US Sailing office, Bristol RI
US Sailing’s STEM program and curriculum called “Reach” is a professional development/training opportunity for sailing instructors and sailing program volunteers. Jen Guimaraes, the Youth Education Manager at US Sailing, will guide you during this one day course how to use the Reach STEM modules as part of the day to day curriculum in your junior sailing program, or on rainy days and no-wind days.
This is one-day eight hour professional development/training opportunity for teachers and sailing instructors to learn how to implement US Sailing’s STEM program and curriculum called Reach. The Reach modules feature inquiry-based learning and engineering by design processes to provide youth with hands-on, integrated learning opportunities that inspire interest in fields of study including physics, marine biology, robotics, technology and more.
The Reach modules include on the water and classroom-based activities, for easy implementation in multiple settings: your classroom, sailing center, yacht club, summer camp, or after school program. Flexible, the STEM education curriculum can be implemented in a 40-minute lesson, half day workshops or seasonal program.
The STEM Educator Course is $150 and includes an 8 hour training, materials, and a personal copy of the 132 page Reach Educator Guide for Middle School Modules 1-10 (retail $59.95) and a Student Logbook (retail $8). Upon completion attendees will receive a US Sailing STEM Educator Course certificate and professional educators will receive a certificate for professional development hours.