WORKSHOP FOR MASSACHUSETTS EDUCATORS ONLY
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- K-12th Grade Teachers
- CTE Teachers
WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION?
- NEED Science of Energy Kit
- Choice of a NEED Energy Management Kit
- Substitute reimbursement provided
- PDP credits
- Massachusetts aligned curriculum
Pre-Workshop Independent Work: Home Energy Audit
Using the Kilowatt meter provided teachers will audit 5 appliances in their home and populate data on a shareable google document. Data populated into google documents.
8:50 a.m. Login, Technology Check, Pre-Assessment
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Meet your fellow participants and the sponsors of today’s workshop. Review goals and objectives for the workshop and begin planning ways to use the NEED materials and training in your school. Review Zoom details and meet fellow participants in Break-Out Sessions. Check out pre-workshop project – Home Energy Audit Data.
9:30 a.m. The Science of Energy
Learn more about the forms of energy while experimenting with the NEED Project’s Science of Energy kit. Kits will be made available to participating teachers.
9:45 a.m. Science of Energy Break-Out Sessions
10:30 a.m. Quick Break
10:40 a.m. Light a Bulb – Electricity and Circuits
11:00 a.m. Massachusetts Electric and Energy Connections
After learning about the forms of energy, discover how the different energy sources contribute to the generation of electricity in Massachusetts. Check out the Massachusetts numbers for all energy use too.
11:30 a.m. Energy I Use Today
This activity aims to help students how our behaviors can affect our energy consumption (energy conservation).
11:40 a.m. Introduction to Energy Efficiency and Conservation
How do you use energy in your daily life at school? Learn how energy is consumed and easy steps you and your students can take to reduce energy use at home and at school. Introduce Energy House Challenge
12:00 p.m. Lunch & Energy House Challenge Work
12:30 p.m. Energy House Challenge Work Continues
1:20 p.m. Energy House Challenge – Testing!
1:40 p.m. Teaching Energy Today
Hints, Tips and Tools for teaching energy in today’s classroom (virtually or together).
2:00 p.m. Energy Audit Tools
Introduction to the tools provided in the NEED Energy Management Kits to explore energy use at home and at school.
2:30 p.m. Q & A, Post-Assessment, Evaluation and Kit Orders
Evaluation, Post-Knowledge Assessment, and Ordering Kits
3:00 p.m. Adjourn