Mission Bay Aquatic Center is hosting US Sailing’s STEM Educator Course on Friday, May 18th. The Reach Educator’s Course is 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 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 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) and a Student Logbook (retail $8). Upon completion attendees will receive a US Sailing STEM Educator Course certificate and formal educators will receive a certificate for professional development hours.