July 28, 2020

ABYCThe new student workbooks will help teachers tackle distance learning and give students a better learning experience. Industry support needed to spread the word to local schools.
 
The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced the publication of a new student workbook to bolster the ABYC Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology textbook and curriculum package for high schools and technical colleges. The workbook will help teachers implement classroom and distance learning with a variety of homework exercises, hands-on job assignments, and links to video demonstrations.

“During ABYC’s Educator Training Conference last summer, educators asked us to develop a workbook to complement ABYC’s marine service curriculum,” said Dave Broadbent, ABYC education director. “We are so excited to bring the workbook to life and get it into the hands of students and teachers, especially with the dynamic nature of classes this coming school year.”

The 200+ pages of the student workbook are designed to be removed along the perforations and handed in for grading. A dedicated teacher’s edition is also available with answers and suggestions for demonstrations. 

“The workbook is coming at a perfect time as a resource for reviewing, discussing, and testing students on subjects taught,” said Eligio Marquez, transportation service technology program director at Palm Beach State College. “This resource will benefit my students for their continued learning process of what has been taught on a daily basis.”

ABYC has developed the Fundamentals program to help schools easily implement a standards-based marine service curriculum, with inland or coastal test options. Participating schools receive a textbook, instructor guides, PowerPoint presentations, online demonstration videos, and quiz samples. Earlier this year, ABYC announced the availability of a digital textbook for distance learning. 

“We have a great network of educators who are in need of a wide range of teaching resources and who are exchanging ideas on how to enhance their student’s learning experience, in and outside the classroom,” said Broadbent. “We hope others in the marine industry can help us by introducing our resources to their local high schools and tech colleges.”

Contact David Broadbent at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about the new workbook or ABYC’s marine service technology curriculum package.  Visit www.abycinc.org/workbook to order and/or request samples.

Boating Industry Canada News Week

 

Every Tuesday we publish a fresh Digest with informative articles pertaining to the Canadian boating and marine industry. Stay up to date with the latest products, research and industry developments.

Missed an Issue of Boating Industry Canada News Week? If you're looking for a specific issue, or simply want to catch up on previous issues, check out our Boating Industry Canada News Week Archives.

Not signed up for News Week? Subscribe here

 

 

 

 

 

Changing Scene

  • Prev
Canadian Yachting Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Jill Snider to the position of ...
Sea-Dog Line, Star brite® and Gold Eagle are winners of the 2020 National Marine ...
Maple Bay Marina is pleased to announce the opening of the new boat yard under new ...
The NMMA has announced that the prestigious Innovation Awards are transitioning to a ...
Boating Industry Canada News Week has just been informed that Groupe Beneteau has taken the ...
Quadrant Marine Institute is looking for a Community Relations Administrator to join ...
The Maritime Museum of BC is pleased to announce that it will re-open to the public on Friday, July ...
NMMA Canada has reported that with the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) that came ...
This year, two guides are in production and underway now - The Rideau Canal & Lower Ottawa ...
NMMA Canada has reported that with the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) that came ...

BOATING SAFELY AROUND KILLER WHALES

OrcaPhoto credit: Photo by Georgia Strait Alliance

During these difficult COVID-19 times, it isn’t just humans who need to practice physical distancing; Southern Resident killer whales need space too. Everyone boating on B.C.’s coastal waters has an important role to play to keep these endangered mammals safe.  Here are six easy things you can do to help protect them, and yourself while boating:
 
• Stay 400 metres – about two average container ships – away from killer whales in all southern B.C. coastal waters between Campbell River and just north of Ucluelet. 

Read More about the Boating Safely Around Killer Whales...........


 

1ST MATE IS READY TO ASSIST FOR BOATER OVERBOARD SCENARIOS

1st MateConnected system also provides theftdeterrence functionality. Mercury Marine has announced full compatibility of all Mercury SmartCraftcapable engines with the new 1st Mate Safety and Security System.

This technology comprises an intelligent hub, a set of wearable products and a mobiledevice app that integrate with a boat's propulsion systems to provide potentially lifesaving safety features and to help secure property. Its three main features are: 1) a boateroverboard monitoring and alert system, 2) distressmessaging capability, and 3) deterrence against theft of the boat and/or its engine(s).

 

Read more about 1st Mate............


 

People

  • Prev
North South Nautical Group Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Peel as a yacht ...
Description: This is a career opportunity to work in our Marketing department in either the ...
Brunswick Corporation has announced that Yami Hu, Boston Whaler Director of Strategic ...
Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater asset coatings, announced today it has hired Matt ...
Julian Potter has joined E-Plex, the leading brand of multiplexing technology for vehicle ...
The Canadian boating industry lost one of the great ones this past week. Cameron Wardlaw sadly ...
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas named Ed Lofgren of 3A Marine Service, ...