New Sustainable Energy Teaching Project for MA teachers

Submitted by Greenfield Community College

2008-02-22 15:37:15

Greenfield Community College invites Massachusetts teachers to apply for:
Teaching for the Future: Renewable Energy & Climate Change, Upper Pioneer Valley Sustainable Energy Teaching Project.
You are invited to participate in an exciting new renewable energy professional development and curriculum project.
Highlights of the Project:
Teachers study global climate change and solutions including sustainable building and transportation and renewable energy during an April 3rd afternoon introductory session and a four day summer institute June 17-20.
A fall follow up session will occur in October.
Experts in the field of renewable energy and climate change will provide content information and curriculum instructors will provide guidance on incorporating renewable content into classroom lessons.
Teachers receive stipends and supply money for participation.
At least two teachers from each of 15 different high schools and Technical Schools from the Upper Pioneer Valley will be invited to participate through an application process. Themes for the Summer Content Institute include: Global Climate Change Solutions: Alternative Energy, Sustainable Transportation; Green Buildings and Solar Energy: Active and Passive; Photovoltaics: Solar Electricity; and Wind Technology
Teachers from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. All interested teachers will be invited to fill out an application complete with a narrative statement on how they plan to infuse renewable energy and climate change topics into their classroom instruction. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2008.
Teachers choose one or more topics to incorporate into their current class curriculum and create a curriculum unit. The unit will be shared among all participants at a call-back session in the Fall of 2008.
If you would like an application or more information, contact Marie Silver, K12Project Manager at 413-545-0734 or see email above.
Funded by Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.

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