REcharge Academy, week-long renewable energy training for teachers
This Academy will cover both wind and solar concepts. We will focus a little more heavily on wind energy, as a great deal of our sponsors, and Colorado energy producers, are in the wind energy industry. We will be partnering with the Colorado Wind for Schools program and the Powerhouse Energy Institute at CS. The institute is a nucleus of research, education, and outreach about energy for the faculty, sta , and students of Colorado State University. The Powerhouse is an incredible resource for research and knowledge exchange, and we are excited to share this unique environment by hosting guest lectures from local experts, going on a tours, and more!
This program will appeal to elementary, middle, and high school teachers, as well as Maker/Tinkerer/Fablab educators interested in exploring and learning more about renewable energy (wind and solar power), basic circuits (Circuit Blocks), and modelling (stop motion animation).
The cost for teachers to attend the 2017 REcharge Academy are broken down according to accomodation type:
• Single Room: $1600
• Shared double room: $1450
• Communter (you don't need a place to stay or meals): $1100
Tuition fees include the following:
• Lodging in dorms from Sunday July 16 - Saturday July 22
• Food from Sunday Dinner 16 to Saturday Breakfast July 22
• $200 in gear
• Tuition for the course
Scholarships are are available (see below). Tuition does not cover travel to and from the training location. Please check the event webpage for updates and more details on what else will be included with the tuition.
You may apply to attend a REcharge Academy once registration has opened. Please check the event page for these details.
We are currently able to offer a certificate verifying 40 hours of contact time. We are also working on options for teachers to get credit hours.
Scholarships will be posted on the event page as they are announced. We are constantly seeking funding opportunities in order to provide scholarships. Scholarship decisions are made on a rolling basis and we get new scholarships all the time. You may apply to receive a scholarship even if none are available at the time you apply. We cannot promise that we will be able to fund you, but we will try our best!
- Intended audience
- K-12 teachers, maker educators
- Date and time
- 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-21
- Web link
- Fort Collins
- State or Province