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This workshop is for Massachusetts Educators and After School Program Leaders only.

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• NEED Science of Energy Kit
• Choice of a NEED Energy Management Kit
• $100 Stipend
• 10 PDP credits available
• Massachusetts aligned curriculum.

• K-12th Grade Teachers
• CTE Teachers
• Afterschool program leaders

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.
8:50 a.m. Login, Technology Check, and 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 provided to participating teachers.

9:45 a.m. Science of Energy Break-Out Sessions

10:30 a.m. Quick Break

10:40 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 used.

11:00 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.

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:00 p.m. Energy House, Air infiltration and Energy Audit Tools
Learn about efficiency, conservation, and economic returns by using various materials to insulate a cardboard house and then test its efficiency, air infiltration in doors and windows and an introduction to the tools provided in the NEED Efficiency and Conservation kits to explore energy use at home and at school.

1:30 p.m. Test Your Energy House

1:50 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. Energy Career Explorations
Take a look at our Energy Career Excursion sampler and ways to incorporate into the classroom. Play a round of Energy Career in the Round.

2:20 p.m. Teaching Energy Today
Hints, Tips and Tools for teaching energy in today’s classroom (virtually or together).

2:40 p.m. Q&A, Post Assessment and Evaluations
Evaluations and post assessment!

3:00 p.m. Adjourn

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