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  • Substitute reimbursement
  • PA standards-based curriculum
  • Your choice of a hands-on NEED kit
  • The opportunity to apply to participate in additional PECO Energizing Education Program activities


Level 1 Workshop – Virtual

For teachers new to teaching energy, NEED, or PEEP program offerings

8:45 a.m.   Log-in and Register

Take a quick pre-workshop assessment and meet fellow attendees. Workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.   Welcome and Introduction to the PEEP 2.0 Program

9:15 a.m.   Forms of Energy and Energy Transformations

Explore the forms of energy and energy transformations while experimenting with the Science of Energy kit. Highlight ways to incorporate these activities in virtual and in-person classrooms.

10:30 a.m.   Sources of Energy and the PA Energy and Electricity Picture

Learn about the nation’s energy resources as they are used to generate electricity and compare them to energy consumption in the Commonwealth. Activities include Candy Collector, Forms to Sources of Energy, and  Electric Connections.

11:15 a.m.   Nonrenewable Energy Activities

Get a quick glimpse into natural gas and nuclear activities for the classroom, and an overview of kit offerings.

12:00 p.m.  Lunch & Speaker  – Energy Careers and The Future Workforce!

12:45 p.m.  Energy Careers Round-Up

Take a quick look at some great energy careers resources from NEED and beyond

 1:00 p.m.  Renewable Energy Activities

Take a look and explore hands-on solar, hydropower, and wind activities and kit offerings.

2:30 p.m.  Climate & The Exelon Challenge

Engage in a quick climate science introductory activity and learn about this year’s Exelon Challenge for students in the PEEP program.

2:50 p.m.  Wrap-Up, Act 48 Credit, Evaluation and Kit Request

3:00 p.m.  Adjourn

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