The STEM Educator Course

Middle School I is $150 and includes an 8 hour professional development/training, materials, and copies of the 132 page Reach Educator Guide for Middle School Modules 1-10 (retail $59.95) and Reach Student Logbook and Portfolio (retail $8.00). 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.

“After attending the STEM Educator Course, a full day training on US Sailing’s science, technology, engineering and math curriculum, I was highly impressed with our instructor. The modules in the curriculum provide hands-on experiences for students to learn about the science and engineering behind sailing, an abundant list of web resources that tie in with each lesson, and an effective sequence of lessons, so that they each build on each other. I would highly recommend this program for any classroom or program that is looking to incorporate hands-on experiences when learning about math, technology, and science!” ~ Meghan Dutton


Prerequisites for Entrance into the Course

  1. SAFESPORT: This program, developed by the US Olympic Committee, is required training for all Instructors. This requirement is also being put in place for other National Governing Bodies. This free online training course must be completed every 2 years. Instructor certification is not active unless SafeSport training has been completed.
    1. US Sailing Members - TAKE THE TRAINING
    2. Non - Members - TAKE THE TRAINING
  2. US Sailing Teaching & Coaching Fundamentals : Developed in conjunction with the US Olympic Committee (USOC), this course gives the building blocks of good instructional practices for becoming an effective educator on and off the water. A guide on how to complete the course can be found here and a few Frequently Asked Questions are answered here.

Reach Educator Course Dates and Locations:



Host a Reach Educator Course

US Sailing reserves the right to cancel in the event that registration is below 8 registrants. We would like to points of contact a secondary and a primary. One of the highlights of the course is the opportunity to invite educators from the community into your venue and begin to build partnerships in the community or expand on previous ones. US Sailing will advertise the event through our channels and be look to the host venue to do the same.

Introduction – In the morning we ask the host facility to do an introduction and give attendees background about the host facility, programs offered there, and there plans with Reach.

Breakfast – Many clubs offer coffee and light breakfast or snack which is greatly appreciated.

Technical Supplies Required:

1. Internet Access
2. Projector
3. Screen
4. Audio

Classroom Supplies Required:

1. Two Flip Charts
2. White Board
3. One Set of Old Sails (420 sails are preferable but not required)