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Teachers plan to include drones in their fall lesson plans

The teachers will then keep the drones they build and use them to train their students to create their own. (KTUL)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) – Teachers from more than 72 Oklahoma schools are learning how to design, develop, program and fly drones at this year’s Flight Night Drone Institute hosted at the Tulsa Community College Riverside Community Campus and Aviation Center.

The teachers will then keep the drones they build and use them to train their students to create their own.

Kathy Boen is one teacher, ready to learn.

“It keeps me excited and once you excite the teachers in the profession, it’s easy to pass that on to the students,” she said.

Xan Black, program director of the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance said the goal is to have more engineering projects in the classroom.

“It has multiple, multiple industry applications and so for our teachers to be able to take this back to their classrooms this fall is fantastic,” she said.

In November, these students will put their drones to the test in Flight Night Drone Competition.

Flight Night is a nonprofit focused on STEM education programs.

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