Professional Development


PUFFERFISH Professional Development Workshop
October 28 & 29, 2021
East Tennessee State University at Valleybrook Campus
122 Pickens Rd.
Kingsport, TN 37663


January 27 & 28, 2022
Albany Technical College
1704 S. Slappey Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701


This workshop will focus on the introductory SCOUT competition level. Workshop participants will assemble the SeaMATE Store PufferFish kit of parts and a frame for an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
This workshop is designed for instructors and mentors who are engaged in STEM cocurricular and extracurricular initiatives in both schools and communities. Content lessons and guidelines are utilized during the workshop. The PufferFish kit and guide are aligned to Common Core Standards for ELA and Math, NGSS, ITEEA, ISTE, and P21’s Frameworks for 21st Century Learning.
For more information on how to form a team or attend an educator workshop, contact Dennis Courtney at or call 423.579.4083.
Fee for each workshop is $350 per educator. 
For the East Tennessee State University workshop - register here!
For the Albany Technical College workshop - register here!