Free Teacher Workshops

The Energy Smart Students program offers six-hour workshops that cover all aspects of energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy from an inter-disciplinary perspective.

Jocelyn teaching at Solar One

You get:

    • the science and math of energy, along with all aspects of the curriculum, from social studies to language arts and beyond
    • curricular materials that make learning vital and related to everyday life
    • follow-up support for integrating the lessons into your classroom–as much as you need
    • workshops specially-designed for your needs upon request
    • six hours of professional development credit
    • an understanding of energy issues in our society to not only inform your teaching, but your life

…all of this at no cost to you or your school.  We even cover the cost of substitute teachers in most cases.

Contact Jocelyn to find out more about workshops, or to sign up.

Available Workshops

ABCs of Energy, Grades K-3
The ABCs are one of the building blocks of primary students. Why not teach the ABCs of energy at the same time? This hands-on workshop introduces basic energy content through fun and engaging activities that will lay the ground work for energy education at an early age. Students will apply classroom learning to their own life through a family-oriented take-home activity.

4Es of Energy, Grades 4-6
Do you know the 4 Es of energy??? This interactive workshop promotes an understanding of energy’s relationship with the environment, our economy, efficiency AND the all-important “E” – education. You will use hands-on activities to explore energy forms and sources, global climate change and actions we can take to address the energy challenges we face.

Energy Trilogy, Grades 7-12
Energy – we all depend upon it every day, but what are the consequences for the global community’s growing demand for it?? This interactive workshop will highlight the Energy Trilogy – how economics, efficiency and the environment relate to the energy challenges before us. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to introduce your students to the impacts of their energy use and explore actions we can take to make a difference.

Focus on Solar, Grades 5-8
Renewable energy is the path to our energy future.  This workshop introduces you to the science of solar energy, including the photovoltaic effect, how solar cells work, building and  measuring power in basic circuits, and how to use online real-time data from solar schools across New York state.
Focus on Solar, Grades 9-12
This workshop offers more in-depth lessons on solar power.  We’ll cover the basics of circuits along with all the factors that influence the efficiency of the photovoltaic system.  Learn how to access and use online real-time data from solar schools across New York state.  This workshop is geared toward tech teachers with some applications in trigonometry and physics classes.  Cool hands-on projects covered here include creating a solar-powered charger for cell phones and mp3 players, making a toy run on solar power, and building a model solar house to study buildings systems.  Help your students prepare for the green economy of the future!

Contact Jocelyn about setting up a workshop at your school or facility.

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