specialty Track, AEO Handbook

    • AEX Award Program

    • Aerospace Education Member (AEM)

    • Wing Conference info

    • NCASE

    • Wing AE POA

    • Squadron AE POA

    • AE Activity Report

    • AE Staff Visit Forms

    • Sq AEO info – AEPSM & Track 215


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    Aerospace Education

    Plan of Action

    • Yearly plan for conducting AE

    • Developed by – region, wing, group, squadron

    • Covers all aspects of AE program

    • Documents record of planned accomplishments

    • Signed by appropriate AE person & CC at that level


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    Aerospace Education

    Subordinate Unit Inspection

    • Review of a unit’s management, mission

      accomplishment & regulatory compliance programs

    • Graded evaluation

    • Use checklist as a guide


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    Aerospace Education

    Staff Assistance Visits

    • Region or Wing visit to help prepare for CI

    • a non-graded evaluation

    • ensure compliance with all required elements

    • have files in good order, ready for inspection

    • be conversant about aerospace programs and activities in your wing

    • have your materials prepared in advance

    • be prepared to answer questions regarding your

      programs


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    Compliance Inspection

    • Assessment program of a unit’s management, mission accomplishment & regulatory guidance

    • Includes graded & non-graded evaluations

    • Measures unit effectiveness

    • Use checklists

    • Document everything


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    Aerospace Education

    CAP AE Website

    • http://www.cap.gov or www.cap.gov/ae

    • Easy to navigate and to find information on . . . . . . . . . . .

      • tools and resources

      • Aerospace Education classroom materials

      • Newsletters

      • Grant and Award information

      • Links


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    Outreach AE (External)

    • Aerospace Education Members (AEMs)

    • Fly A Teacher

    • NCASE


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    Aerospace Education

    Fly A Teacher

    • Must be an AEM

    • Includes workshop & flight

    • Unit is reimbursed gas expenses


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    Aerospace Education

    National Conference on Aviation and Space Education (NCASE)

    • Educators, Aerospace Industry leaders & CAP members

    • Dynamic presentations & seminars

    • Restructured for 2006


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    Aerospace Education

    AEMS

    • $35 per year membership fee

    • Members receive:

      • Membership card

      • Membership certificate

      • Aerospace Educator pin

      • Subscription to Civil Air Patrol News

      • Special newsletters prepared especially for educators

      • Special curriculum materials prepared for classroom use

      • Access to “Members Only” materials on our website


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    Aerospace Education

    AEX

    • Hands-on, interactive program designed to support teaching science, math and technology concepts in the classroom

    • Six activities, chosen by teacher & AE day

    • At completion, students earn certificates, classroom receives plaque

    • Activity book, K-5 & 6-12 offers wide variety of lessons that meet National Standards


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    Aerospace Education

    Outreach AE (External)

    • Interfacing with homeschool groups

    • Interfacing with AFA and other groups

    • Conducting workshops

    • Providing training opportunities


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    INTERNAL AEROSPACE EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

    • provide training Aerospace Education Officers

    • can be held at local unit, Wing Headquarters

    • support programs

    • provide networking opportunities

      EXTERNAL AEROSPACE EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

    • provide training for educators, local community as well as members

    • Wing / Region

    • support programs

    • provide networking opportunities


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    Aerospace Education

    Wrap Up

    • Q & A

    • Evaluations and Certificates

    • Saturday Field Trips

      Navy Museum, IMAX,

      & Flight on Deck


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