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ESP District of Columbia, Prince George's and Montgomery County, MD


 

Pepco and the Exelon Foundation, in partnership with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project  Montgomery County Public Schools, Prince George's County Schools, District of Columbia public schools and the Office of the State Superintendent offer Energizing Student Potential (ESP), a STEM-focused energy program for grades 4 - 8. This program brings together standards-based curriculum for use by library media specialists and their classroom teachers in both the library and classroom setting.   
 
Energizing Student Potential is a collaborative educational initiative designed to empower students to explore opportunities in STEM fields and help them discover their own path to innovation through a variety of classroom subjects.
ESP is designed to help educators bring energy into the school and to provide all the tools and resources necessary for students and educators to learn together, explore energy together, and teach their local communities about energy. 


What is the Energizing Student Potential Program?

The Energizing Student Potential Program is “STEM project-based,” combining classroom
activities with a school energy audit by students, a student-run energy fair and an energy-focused STEM challenge.

  1. The school Librarian and/or Classroom Teacher or Librarian/Teacher team participates in a three-day series of trainings with one day in fall, one in December and one in February.  These workshops are designed and delivered by The NEED Project and breakfast, lunch, parking, and substitute reimbursement are provided.  Attendance and full participation is required for acceptance to the program. Please remember to secure release time when submitting your application. 

  2. Work with students, faculty, parents and community members to plan and implement an energy focused STEM project in your community.

  3. Incorporate the program’s energy-focused curriculum and related activities into your 5th-8th grade science and technology programs between October and May.

  4. Host an Energy Fair at your school for the local community.  This Energy Fair will include an Energy Carnival and hands-on energy lessons for your school community. Schools will be provided an Energy Fair Kit that will include all needed resources for the Energy Fair.  A cash grant will be provided for supplies.

  5. Work with NEED to plan for the educational energy audit experience for a select team of students. NEED’s Certified Energy Manager will work with a group of students to survey the school building and make recommendations for increasing energy conservation in the school. 

  6. Communicate with the ESP team about how things are going in your program. Respond to emails, take quick surveys about progress, and share your successes. 

  7. Share about your program via your school and community communication networks and social media. For example, PTA newsletter, community newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

  8. Pull photos, student work and other exciting elements together in a presentation and/or video about your programs and its results. Submit the presentation or video for review by June 1, 2019.

  9. Complete educator evaluations and submit to NEED no later than June 1, 2019.


What Resources Does the School Receive?

The ESP Program includes:  

  • 3 days of training 

  • Curriculum and hands-on kit(s) to teach about:

    • the science of energy and energy transformations

    • electricity generation

    • renewable energy

    • energy efficiency and conservation

  • An Energizing Student Potential Energy Fair Kit to host an Energy Fair and/or Carnival at your school and a cash grant for supplies

  • A free 1/2 day educational energy audit

ESP District of Columbia Public Schools 


Program Resources:
2018-2019 D.C. Teacher Program Guide 
2018-2019 Program Timeline
Energy Fair In A Box Information
What is an Energy Audit? (PPT)
Energy Fair Planning Tips (PPT)
Parents Letter 
Teacher Evaluation *When printing, please make sure to print on a full sheet of white paper, choose "actual size" in your print options.
Note: Teacher Evaluation is 2 pages

Student Evaluation  *When printing, please make sure to print on a full sheet of white paper, choose "actual size" in your print options.
Final Project Guidelines
ESP Energy Fair Press Release
Energy Fair Poster Template
Multimedia Release
Workshop Parking Reimbursement Form
 
Curriculum Resources:
Energy Games and Icebreakers
Elementary SOE
Intermediate SOE
Elementary Wind Teacher Guide
Intermediate Wind Teacher Guide
Elementary Solar Teacher Guide
Intermediate Solar Teacher Guide
School Energy Experts Teacher Guide
Managing Home Energy Use

 
Digital Presentations for the Classroom:
Science of Energy
Solar
Wind
Nuclear
Oil and Gas
Efficiency and Conservation

 

ESP Montgomery County Public Schools

 
     

Program Resources:
2018-2019 MCPS ESP Program Guide  
2018-2019 Program Timeline
What is an Energy Audit? (PPT)
Energy Fair in a Box Information
Energy Fair Planning Tips (PPT)
Parents Letter
Final Project Guidelines
Student Evaluation *When printing, please make sure to print on a full sheet of white paper, choose "actual size" in your print options.
Teacher Evaluation *When printing, please make sure to print on a full sheet of white paper, choose "actual size" in your print options.
Note: Teacher Evaluation is 2 pages.

ESP Energy Fair Press Release
Energy Fair Poster Template
Multimedia Release
Workshop Parking Reimbursement Form


Montgomery Co. Department of Environmental Protection Links and Information
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
https://mygreenmontgomery.org/explore/
https://madeclear.org/site/assets/files/2924/empowers_kit2.pdf
Larissa JohnsonResidential Energy Program Manager
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Larissa.Johnson@montgomerycountymd.gov


Curriculum Resources:
NEED Curriculum Guides - Science of Energy, Solar, Wind, Oil and Natural Gas, Nuclear, Energy Management AND MORE!
Maryland Electric Connections
Energy Information Administration, Maryland Data
Evaluation and Assessment
NGSS Correlation and Support
Science of Electricity
Elementary Hydropower Teacher Guide
Intermediate Hydropower Teacher Guide
Energy Games and Icebreakers
 
Digital Presentations for the Classroom:
Science of Energy
Solar
Wind
Nuclear
Oil and Gas
Efficiency and Conservation


   

ESP Prince George's County Public Schools



Program Resources:
2018-2019 PG ESP Program Guide
2018-2019 Program Timeline
What is an Energy Audit? (PPT)
Energy Fair in a Box Information
Energy Fair Planning Tips (PPT)
Parents Letter
Final Project Guidelines
Student Evaluation *When printing, please make sure to print on a full sheet of white paper, choose "actual size" in your print options.
Teacher Evaluation *When printing, please make sure to print on a full sheet of white paper, choose "actual size" in your print options.
Note: Teacher Evaluation is 2 pages.

ESP Energy Fair Press Release
Energy Fair Poster Template
Multimedia Release


Curriculum Resources:
NEED Curriculum Guides - Science of Energy, Solar, Wind, Oil and Natural Gas, Nuclear, Energy Management AND MORE!
Maryland Electric Connections
Energy Information Administration, Maryland Data
Evaluation and Assessment
NGSS Correlation and Support
Science of Electricity
Elementary Hydropower Teacher Guide
Intermediate Hydropower Teacher Guide
Energy Games and Icebreakers
 

Digital Presentations for the Classroom:
Science of Energy
Solar
Wind
Nuclear
Oil and Gas
Efficiency and Conservation