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aerospace education
Aerospace Education

Overview

  • AE Mission
  • AE Membership (AEM)
  • AE Membership Benefits
  • AE Curricula
  • AE Programs
  • AE Grants, Awards, Workshops
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Aerospace Education

Mission

  • To educate both CAP members and the general public on the important role aviation and space has played and will continue to play in America’s future.
  • To encourage our nation’s youth to consider aerospace careers and to promote civil aviation to local communities.
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Aerospace Education
  • Civil Air Patrol aerospace curriculum and programs support science, math, language arts, reading, history, and technology education, while providing teachers with the tools to teach ordinary subjects in extraordinary ways.
  • Curriculum meets national academic content standards and addresses STEM (Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives.
aerospace education members aems
Aerospace Education Members(AEMs)
  • A special category of Civil Air Patrol membership- no rank, uniform, or meeting obligations
  • Open to any individual or organization that has an interest in promoting Aerospace Education to the youth of our country
  • $35 membership dues
  • Membership application can be completed online with a credit card at www.capmembers.com/joinaem
membership benefits
Membership Benefits
  • AEM certificate
  • CAP membership card
  • CAP Volunteer magazine
  • AEM quarterly Newsletters
  • Over 20 free educational products
  • Special products for AEMs
  • Free orientation airplane flights
  • Awards, grants and workshops
  • CAP partner benefits for members
aerospace education materials
Aerospace Education Materials
  • Meet national academic standards
  • Address STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects and career options
  • Support cross-curricular team and thematic teaching
  • Allow teamwork and problem-solving opportunities
  • Provide hands-on activities that reinforce curriculum objectives
  • Provide relevant applications of

concepts currently being taught

  • Available for grades K-12
curricula materials something for every age group
Curricula Materials- Something for Every Age Group

PRESCHOOL – EARLY CHILDHOOD

Four-in-One Activity Books

Aerospace Education for the Very Young

ELEMENTARY

Activity Booklets

Fun In Flight: Exploring Aerospace Careers

Aerospace History (Dot-to-Dot)

MIDDLE / JUNIOR HIGH

Cross-curricular Thematic Packets

Book of Logic and Puzzles

Aerospace Dimensions Modules

HIGH SCHOOL

Aerospace Education Excellence for Adults

Journey of Flight Textbook

GENERAL CURRICULUM AIDS

Poster Sets

Aerospace Curriculum: Index of Related Topics

modules aerospace dimensions
Appropriate for grades 6-8

Ideal for use as a science elective or curriculum enrichment

Cost is $14.65

(for all six)

Orders placed through Vanguard Industries

1-800-221-1264

http://vanguardmil.com/store/

Modules: Aerospace Dimensions
textbook 2 nd edition aerospace the journey of flight
Textbook: 2nd EditionAerospace: The Journey of Flight
  • Comprehensive 675- page, full color textbook
  • Used in high schools and colleges
  • Teacher Guide available
  • Textbook Cost- $20.35
  • Order through Vanguard Industries

http://vanguardmil.com

1-800-221-1264

rocketry program
Rocketry Program
  • Downloadable from CAP Aerospace Website
  • Consists of 3 levels
  • Online certificates of completion for each level
  • Excellent enrichment activity
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Aerospace Education Excellence Program (AEX)
  • Free program available to

current AEMs

  • Age-appropriate curriculum

for grades K-12 and adult levels

  • Sign up anytime during the school

year

  • 1 hour of college credit available

for a fee from Adams State College

  • Teacher award plaque and student certificates upon completion
  • Application and completion forms online in e-services at www.capnhq.gov

(follow directions to receive password and access to e-services page)

teacher orientation program top flights
Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) Flights
  • Free orientation flight in CAP airplane!
  • To participate, contact

jstone@capnhq.gov.

  • Your name and contact information

will be given to the TOP Flights Point of Contact (POC) in your area.

  • The POC will contact you to plan a mutually-agreeable time and date for

the flight.

  • The TOP Flights experience will include an airplane orientation. Full AE workshops are also an option at times.
  • Flights are more fun with a fellow teacher,

so encourage a peer to join CAP and come flying with you!

aerospace connections in education program ace
Aerospace Connections in Education Program (ACE)
  • Free aerospace-themed program for grades K - 6
  • Available to current AEMs
  • Grade-specific curriculum tied to national academic standards
  • Lessons divided into 3

categories: academics, character, and physical fitness

  • Additional information available by clicking “ACE” at http://capmembers.com/ae
educator grants
Educator Grants
  • $250 Grants for AEMs to conduct aerospace projects that support STEM initiatives
  • Sponsored for CAP by the Air Force Association
  • Two grant cycles per year:

--March 31 --September 30

  • Applications and report forms found at www.capmembers.com/ae
national conference on aviation and space education ncase
As a member of the NCAE, CAP is one of many aerospace organizations that support this national aerospace education conference for teachers

Presentations by aviation heroes, astronauts, and aerospace organizations

Crown Circle Award presentations- award application on website below- deadline May 15

Awesome teacher-led workshop sessions

Next Conference in 2010; location to be determined

National Conference on Aviation and Space Education (NCASE)

Hosted by the

National Coalition of

Aerospace Education

http://www.ncase.info/

cap national aerospace education teacher of the year award
CAP National Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award
  • First-ever CAP National Teacher Award in 2009
  • Honors exemplary performance in promoting aerospace to the youth of America
  • Award plaque and $1000 stipend presented at the CAP Summer National Conference
  • For application and information, go to the “Awards for Teachers” link at www.capmembers.com/ae
  • Annual application deadline: January 15

Stuart Sharack (CT) 2009 CAP National Teacher of the Year

historic teacher award
Historic Teacher Award

A. SCOTT CROSSFIELD AEROSPACE EDUCATION TEACHER OF THE YEAR

  • Award initiated by CAP in 1986 and now presented by the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF)
  • Continues the legacy of famed test pilot, A. Scott Crossfield, to recognize and honor classroom teachers for outstanding promotion of aerospace education to young people
  • Information and application found at http://www.scottcrossfieldfoundation.org/
  • Application deadline: May 25
aerospace education workshops
AEROSPACE EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
  • Held in locations throughout the country
  • Provide training for educators
  • Disseminate various teacher aerospace education programs
  • Provide networking opportunities
  • Offer professional development, continuing education, and/or

graduate credit

aerospace education website
AEROSPACE EDUCATION WEBSITE

Go to www.capmembers.com/ae

to find information on:

  • Programs, products and resources
  • Aerospace Education classroom materials
  • Newsletters and monthly

e-news updates

  • Grant and Award information
  • Links
aerospace education program summary
Aerospace Education Program Summary

CAP’s Aerospace Education:

. . . . Aligned with national academic standards

. . . . Supports STEM initiatives

. . . . Assists teachers in preparing students to find career

options in the technological, global aerospace society in

which we live

. . . . Provides textbooks, thematic units, visual aids

. . . . Supplements and enriches existing curriculum

requirements

. . . . Expands academic rigor and relevance

. . . . Supports programs involving peer coaching, peer tutoring,

group learning, mentoring

imagine this as your classroom
Imagine this as YOUR classroom!

Contact any CAP

representative in your

local area or

Contact the National

Headquarters Staff in

Montgomery, AL at

ae@capnhq.gov

www.gocivilairpatrol.com