We help students and educators become legends! Professional Learning & Development (PLD) in Aotearoa: time to launch is... NOW!
2023-24 Pacific Support Fund
We're excited to announce we are recipients of the Ministry of Education's Pacific Support Fund!
The funding increases our impact in the Pacific communities we serve in the Counties-Manukau region of Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland), Aotearoa. For primary schools, our programme engages with students and their whanau, hands-on flying of drones, learning safety routines and expanding career opportunities. For high-school schools, we're now able to offer NCEA unit standards (with our NZQA-accredited PTE) in addition to our whanau engagement, drone experience at no cost!
Fly YOUR Drone!
Each drone kit stays with the school so students and educators can continue their STEM learning.
Build and fly your own drone with our trainer Charlie and the Circuit Scribe Drone Builder Kit!
Your students can learn how to build and fly their own drone using our Drone Builder Kit and the blueprints. They can learn step by step how to assemble their drone, then take to the skies with the CS Pilot App! Charlie will show you how to Design, Create and Power your cardboard arms with conductive silver ink. Plan and connect your drone's hub and motors. Download the controller app and take to the skies!
Drones, coding, AI, electronics, AR & VR integration with your local curriculum development and building digital fluency. Ministry of Education accredited facilitators, PLD & Gateway funding opportunities
Google Educator Group Park Shop @ Liger Academy in Queenstown during the NZ Principal's Conference
It doesn't all end when the Conference venue closes its doors for the day.
While the rest of the team headed out for post-Day One networking, Dr Craig Hansen flew the flag at GEG NZ's Spark Shop 23. Koia kei a koe Craig 👏💥 With the focus on Copilot for AI unit planning, and ChatGPT4's plug ins that create images and movies for student learning, Craig has oodles of knowledge of AI tools that save teachers time and create resources that are highly specific for personalised learning.
Design Thinking & Solving Problems
Hands-On Professional Development
PLD for Teachers in Aotearoa, in-class support and amazing support including coding made easy for Y4-13 - Drone Blocks works seemlessly with Drone Legends - unleash STEM concepts
The Drone Legends experience was like no other, from Coding
and Path-Flying a drone through a structure or room to creating a drone of our own.
There is no experience that I would rather spend the day doing!
Finn Lloyd, St Paul's College, New Zealand
Do you as a teacher, HOD or Principal want highly-engaging, hands-on PLD that accesses new technology, integrates with the curriculum, and opens the door to innovative industries?
Rototuna Senior High students becoming legendary during our Introduction to Flight session, in class with STEM teacher leaders - this is teacher PLD on-the-go in live learning environments
"I liked that it is different and fun and something that we all could participate in regardless of year levels"
Bornch, Te Ara Poutama Alternative Education, New Zealand
Manurewa High students working as a team during our Introduction to Flight session, in class with STEM faculty leader Jesse Enrique - this is leadership in action as a role model for his team
Papakura High HOD Satchet Singh co-leading during the launch of Drone Legends in the NCEA Digital Technologies Achievement Standards programme
Learn the highly-praised Drone Legends skills of flight, coding and movie-making with drones.
Then, choose to go deeper into a Drone Legends MISSION!
Amazing PLD materials allow educators to go deeper into the integration of literacy, numeracy, industry opportunities and create local curriculum that engages whanua & learners
PLD Leader - Professor of Flight: Dr Craig Hansen
Dr Craig has 30+ years of creative leadership experience in education, both in Aotearoa and internationally (seen here in Jakarta leading one training for the Google Educator Group of West Jakarta).
With a strong, proven history of professional development (past ICT Cluster Director, Principal of Educational Technology etc.), Craig leads with passion and skill when relating with teachers, board members and community. Drone Legends is the largest STEM.org approved flight programme in North America, now in Aotearoa. Craig launched Drone Legends in a South Auckland Alternative Education centre.
With incredible engagement, communication with whanau and integration with both NCEA Achievement Standards & primary curriculum Craig has developed a highly dynamic, attention-grabbing initiative. With a PhD in the Creative Industries, Craig's thesis focused on how to ensure graduates are the MOST successful they can be when they enter the world of work. Craig's research was motivated by his years as Principal of Lifeway College, which held the distinction of being New Zealand's leading animation school with the highest graduate success rate.
Drone Legends Specialisations - extend the incredible Missions of Drone Legends with our expert facilitators
3D Design & Printing
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