Training Calendar

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming trainings. For information about a specific workshop, email us.

Springdale, AR Educator's Workshop
5/17/17 • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Register Here 

Bloomsburg, PA Educators' Workshop
3/20/17 • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Clark County, WA Middle School Teachers Workshop
3/18/17 • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, ESD 112
Register Here

Zenger Farm Educators' Workshop
3/13/17 • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Detroit Educators' Workshop
2/25/17 • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Coeur d'Alene, ID Renewable School Teacher Workshop
2/22-23/17 • 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Register for KidWind's FREE Energy Teacher Training and Student Wind Engineering Challenges!
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KidWind Workshop in Ellensburg, WA > Register
1/07/17 • 9 am - 3 pm, Central Washington University

KidWind Workshop in Boardman, OR > Register
1/07/17 • 9 am - 3 pm, Boardman High School

Teacher Workshop in Medford, OR > Register
1/21/17 • 9 am - 3 pm, Southern Oregon ESD

KidWind Workshop in Seattle, WA > Register
1/28/17 • 9 am - 3 pm, Aviation High School

Solar 4R Schools NSTA Session: Hands-on Tools for Teaching the Science of Solar Energy
11/11/16—NSTA 2016 Area Conference on Science Education in Portland, OR

Join Solar 4R Schools at the NSTA 2016 Area Conference on Science Education in Portland on Friday, 11/11/16 11:00am to Noon. One of our past Renewable Energy Educator Lab teachers, Beverly Satterwhite from Illahee Elementary School in Camas, Washington, will talk about her experience developing hands-on photovoltaics curriculum for her students. Her project focused on the inclusion of photovoltaic arrays in house design, taking into account the mathematics involved with determining correct angles for optimal current and voltage. This NSTA session is open to all grade levels!

As part of this experience, you will gain insight into how to incorporate different engineering challenges focused on this content into your classroom, including overcoming curriculum design challenges. Lastly, you will walk away with FREE classroom materials aligned with the presentation and ready to explore for usage in your classroom.

To find our session: go to this link (http://www.nsta.org/conferences/schedule2.aspx?id=2016por), scroll down to "Solar 4R Schools" in the "Browse by Event Sponsor" to filter it for "Hands-on Tools for Teaching the Science of Solar Energy." Make sure to register beforehand to add it to your schedule and receive updates.

Teacher Workshop in Pittsburgh, PA
9/20/16 • 8:30am-3:30pm
Free hands-on inquiry-based solar engineering training program for teachers in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Sponsored by the Alcoa Foundation. Register Here >>

Teacher Workshop in Lancaster, PA
9/22/16 • 8:30am-3:30pm
Free hands-on inquiry-based solar engineering training program for teachers in the Lancaster, PA area. Sponsored by the Alcoa Foundation. Register Here >>

Teacher Workshop in Vancouver, WA
10/8/16 • 8:30am-3:30pm
Free hands-on inquiry-based solar engineering training program for teachers in Clark County area. Funded by utility customers through a portion of voluntary Green Lights contributions by Clark Public Utilities Green Lights customers. Register Here >> 

Teacher Workshop in Newport, OR
10/14/16 • 8:30am-3:30pm
Free hands-on inquiry-based solar engineering training program for teachers on the Oregon Coast. Sponsored by Lincoln County School District in partnership with Oregon Coast STEM Hub. Register Here >>

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Teaching the Science of Solar Energy is a FREE full-day professional development workshop presented by Solar 4R Schools™. This inquiry-based, hands-on science and engineering training program offers a review of the science, technology, and classroom applications of solar energy. 

Hands-on workshop activities provide a chance to run through some of the experiments with other teachers in preparation for adaptation in your classroom. Each participating teacher will receive a free classroom science kits with materials to build solar circuits and other solar machines, classroom lessons aligned with NGSS and CCSS, and an opportunity to network with area teachers. Students and educators located throughout the region can access real-time energy data to graph and analyze the performance of solar projects at Solar4RSchools.org.

For more information about this type of workshop, view  Teaching the Science of Solar Energy at Stanislaus County, a video created by the Stanislaus County Office of Education highlighting our workshop held on February 4, 2015.

 

 

Interested in supporting renewable energy teacher workshops in your area? Contact us.