Community Instructor Online Training

We've run STEM engagement activities for thousands of teachers, parents, and students in Australia, the USA and UK. 


We have trained over 30 people on how to run our programs, giving them an insight into how to run a successful STEM and drone education program.


Now we'd like to help you create the perfect engagement activity for your organisation, promoting problem based learning, STEM, and safe drone operation.

Course Outcomes

This course is designed to help you create your own interactive and hands on drone-based indoor engagement activity for students

  • Equipment & Room Setup

    We'll guide you through setting up required apps and firmware updates, and show you how to best configure a learning space for your activity.

  • Manual Flight Skills

    For many people, their first flight is both exhilarating and nerve-wracking! As a workshop presenter, you can multiply this feeling tenfold if you are anticipating liftoff with your group. Understanding that it will be the first time that many of your participants have even seen a drone let alone tried to control one, we have developed this module specifically to pave your way to successful flights with fewer grey hairs.

  • Session Run Sheet

    Timing is everything! We'll share the choreography of our fast paced activities to make sure you can complete all activities as scheduled.

  • Ask the Expert

    Join us for four live (and recorded) guided chats throughout the course to get your questions answered, and ideas broadened.

  • Safety First

    We believe it's important to know the local regulations for flying drones regardless of the craft size you are using. You'll learn how to communicate this information to your participants, setting the scene for safe and professional drone operation.

  • Coding & Aerial Survey

    As 'geospatial scientists', participants will use their microdrone to undertake an aerial survey of a hypothetical town affected by a natural disaster. We explore aerial photography from autonomous mission planning (block coding) and execution all the way through to assessing the resultant photos.

  • Troubleshooting Guides

    After using micro drones with hundreds of students, we've come across many challenges along the way! We've compiled a troubleshooting guide so that you won't have to bumble your way through an activity with tech challenges!

  • Crowd Control

    Working in a large space such as a school gym with lots of excited students and drones flying all over the place can be a real challenge! We'll help you succeed as the ringmaster of your circus.


Dr Karen Joyce

Dr. Karen Joyce is the Education Director for She Maps and has been flying drones for five years to create maps of the environment. She has worked as a geospatial scientist for 20 years for government, industry, the military and academia. She has been involved in tertiary education since the late '90's, and online education for the past ten years.


Karen has also been actively working with primary and secondary schools around Australia and the US to bring her geospatial 'edutainment' programs to life, particularly for girls. "It's amazing what we can map, measure, and ultimately monitor from above to take care of our environment."

The students were THRILLED with the session and asked all sorts of great questions about spatial science, drones, and the kinds of applications of this tech. They landed safely near the penguin colony and we agreed that we’d done our job on the scenario!

Dr Emma Pharo

University of Tasmania

Enrolment Enquiry

We have limited enrolment intakes each year and acceptance into the program in on application only.


To enquire more about our Community Instructor online training, email our Education Director, Dr Karen Joyce at 


Pricing can be provided on application and is based on minimum numbers per organisation.