Jason Archer

Questioning your Way to Correlation


As an instructor you’ve been told, “If you’re not talking, you’re not teaching!” As a student, you are likely unwilling to question your instructor, believing them to be an “expert”.  Telling, demonstrating and criticizing does not always equate to good teaching nor an understanding of the material.  In this interactive clinic, we’ll explore how to structure a lesson using inquiry-based learning so the student and instructor get a chance to experiment and learn.  We’ll see how answering questions with leading questions, being curious and self-reflecting are essential skills that can be used to explore new information, move towards correlation and unlock an authentic assessment.  Join us for a fun and engaging clinic for both instructors and non-instructors.


Monday, July 22nd

Pilot Proficiency at EAA AirVenture 2024


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The Workshop


Interactive Discussion

Inquiry-based learning is a type of active learning that encourages the asking of questions, doing research and the exploration of ideas. 


Activity Lab

Working in teams and using the Nine Principles of Light Aircraft Flying, participants will design an inquiry-based flight and/or ground lesson.

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Flight Simulation

Using the Redbird Sims, participants will split into and swap instructor and student roles to put their instructor skills to the test.  

Jason Archer took his first flight at age 8 and now spends his time either virtually off the planet as Director of the Glastonbury Planetarium or in the “real” air as a flight instructor for the past decade. With a degree in Astrophysics, he is a professional educator with over 20 years experience working in flight schools, planetariums, science centers and aviation museums.

As the Chief Flight Instructor for Berkshire Aviation at the Great Barrington Airport (KGBR) in Great Barrington, MA he specializes in tailwheel and instrument training.

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