Welcome to the Kodiak Island Virtual and STEM Learning Conference!
Tuesday, June 2 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Day 2 Afternoon Strand:Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Join Dr. Pam Lloyd and the presentation team as they guide teachers through the basics of building a UAV and explore how to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles into your virtual classroom. Prior to joining GCI, Pam worked with the Anchorage School District (ASD) for 15 years. As ASD's K-12 Instructional Technology Coordinator, Pam provided technology support, resources, and opportunities for teachers and students in 103 schools. In her tenure as an administrator with ASD, Pam led the Technology Teacher Leader program at ASD She also spent a significant amount of time in the classroom as an elementary teacher and as a middle school technology coordinator, where she gained a hands-on understanding of the technology needs of students and educators.

Pam currently serves in a number of leadership positions with industry groups including the Chairman of the Board for the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), including the SIG 1:1, SIG-IVC, and SIG-OL, She is on the board of directors for the United States Academic Decathlon, President of the Alaska Academic Decathlon, and past-president of the Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE). Pam is a winner of the ISTE President's Volunteer Service Award.

What could be more academically engaging and motivational to a student then building and flying their own quadcopter? Building  a small Unmanned Aerial System Vehicle (UAV) students of all interests and abilities will learn all about the components of a quadcopter and progress through STEM (or STEAM, depending on your creativity) lessons by working through an eight stage challenging, which include,  flying with a camera, heavy object lift, efficient flight, and agility through an obstacle course.


Brett Falke of HoverLabs, John Monahan, Director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Modern Blanket Toss UAV project, Pam Lloyd from GCI, School Access, and students familiar with the project, will expertly guide participants through the building and flying of their own copter. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands on STEM project that was design, distance-tested and debugged first-hand in rural Alaska communities.

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Pam Lloyd

Senior Director, GCI SchoolAccess
Dr. Pam Lloyd is the Senior Director for GCI SchoolAccess, the K-12 vertical market within General Communications, Inc. (GCI), the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. Founded in 1979, GCI introduced long-distance competition to Alaska and has since grown to be one of the... Read More →

Tuesday June 2, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Kodiak High School, A101 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

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