Learning to build a boat with your Sea Scouts is now within reach of any Sea Scout leader thanks to our newest partner, Building to Teach. Building to Teach is a program of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation that aims to enable students to learn math through hands-on projects: opening the door to higher education and better jobs.
Building to Teach has developed a hands on training for Sea Scout Ships that teaches math and fosters teamwork through projects. The three module training seminar, which includes building a skiff, has been piloted in the Northeast and Western Regions. For more information, visit the Building to Teach website.
One Build to Teach Instructor said it was “a fun way to learn math while building a large row boat, small model sail boat and a guitar, which goes hand –in –hand with the new push for Science -Technology-Engineering and Math(STEM).”
Sea Scout Building to Teach Seminar
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|Module 1||Getting Started|
|Unit 1||Elements of Instruction|
|Unit 2||Math Fundamentals|
|Unit 3||Math Checklist|
|Unit 4||21st Century Skills Background|
|Unit 5||Hands-On Math Resources|
|Unit 6||Math Skills and Standards|
|Unit 7||Student Assessment|
|Module 2||Boat Building Project|
|Unit 1||Bella Skiff|
|Unit 2||Bevin’s Skiff|
|Module 3||Additional Teaching Resources|
|Unit 1||Small Boat Reference Pages (History)|
|Unit 2||Small Boat Reference Pages (Literature)|
|Unit 3||How to Run a Group Boat Building Activity|
Photos courtesy of Noel Guzman.