WinnAero schedules teacher workshops

GILFORD — WinnAero, the Laconia Airport-based non-profit educational organization, has scheduled a new  round of teacher workshops.

The five sessions will be dedicated to STEM-related activities around aviation topics and will utilize Civil Air Patrol (CAP) curricula modules.

"These workshops are great for teachers implementing STEM activities in their classrooms but are also for the home schooling parent who wishes to keep abreast of how to use STEM to challenge and educate" said WinnAero Education Director, Dan Caron.

Caron is a high school technology and engineering teacher and has won numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the Civil Air Patrol National Teacher of the Year Award.

The workshop topics include Aircraft Systems & Airports, July 14; Air Environment July 15; Rockets, Aug. 14; Space Environment, Aug. 15; and Spacecraft, Sept. 6.

Workshop participants will receive, if not already a CAP Aerospace Education Member (AEM), a one-year membership. This enables certified teachers to access additional CAP educational materials as well as an opportunity to apply for CAP classroom grants. Workshop sessions are held at the Laconia Airport and the cost per workshop is $50 for non-Civil Air Patrol members and $20 for current CAP AEM members. The registration fee includes all materials, lunch, snacks and the CAP AEM membership.

Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. with adjournment at 3:30 p.m. Workshops may be used for teacher professional development credit as allowed by the sponsoring school district.

Interested teachers may attend any or all of the workshops and professional certification credit may be applied based on the teacher's district policy. Additional details and workshop registration information are on-line at

WinnAero gratefully acknowledges the grant funding from the Wolf Aviation Fund and the Air Force Association which helped to make these teacher workshops available.