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KEEP - Energy Education in the Classroom

Please note -- The class meets at the following times

Friday, February 10, 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, February 11, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 12, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Energize your classroom! Through hands-on activities and class discussions learn how you can enhance students' understanding of what energy is, where it comes from, and how it affects their lives. You will also receive a copy of the KEEP Activity Guide, a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide, and be introduced to additional energy-related educational materials. This course is designed for teachers who want to experience it today and teach it tomorrow. Applicable to teachers of Science/Mathematics, Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology Education, Family Living and Consumer Education (FCE), or to anyone who wants to promote energy as part of their environmental education curriculum.

Goals: As a result of participating in NRES 730, participants will:

To appreciate the need for energy education;

Review fundamental energy concepts;

Increase awareness of energy resource issues in Wisconsin, the nation, and the world;

Gain knowledge about and hands-on experiences in energy education

Become familiar with energy education support materials;

Develop strategies for using KEEP’s Education Guide and other resources to integrate energy concepts into curriculum; and

Become active members in a statewide network of energy educators.

Cost: Focus on Energy and select Wisconsin utilities provide scholarships, and participants pay a co-pay. The course includes one graduate credit from UWSP (and all materials) to participants who are practicing K-12 teachers from Wisconsin schools in their territories.

Expectations: Participants are responsible for paying the co-pay, attending the course, peer teaching from the KEEP Activity Guide during the course, and completing a class assignment to be turned in by an arranged date after the course. The assignment is designed to have teachers create a product that will support their efforts to integrate energy concepts into their classroom lessons.

Intended audience
teachers, Gr. K-12
Date and time
2012-02-10 04:30 PM to 2012-02-12 12:00 PM
Web link
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