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Who Should Attend?
• Install school educators.
• 4th – 12th Grade Science Teachers
• CTE Teachers
• Math Teachers

How Can You Attend?
Please click on the link below to complete registration.
Please register 10 days prior to the event.

For The Attendees:
• Substitute reimbursement provided
• ISBE Teacher credit
• NEED Solar Kit
• Illinois state aligned curriculum.

Call or email Wendi Moss at 1-800-875-5029 or Wmoss@need.org.

About the Sponsor

Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation launched its K-12 Solar Schools Program in 2006, and its K-12 Wind Schools Pilot in 2011 to introduce the future of energy technology to today’s students. To date, the Foundation’s programs have awarded grants to over 400 schools across Illinois to support the installation of small-scale solar PV and wind systems. Although small, each system will become part of the school’s curriculum as well as generate free electricity. More information and monitoring can be found at www.IllinoisSolarSchools.org


8:30 a.m.            Registration and breakfast

Pick up NEED materials and conference supplies. Continental breakfast will be served. NEED curriculum kits are sponsored for each teacher attending the workshop, including Energy Infobooks at three grade levels, and much more!

8:45 a.m.            Welcome, Introductions, Solar Bingo

Review goals and objectives for the workshop, play Solar Bingo and meet your fellow attendees and other people present. Prizes awarded!

9:30 a.m.            Science of Energy

These hands-on forms of energy lessons help explain the forms of energy and energy transformations. Understanding the forms of energy guides students to deeper knowledge of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and how we use the energy harnessed from each.

11:00 a.m.          Electric Connections

Understanding the electricity generation mix across the United States.

11:15 a.m.          Introduction to Solar Energy

12:00 p.m.         Lunch

12:45 p.m.         IBEW / NECA presentation and tour (tentative)

1:45 p.m.            Solar Activities

Explore radiant energy transformations and the production of electricity from solar energy. The ICECF has sponsored NEED Solar education kits for all participating schools. These lessons and activities provide activities to engage students in learning about renewable energy. Use interdisciplinary lessons to integrate more solar in the classroom too!

2:45 p.m.            Using solar data in your classroom

3:00 p.m.            Wrap-up and paperwork

3:30 p.m.            Adjourn

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