San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
US Sailing’s STEM Educator Course: Middle School I, a 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. Modules include on the water and classroom based activities, for easy implementation in multiple settings.
The REACH modules are a great teaching resource to your classroom, sailing center, yacht club, summer camp, or after school program. People who are implementing REACH include:
- Middle School Teachers
- Sailing Instructors
- Camp Counselors
- Scout Leaders
- Youth Program Instructors
- Environmental Educators
- Home Schoolers
Flexible, the REACH program’s STEM education curriculum can be implemented in a 40 minute lesson, half day workshops or seasonal program: summer, after school, during school.
The STEM Educator Course: Middle School I is $150 and includes an 8 hour professional development/training, materials, and a personal copy of the 132 page REACH Educator Guide for Middle School Modules 1-10 (retail $59.95). Educators should bring a bagged lunch. Upon completion attendees will receive a US Sailing STEM Educator Course certificate and formal educators will receive a certificate for professional development hours.
Educator Course Schedule
9:00 Implementation Designs, Strategies, and Successful Case Studies
9:30 Module 1 Measuring Wind
11:00 Module 2 Buoyancy
1:00 Module 3 Sail Area
2:30 Module 5 Water Quality Testing
(optional: sites may want to add an on-water sailing experience)
When & Where
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.