Free: Renewable Energy for Grades 3-8

Submitted by Jeff Williams
2005-04-07 17:55:36

Clean Energy for a Sustainable Environment
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
PHYS 560-G03/G13/G04/G14 Clean Energy for a Sustainable Environment, for Teachers Grades 3-8.
Two Locations:
Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater MA: May 4, 5, & 7, 2005
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams MA: May 12, 13 & 14, 2005
Course Meeting Time at both Locations:
2 weekdays 4:00 pm ? 7:00 pm and 1 Saturday 8:00 am ? 5:00 pm
Course can be taken FREE for 22.5 PDPs or $80 for 1 graduate credit.
There is a $100 stipend for teachers to use towards the purchase of classroom materials.
Instructors: Dr. Jeff Williams & Dr. Rob Hellström, Bridgewater State College

Teachers in grades 3 - 8 are invited to attend this short course on renewable energy. Participants will receive content and practical hands-on instruction on solar and wind energy during two 3-hour after school sessions and one Saturday session. Saturdays will include a half-day field investigation followed in the afternoon by analysis and presentation of observations to conclude each workshop. Teachers will be able to adopt the workshop?s methods and content by working directly with classroom materials and curricula during the workshop. The supplies purchased with this grant will return with the teachers to aid in adoption of the curricula. Teachers will also adapt the workshop?s investigations by creating their own activities for their classrooms and will be awarded a $100 stipend to purchase supplies for the new classroom activities. Upon completion of this workshop, teachers will have a diverse repertoire of strategies, methods, and lessons with which to address learning standards from the frameworks.
To sign up for this course contact Janet Larkin at or call 508-531-6011.
BSC can accommodate 30 teachers
MCLA can accommodate 20 teachers
This course is supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

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