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This workshop is for Rhode Island Educators and Afterschool Program Leaders only.

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Who should attend?

  • K-12 Teachers (science, technology, social studies, math and more)
  • Afterschool program leaders working with students in energy, environment, STEM programming and pre-service

Support from National Grid provides:

  • Free workshop registration
  • Substitute reimbursement/Stipend
  • Energy Curriculum and hands-on kits
  • Rhode Island standards aligned curriculum
  • Helpful information about Rhode Island’s Energy Efficiency resources


8:45 a.m.             Log In and Pre-Assessment

9:00 a.m.             Welcome
Meet your fellow participants. 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.

9:15 a.m.              Science of Energy
Learn more about the forms of energy while experimenting with the NEED Project’s Science of Energy kit.

9:30 a.m.             Science of Energy Breakout Sessions

10:30 a.m.           Quick Break

10:40 a.m.           Rhode Island Energy Picture & Rhode Island Electric Connections

11:00 a.m.            Renewable Energy 101

11:15 a.m.             Wellness and Lunch Break

12:00 p.m.           Renewable Round Robin
A little of sun, wind and water!

1:00 p.m.               Energy Efficiency Basics

1:20 p.m.               Monitoring and Measuring Energy Use at Home and at School
Explore energy use at home and at school. Learn the science behind energy efficiency and simple ways to reduce energy use and energy cost at home and at school.

1:50 p.m.            Climate, Energy & Rhode Island
Take a closer look at climate science explorations and discuss how climate impacts Rhode Islanders. Take a closer look at a NEW curriculum developed for Rhode Island classrooms by EERMC to explore energy, climate, health impacts, and energy justice.

2:40 p.m.         Exploring NEED Website and Distance Learning Tips for Teachers

2:50 p.m.         Q&A, Wrap Up and Survey Links.

3:00 p.m.         Adjourn

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