Teaching Ordinary Subjects in Extraordinary Ways:
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) promotes and supports aerospace education, both for its own members and the general public. CAP educational programs help prepare American citizens to meet the challenges of a sophisticated aerospace society and understand its related issues.
CAP offers national standards-based educational products, including a secondary textbook, Aerospace: The Journey of Flight, and the middle-school-level Aerospace Dimensions. Teachers can get other free classroom materials and lesson plans from CAP by joining CAP's Aerospace Education Membership program.
Educators from across the country learn how to use aviation and space in a variety of subject areas by attending the National Conference on Aviation and Space Education (NCASE). NCASE is the nation's premier conference in this field. CAP has sponsored NCASE since 1967.
CAP also sponsors several prestigious awards for those who promote aerospace to the public: The AE Mission Award, the Frank G. Brewer Awards, the Crown Circle for Aerospace Education Leadership Awards, the A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award, and the Air Force Association's (AFA) Aerospace Cadet of the Year Award.
Please take advantage of the programs and resources Civil Air Patrol has to offer and start adding excitement to your classroom today! Check some of the videos to discover how aerospace education can make a difference in the lives of young people.
Each year, CAP sponsors nearly 200 workshops in colleges and universities across the nation which reach more than 5,000 educators. These workshops highlight basic aerospace knowledge and focus on advances in aerospace technology.
Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
Aerospace information WIKI (what I know is):
Who: The Virginia Wing Aerospace Education Officers Virginia Squadron Aerospace Education Officers contact info What do you need to do: External Aerospace Education Internal Cadet Aerospace Education Internal Senior Aerospace Education What do you need to Know: AEO Duties VAWG AEO Guidance Kit.doc AEO Briefing Slide show Where do I find Stuff: CAP E-services National Web Site links for AE When: VAWG Master Suspense Calendar How: Virginia Wing AE Plan Of Action Hot air Balloon Project Forms That You can use (fill in style): Squadron AE Report fill in form.doc Wing AE Report Fill in form.pdf Other important links: Prospective Member Packet.pdf 2008_TARC_Campout_Flyer.doc Aviation Explorer Web site Air Force Homepage
Video on the FLY A TEACHER program:
Here is a 30 second CAP Public Service announcement video
I made of the Virginia CAP Search and Rescue College.
Thanks to Major Payne for operating the cameras.
(I have an AE video now in production):
Thank you for your time.
If there are any important links that you would like added e-mail: DAE Web Master.