Since 2016, we’ve helped hundreds of educators integrate drones in the classroom, and thousands of students have used our test prep course to become FAA-certified commercial drone pilots. On this page, we’ll share our top drone training and curriculum resources for educators.
Access 100+ DroneBlocks Lessons (Starting at $5/Month)
For just $5/month, a DroneBlocks membership includes ongoing access to:
- 100+ online lessons and videos
- Lessons aligned to include universal education standards, including CCSS, NCTM, TEKS, NGSS, and ISTE
- Lessons compatible on iOS, Android, & Chrome
Drone Pilot Ground School — High School STEM Scholarship for Aspiring Commercial Drone Pilots
This scholarship is for high school students who are interested in becoming an FAA-certified drone pilot or who want to learn the concepts that enable safe and responsible drone flight.
For high school students, we offer two scholarship paths, both of which are rolling and can be applied to at any time:
- If a student applies individually, we will not only offer free access to our 15-20 hour online test prep course, but we’ll reimburse the student for the $160 FAA exam fee.
- If an educator would like to enroll a group of students, we ask the educator to apply by attaching a letter on school letterhead, outlining where our curriculum fits into the broader STEM / drone curriculum, and then we’d bulk enroll the group of students into our course. Students who are enrolled this way would not receive a $160 FAA exam fee reimbursement.
Drone Pilot Ground School — Drone Technology College Scholarship
The Drone Pilot Ground School’s Drone Technology College Scholarship is for current or rising college students (high school seniors) who demonstrate an interest in pushing the drone industry forward.
Winning applicants receive a $1,000 cash grant. The scholarship deadline and review process is in May each year.
How to Integrate Drones in the Classroom
Educators face unique challenges when it comes to incorporating drones into a classroom or campus. In the articles below, students and teachers alike share their strategies for integrating drones into an academic setting, from after-school programs to credit-earning curricula.
High School Case Studies
- Pleasant Valley High School Launches After-School Drone Program
- High School Student Helps Community Recover from Natural Disaster with Drone Documentary
- Taft Drone Club in Cincinnati, OH Awarded $100K to Continue STEM Studies with Drones
College Case Studies