CSinPA Drones Professional Learning Program


Session Dates

Thursday October 26, 2023 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Webinar
Tuesday November 07, 2023 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Webinar
Tuesday November 07, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Webinar
Tuesday December 05, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Webinar
Wednesday January 10, 2024 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Webinar
Thursday March 07, 2024 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Webinar
Wednesday May 15, 2024 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Webinar
Tuesday September 17, 2024 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Webinar
Wednesday November 13, 2024 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Webinar
Wednesday December 11, 2024 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Webinar
Tuesday December 31, 2024 - 11:59 PM - Webinar

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

The CSinPA Drone Professional Learning Program empowers educators to engage in and create computer science (CS) learning experiences using drone technology. This Professional Learning Program is designed to provide equitable learning opportunities as part of a local educational agency’s (LEA) comprehensive plan for CS education. Unlike stand-alone or “one and done” professional development, CSinPA Drone Professional Learning Program supports LEA teams in a cycle of strategic planning, professional learning, and implementation.

Educators build drones from the ground up, earn their pilot wings through the science of flight, and utilize block-based coding to manipulate the drone’s flight. Educators will develop their CS knowledge and skills, design and implement CS learning experiences with drones in their classes, explore ways to expand CS opportunities in their schools and communities, and learn how to remove barriers that specifically impact historically underrepresented populations using evidence-based resources and strategies. Support is provided as the LEAs' implementation of CSinPA Drones continues beyond the professional learning pathway.


Participants will:

  • Create, identify, and implement STEM and CS educational materials that are aligned with standards, are inclusive, and are culturally relevant for various learning environments, including in-person, hybrid, and online settings.
  • Recognize and develop a plan to address equity disparities in CS education with a focus on students with disabilities and historically underrepresented groups, such as students of color and females.
  • Articulate the need for CS education and engage a wide range of stakeholders in our communities by showcasing a capstone project and describing real-life applications.
  • Demonstrate foundational CS content knowledge and effective instructional strategies.

Target Audience

6 - 9 Grade Educators

Topics Covered: STEM

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Sadie Hetrick, at 717-901-2273, or shetrick@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Sadie Hetrick

Content Contact:

Ethan Pan