Teacher Training

Teacher training in Hawaii
Trainings can be set up by request, for individual schools, for school districts, or other groups defined by shared interest or geography.

For more info
Contact: SeaGrant-Ed@mit.edu.

Workshops are generally two days long. During the two days, teachers are taught to build the basic Sea Perch ROV. Teachers not only learn specific skills, such as drilling and soldering, but they also learn the best methods for teaching these skills to their students. The workshops give teachers the support and resources to build Sea Perches, teach the supporting curriculum, obtain materials, and ideas for resources and funding.

Sea Perch-trained teachers and informal educators then return to their classrooms/organizations and guide their students and the public in building their own Sea Perches and deploying them on research missions in nearby bodies of water. The hands-on Sea Perch experience is a gateway to further study and careers in robotics, engineering, marine sciences and more.

Selected Previous Trainings

Cyprus Institute October 2008
Old Dominion University, VA August 2008
Scituate School District, MA August 2008
COSEE SE at UNC Wilmington, NC June 2008
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution , Ft. Pierce, FL May 2008
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center - Gloucester, MA February 2007
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA January 2007
Fort Johnson - Charleston, SC June 2006
Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA March 2006
New England Aquarium, Boston, MA February 2006
Hawaii Sea Grant - Honolulu, Hawaii February 2006
National Student Leadership Conference - Univ. of Maryland, College Park June 2005
Carderock Navy Warfare Center, Philadelphia, PA May 2005
Maryland Sea Grant March 2005
Museum of Science, Boston, MA September 2004
Chantilly High School, VA August 2004
MIT Sea Grant March 2004,
July 2003,
June 2003,
Jan 2003
Carderock Navy Warfare Center, MD October 2003