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Creating a Brand New Class

Jun 21st 2015, 02:33


Joined: Jan 30th 2015, 11:34
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Greetings Hams and Teachers. I have an interesting, and I'm guessing unique opportunity to teach middle-school aged children to become hams.

I was hired by the Atlanta Independent School District (Texas) to teach a full year of "wireless communication" classes after school. I'll teach two one-hour classes each day after school. The very interesting thing is the program is fully funded!

They have offered to pay for any equipment I need to teach these kids about electronics and wireless communications!

I ordered the ARRL Tech and General Instructors Guide to get me started with some curriculum, but I have a WHOLE YEAR of instruction I get to do with these kids!

I am in the process of helping my 3 boys (15, 13, and 8) who are all licensed hams, to establish the Atlanta Rabbits Amateur Radio Club. Right now, they are the only kids in the whole school district that are licensed.... until I get some kids licensed next school year.

I don't want to JUST teach those kids the test. I want them to not only know the correct answers to the TECH, General, and Extra.... I want them to know WHY those are the correct answers.

What source do y'all use for your curriculum???
Feb 2nd 2016, 20:26


Joined: Oct 22nd 1998, 00:00
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Hello Mr. Jerry Goodson, W5BFF

I realize this message is delinquent by two years.

We are both on the same mission excepting that you got started before I did and your a teacher and I'm not.

I'm trying to bring Amateur Radio into the classrooms of Berkeley County, West Virginia. The initial plan is to do this rather like what I expect is history for you, that is you did it as an after school club activity.

I've contacted Carol Perry, WB2MGP who taught Amateur Radio as a standalone course in New York. She is currently the President of the Radio Club of America. Her E-mail address is:

So I'm sorry I hadn't started my campaign earlier, otherwise we could certainly been of help to each other. If you could get in touch with me and let me know how your project turned out and what your up to now perhaps I can provide this information to educators here in Berkeley County, WV and maybe they can put it into practice as you did!


Rich Demoske, KC2EFA

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