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ThinkGlobal Student Command Centers (SCC)

  • CONGRATULATIONS! 

    You are on your way to joining an exciting team of aviators. Follow the easy steps below and you will be journeying across the globe on your flight of adventure:

    Student Command Centers are groups of students that are set up in educational institutions throughout the world for the purpose of assisting in the research for the around the world flight that will be flown by Captain Judy Rice and Navigator Fred in the Spring of 2014.  These SCCs, as they are called, are the framework for the entire Think Global Flight mission. The SCCs are comprised of at least one adult leader and a lead student.

    The lead student is responsible for the overseeing of four groups of students.  These groups include the following topics of interest:  Green Technology, Global Flight Planning, International Relations and Performance Factors.  Each one of these groups are responsible for the careful research of each topic.  Groups report back to the lead student who in return passes on their findings on their SCC Forum page located on the web site.  The information that is gathered by the Student Command Centers will be used to make decisions as it pertains to the flight.  By doing so, the SCC becomes an active part of the mission.

    ADULTS

    1. Carefully read the descriptions, roles, and responsibilities – assure you meet the background screening requirements
    2. One adult must register for each Student Command Center (SCC)
    3. After you register, your SCC Forum page will be created
    4. Ask students interested to participate - students do not register, only the one adult (you!) are  registered as the SCC Lead Teacher/Educator
    5. No less than ONE student recommended for each of the 4 topic areas (Green Technology, Global Flight Planning, International Relations, Performance Factors)
    6. Choose one or more lead student(s) for each topic area
    7. Ask students to choose one or more of the RESEARCH - INVESTIGATIVE QUESTIONS under their topic area
    8. Assure there is appropriate communication among each team and teams are interacting with each other as well as with other SCCs
    9. MONITOR student communication to assure appropriate communication – any inappropriate communication MUST be reported immediately to ThinkGlobal Flight Captain
    10. Web Forum communication allows for in-school and afterschool participation
    11. Language translation will be provided on the Forums through the web site
    12. Crew visits to international SCCs will be provided by a language translator by hosting countries
    13. Educators are encouraged to involve English language learners and foreign language students

    LEAD STUDENT

    1. Lead students will be responsible for effectively communicating with their group leads(Green Technology, Global Flight Planning, International Relations, and Performance Factors) and report the findings on the SCC Forum page located on the web site.
    2. Lead students will be responsible for offering encouragement, motivation, and support to the rest of the SCCs under their responsibilities.  If they are not able to answer a particular question, lead students will call upon the help of their adult leaders or complete the Subject Matter Expert (SME) ‘Contact Us’ form located on the web site. The lead students will encourage interaction with other Student Command Centers on both a National level as well as an International level.
    3. Lead students will assure that their SCC remains within the guidelines of the mission.  The lead students will report any and all abuse to the SCC Lead Educator.  Abuse will not be tolerated and dismissal of all student interaction will be enforced without exception.
    4. Lead students will report weekly activity to the lead educator to assure that proper progress is being made and the SCC is on track with the mission.
  • What’s in it for you?!

    There are 3 ways in which you and your students can participate!

    The Student Command Center Participation Levels:

    1. Follow the flight with limited or no pre or post participation
    2. Investigative Research Questions – participation pre and/or post participation
    3. International and National Winds Aloft Contest – SCCs research the history along the route of their choice.  The route must equal 1,000 NM or greater.  Winds must be researched at the surface, 3000’; 6,000’; 9,000’.  SCCs then forecast winds at these levels at the time of the Think Global Flight along that route in which the SCCs had chosen.
    Winning Team receives international recognition.  The Lead Adult will receive a Recognition Plaque, Students receive Certificates of Honor.  The TOP 4 Students nominated by peers receive NATCA T-Shirt.

    *If the winning team is within the United States the Think Global Flight Crew will celebrate with a post flight visit.  An International visit dependent upon available funding.

    OVERVIEW

    • Being involved in an exciting international adventure
    • Potential for national and international recognition
    • Exposure to other cultures
    • Real-world aviation learning experiences
    • Application for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) education
    • Incentives for continuing education
    • Bridging the gap for diverse students
    • Greater awareness for educators and students on the incredible aviation and aerospace career opportunities

    ADULTS

    • ‘Class Pack’ with sample aviation and aerospace curricula, to include the Fly To Learn, powered by X-Plane curricula and DVD!
    • Opportunity to earn CEUs
    • Knowing you made a difference in your students’ lives

    STUDENTS

    • Eligible to earn a flight scholarship
    • Participating in an exciting, international adventure
    • Knowing you assisted the Flight Crew with the success of flight planning, weather, performance factors, and ground logistics
    • Real-world aviation learning experiences, to include flying in other countries
    • Meeting new international friends and learning about their cultures

    ThinkGlobal Student Command Centers (SCC)

    • SCCs will be established across the world to research, analyse data, and work together providing the technical support required for the ThinkGlobal flight crew to circumnavigate the world.
    • Student Command Centers (SCC) will be under the guidance of educators and subject matter experts providing detailed and concise reports directly to the ThinkGlobal flight crew. The flight crew and SCCs will communicate via satellite radio, the ThinkGlobal Flight web site blog, and Facebook. All research, final analysis, in-flight experiments, videos, and documentation will be posted on the web site.
    • Students across the globe will have an enhanced ThinkGlobal Flight learning experience by combining other successful education partners’ curricula. Visit the web site for the full listing of our educational partners.

    Visit ABOUT page describing our mission and our flight. We are coordinating with schools around the world as they problem-solve predetermined RESEARCH - INVESTIGATIVE QUESTIONS related to the ThinkGlobal Flight. The students chose the topic area that interests them the most. The SCC Teams are as follows with the complete list of Research – Investigative Questions:
    Green Technology - Science inquiry skills are employed as students’ work together investigating, analysing, and applying decision-making skills in order to determine how the performance of the airplane will affect the flight’s carbon footprint.

    Global Flight Planning – Mathematics, technology, and team work will be among the many skills students must utilize as they research the variants related to the route of flight.

    International Relations – Technology, engineering, and scientific inquiry skills are applied as students research the countries along the ThinkGlobal route to determine entry requirements and cultural differences.

    Performance Factors – Scientific investigation, mathematical equations, and technological research will empower students as they examine international weather sources, aircraft specific performance determining the best route to fly.

    These SCCs will not work in isolation but will collaborate among their peers, as well as communicate with SCCs located worldwide. The SCCs must coordinate with each other and share their research. The communication tool will be implemented on the web site Forum pages allowing for an in-school, as well as an afterschool experience.

    ThinkGlobal’s around the world flight of adventure will provide a real-world, meaningful Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) experience, promoting education and inspiring students.

    Our integrated global economy offers new challenges that are exciting opportunities as our nation’s education system urgently seeks solutions to provide the needed STEM workforce. At current rates, our ability to fill the needs of the aerospace industry is despairingly dismal. We cannot wait another moment; join us as we ThinkGlobal.

    Become involved! Sign-up and volunteer, now. 
For more information on cash or in-kind donations, please CONTACT US!

  • There are 3 ways in which you and your students can participate!

    The Student Command Center Participation Levels:

    • Follow the flight with limited or no pre or post participation
    • Investigative Research Questions – participation pre and/or post participation
    • International and National Winds Aloft Contest – SCCs research the history along the route of their choice.  The route must equal 1,000 NM or greater.  Winds must be researched at the surface, 3000’; 6,000’; 9,000’.  SCCs then forecast winds at these levels at the time of the Think Global Flight along that route in which the SCCs had chosen.

    Winning Team receives international recognition.  The Lead Adult will receive a Recognition Plaque, Students receive Certificates of Honor.  The TOP 4 Students nominated by peers receive NATCA T-Shirt.

    *If the winning team is within the United States the Think Global Flight Crew will celebrate with a post flight visit.  An International visit dependent upon available funding.

    OVERVIEW

    • Being involved in an exciting international adventure
    • Potential for national and international recognition
    • Exposure to other cultures
    • Real-world aviation learning experiences
    • Application for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) education
    • Incentives for continuing education
    • Bridging the gap for diverse students
    • Greater awareness for educators and students on the incredible aviation and aerospace career opportunities

    ADULTS

    • ‘Class Pack’ with sample aviation and aerospace curricula, to include the Fly To Learn, powered by X-Plane curricula and DVD!
    • Opportunity to earn CEUs
    • Knowing you made a difference in your students’ lives

    STUDENTS

    • Eligible to earn a flight scholarship
    • Participating in an exciting, international adventure
    • Knowing you assisted the Flight Crew with the success of flight planning, weather, performance factors, and ground logistics
    • Real-world aviation learning experiences, to include flying in other countries
    • Meeting new international friends and learning about their cultures

    Think Global Student Command Centers (SCC)

    • SCCs will be established across the world to research, analyse data, and work together providing the technical support required for the Think Global flight crew to circumnavigate the world.
    • Student Command Centers (SCC) will be under the guidance of educators and subject matter experts providing detailed and concise reports directly to the Think Global flight crew. The flight crew and SCCs will communicate via satellite radio, the Think Global Flight web site blog, and Facebook. All research, final analysis, in-flight experiments, videos, and documentation will be posted on the web site.
    • Students across the globe will have an enhanced Think Global Flight learning experience by combining other successful education partners’ curricula. Visit the web site for the full listing of our educational partners.
    Visit ABOUT page describing our mission and our flight. We are coordinating with schools around the world as they problem-solve predetermined RESEARCH - INVESTIGATIVE QUESTIONS related to the Think Global Flight. The students chose the topic area that interests them the most. The SCC Teams are as follows with the complete list of Research – Investigative Questions:
    Green Technology - Science inquiry skills are employed as students’ work together investigating, analysing, and applying decision-making skills in order to determine how the performance of the airplane will affect the flight’s carbon footprint.
    Global Flight Planning – Mathematics, technology, and team work will be among the many skills students must utilize as they research the variants related to the route of flight.
    International Relations – Technology, engineering, and scientific inquiry skills are applied as students research the countries along the Think Global route to determine entry requirements and cultural differences.
    Performance Factors – Scientific investigation, mathematical equations, and technological research will empower students as they examine international weather sources, aircraft specific performance determining the best route to fly.
    These SCCs will not work in isolation but will collaborate among their peers, as well as communicate with SCCs located worldwide. The SCCs must coordinate with each other and share their research. The communication tool will be implemented on the web site Forum pages allowing for an in-school, as well as an afterschool experience.
    Think Global’s around the world flight of adventure will provide a real-world, meaningful Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) experience, promoting education and inspiring students.
    Our integrated global economy offers new challenges that are exciting opportunities as our nation’s education system urgently seeks solutions to provide the needed STEM workforce. At current rates, our ability to fill the needs of the aerospace industry is despairingly dismal. We cannot wait another moment; join us as we Think Global.
    Become involved! Sign-up and volunteer, now. 
For more information on cash or in-kind donations, please CONTACT US!

    Green Technology

    • Research and coordinate with the Performance SCCs to determine how the performance of the Cirrus Cirrus SR20 and SR22 will affect the flight’s carbon footprint.
    • Explore ways Think Global Flight might provide a positive carbon footprint; ways to decrease negative carbon footprint.
    • Investigate specific countries with Green Technology projects Think Global Flight might visit along the route.
    • Research friendly Green Technology fuels and determine if the Cirrus SR20 and SR22 is capable of using this fuel.  
    • Coordinate with the International Relations SCCs and the Flight Planning SCCs, determining where the Cirrus SR20 and SR22 can locate the fuel required for this airplane.

    Global Flight Planning

    • Research the differences in flight rules around the world and how that will affect the route of flight.
    • Determine the Minimum Enroute Altitudes (MEA) along the route.
    • Work with other SCCs to determine if the Cirrus SR20 and SR22 can reach the required MEAs, if not, analysis and record alternative routes.  
    • Determine airports of entry along the route.
    • Measure distances along the route and coordinate with the Performance SCCs to determine if the Cirrus SR20 and SR22 has the range to fly each segment of the route (called a ‘leg’).  
    • Working with the other SCCs, determine if the Cirrus SR20 and SR22 needs modified to make the longest ‘leg’.
    • Research how the Cirrus Cirrus SR20 and SR22 can be modified for the fuel required.
    • Explore if Think Global Flight needs permission to modify the airplane.
    • Document the rules, if different for flying a modified an aircraft in other countries.

    International Relations

    • Research the countries along the Think Global route to determine entry requirements.
    • Investigate the cultural differences of each location of SCCs.
    • Collaborate with each international SCCs for the differences in education systems, the learning requirements, and how student success is determined.
    • Examine and prepare a concise report for the Think Global flight crew each country of arrival.
    • Explore international aviation and space organizations similar in each country (i.e.: AOPA, EAA, Ninety Nines, NASA Education Branch, and so on) Include aviation and space organizations specific to each country.

    Performance Factors

    • Using international weather sources, to help determine the best route to fly based on local seasonal weather, such as monsoons and tornados.
    • Research global wind patterns for the best route, altitudes, and time of year to fly.
    • Investigate the average temperature and humidity for each country along the Think Global Flight route.
    • Coordinating with the other SCCs, determine weather factors such as heat, humidity, cold, and ice what performance information must the Think Global Flight crew have to make the flight.
    • Measure the shortest distance to cross the Atlantic Ocean; the Pacific Ocean. Can the Think Global Flight go from continent to continent or must they island hop?
    • Examine with the Green Technology SCCs how much extra fuel would the Think Global crew will need to make it on the longest part of the route.
  • SCC International Education Director

    • Conduct regularly scheduled teleconferences with International partners / SCC International Lead Teachers/Educators/SMEs. Collect and document all findings from each International SCC. Hold responsible all SCC Lead Teachers / Educators to inspire students and interact with other SCCs; for monthly reports of all Research – Investigative Question analysis and data.
    • Problem-solve as a team. Act as Liaison for International SCC Lead Teachers / Educators to work with school administration for a visit with the flight crew during the around the world flight. Interact with Think Global Lead Ground Crew Chief and international relations for ground support (lodging, transportation, special needs, fuel, other as required)
    • Estimate time required: 5 – 7 hours per week


    SCC National Education Director

    • Conduct regularly scheduled teleconferences with SCC Lead Teachers/Educators/SMEs. Collect and document all findings from each National SCC. Hold responsible all SCC Lead Teachers / Educators to inspire students and interact with other SCCs; for monthly reports of all Research – Investigative Question analysis and data.
    • Problem-solve as a team. Encourage SCC Lead Teachers / Educators to work with school administration for no less than one live, in-flight interaction with the flight crew.
    • Estimate time required: 5 – 7 hours per week

    SCC Lead Teacher/Educator

    • Provide direction and oversight before, during, and after the flight as required to monitor appropriate social media interaction among SCCs. Immediately report to SCC National Education Director any abuse. Abuse will not be tolerated and dismissal of all student interaction will ensue. Liaison with school administration and students, as required, time permitting for live, in-flight interaction with the flight crew. Seek the guidance of Subject Matter Experts (SME), as required, for each Team area.
    • Elect and coordinate one lead student for each of the 4 SCC topic areas (Green Technology, Global Flight Planning, International Relations, and Performance Factors)
    • Assure lead students understand the Research –Investigative Questions for each topic area and the lead student encourages students to interact with other SCCs, including international SCCs. Provide the SCC National Education Director a monthly report of accomplished data and analysis.
    • Estimated time required: 3 - 5 hours per week


    SCC International lead student Director

    • Participate on regularly scheduled teleconferences with National Education Director and National Lead Student Director (Flight Commander).  Assist with the collection and documentation of all findings from each international and national SCC on Research and Investigative Questions findings. Hold responsible National Lead Student (Flight Commander) on interactions with other SCCs for monthly reports of all Research – Investigative Question analysis and data.
    • Problem-solve as a team.  Act as Liaison for International and National Lead Students (Flight Commander and Core Commanders) for an assist with coordination on the international visit with the flight crew during the around the world flight.
    • Estimate time required: 5 – 7 hours per week

    SCC National lead student Director

    • Collect and document all findings from each National SCC. Hold responsible all SCC Lead Students (Core Commanders) interacting with other SCCs; for monthly reports of all Research – Investigative Question analysis and data to International Lead Student Director (Chief Commander).
    • Problem-solve as a team. Encourage SCC Lead Students (Core Commanders) to work together, internationally and nationally.
    • Estimate time required: 5 – 7 hours per week

    SCC Lead Student

    • Coordinate communication with each of the 4 SCCs lead students for each of topic areas (Green Technology, Global Flight Planning, International Relations, and Performance Factors)
    • Understand the Research –Investigative Questions for each topic area and encourage students to interact with other SCCs, among their own SCC, nationally, and international.
    • Immediately report to SCC Lead Teacher/Educator any abuse. Abuse will not be tolerated and dismissal of all student interaction will ensue. Provide the SCC Lead Teacher/Educator a brief summary of weekly activity.
    • Estimated time required: 3 hours per week

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Provide guidance in area of expertise to SCCs Lead Teachers/Educators before, during, and after the flight. Immediately report to SCC Lead Teacher/Educator any inappropriate social media interaction among SCCs. Participate on regularly scheduled teleconferences, as required.
    • Estimated time required: 2 hours per week

    *ADULTS - MUST READ
    

In order to participate, ALL ADULTS must have had a background screen, refer to registration form for details.

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Every dollar you donate enters you into the Think Global Donor Sweepstakes.  
$1 = 1 Entry, $5 = 5 entries and so on!    

Your donation is tax deductible. Think Global Flight is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. 

100% of ALL proceeds go to promotion of flight, flight logistics, parts, fuel and to donations given to schools as we fly
around the world promoting education.
- See more at: http://www.thinkglobalflight.org/sponsors#sthash.xDvCU6GO.dpuf

Your donation is tax deductible. Think Global Flight is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. 100% of ALL proceeds go to promotion of flight, flight logistics, parts, fuel and to donations given to schools as we fly around the world promoting education.