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2021 Massachusetts Virtual Energy Education Conference

Massachusetts teachers:
The National Energy Education Development Project has partnered with Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, and National Grid to provide a free virtual three-day conference for educators. We will provide a stipend for each day of attendance as well as free classroom materials to be delivered after the conference. Each attending teacher will receive a box of preworkshop materials to use during the conference for the hands-on materials. Teachers will receive PDP certificate as well as graduate credits for attending. Details below.

Who Should Attend?

• Educators interested in Energy!

• K-12 teachers

• Science and STEM Teachers

• AP Environmental Science Teachers

• CTE teachers

• Out of School Time Program Leaders

• Student Advocacy Organization Leaders

• Teachers needing ideas for virtual learning

What Do Participants Receive?

• Pre-Conference Box of Supplies for all the Conference Activities

• The chance to network with energy professionals to learn more about energy careers and the Massachusetts Energy Picture

• Massachusetts standards aligned curriculum

• NEED Science of Energy and Energy Efficiency & Conservation Kits

• Stipend

• PDP Certificate


• Graduate Credit

• A great opportunity to learn with fellow educators in an engaging and fun way

Spaces are limited, please apply to participate

no later than June 1, 2021 at the link below:

Agenda Highlights

Welcome and Quick Orientation to the Conference

August 1, 2021

4:30 p.m. Welcome and Virtual Conference Orientation

Learn more about Mass Save and its sponsors, the NEED Project and the plan for the conference. Meet your NEED facilitators this week and work in a break-out session to get to know fellow participants. The

conference sessions are designed to improve your energy knowledge as a consumer, to provide lessons and activities to return to the classroom with, and to allow you to explore ways to integrate more energy efficiency into your classroom programs (virtual or in-person).

5:30 p.m. Adjourn

August 2, 2021

8:50 a.m. Log In, Check Technology and Supplies

9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:15 a.m. Introduction to the Science of Energy

9:30 a.m. Science of Energy Break-Out Sessions

10:10 a.m. Science of Energy Round-Up!

Groups share key content items from Science of Energy explorations.

10:40 a.m. Quick Break

10:50 a.m. Light It Up Challenge and Lighting Comparison

11:15 a.m. Energy Career Spotlight

11:35 a.m. Exploring Energy Break-Out Sessions – Solar and Wind Energy and Climate Science

12:45 p.m. Wrap-Up and Afternoon Activity – Energy Expos

1:00 p.m. Q&A and Adjourn

August 3, 2021

8:50 a.m. Login, Supplies Check, Technology Check

9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:10 a.m. Massachusetts Electric Connections – Understanding the Energy Mix of Massachusetts

9:45 a.m. Sharing Your Expo Break-Outs

10:15 a.m. Exploring Energy Break-Out Sessions – Solar and Wind Energy and Science of Electricity

11:15 a.m. Quick Break

11:30 a.m. Understanding Energy Resources – Candy Collector

12:00 p.m. Energy Career Spotlight

12:30 p.m. Q&A and Independent Learning Assignment (Home Energy Audit using a Kilowatt Meter)

1:00 p.m. Adjourn

August 4, 2021

8:50 a.m. Login, Supplies Check, Technology Check

9:00 a.m. Welcome & Review Audit Data

9:10 a.m. Career Connections Break-out Sessions

9:30 a.m. Energy Efficiency and Conservation 101

9:45 a.m. The Energy House Challenge

11:15 a.m. Announce Winners – and Quick Break

11:30 a.m. Energy Career Spotlight

11:50 a.m. Energy Efficiency Lessons in Language Arts

12:30 p.m. Synthesizing the Conference Breakouts

12:15 p.m. What’s Next? Q&A, Post-Assessment, Evaluation and Selecting Kits

1:00 p.m. Thank You to our Sponsors and Adjourn

1:15 p.m. Graduate Credit Participants Remain for a 10-minute session to discuss project for credit.

Intended audience
Massachusetts K-12 teachers
Date and time
2021-08-02 to 2021-08-05
Registration deadline
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