Project Description

 

 

Applications currently open for the 2020-2021 school year!
Apply here today!

 

What Is The Energizing Student Potential Program?

The Energizing Student Potential Program is “STEM project-based,” combining classroom activities with a school energy audit by students, a student-run energy fair and an energy-focused STEM challenge.

Pepco and the Exelon Foundation, in partnership with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, Montgomery County Public Schools, Prince George’s County Public Schools, District of Columbia Public Schools and the Office of the State Superintendent offer Energizing Student Potential (ESP), a STEM-focused energy program for grades 3 – 8. This program brings together standards-based curriculum for use by educators and media specialists in the library, classroom, and afterschool setting.

Energizing Student Potential is a collaborative educational initiative designed to empower students to explore opportunities in STEM fields and help them discover their own path to innovation through a variety of classroom subjects. ESP is designed to help educators bring energy into the school and to provide all the tools and resources necessary for students and educators to learn together, explore energy together, and teach their local communities about energy.

 

Adaptations and Offerings for School Year 2020-2021

  1. Virtual workshop trainings.  Supplies sent ahead of time to participants and include sessions on teaching/using ESP virtually.
  2. Mini-grants of up to $400 available via application to support additional ESP supplies or resources for the classroom.
  3. Resources list for direct to student content – YouTube and Instagram Live sessions that connect to an ESP content area – electricity, solar, wind efficiency, nuclear, as well as links to energy videos, virtual tours and more!
  4. Student Energy Team Trainings for small group of students (clubs) with a NEED Certified Energy Manager and other staff on managing energy use in the home (and in the school when able to return). Topics can include general energy, energy efficiency and conservation, engineering, and more.
  5. ESP Student Saturdays for ESP students. Teachers may share information and families may sign students up to participate. The family registers the students, students receives hands-on supplies and join the program for 60 minutes each Saturday for 3 weeks.
  6. Host a Virtual Energy Fair with NEED providing a virtual ESP Energy Fair lesson plan and Zoom support for students.
  7. Selection of Virtual Student Programs for teachers to select to “visit” the classroom and share a variety of lessons with students.
  8. Opportunities to request Exelon volunteers to chat with students during classroom periods to learn more about energy careers.
  9. Exelon-wide Energy Innovation Challenge for students to “opt-in” for participation within a class or individually. ESP will host 4 training and enrichment sessions for students with a final project submission and showcase (virtually).
  10. Optional small ESP kits that schools could request for students (up to a certain amount with budget limits).

 

 

 

ESP District of Columbia Public Schools

PDF applications for NEW and RETURNING schools in DCPS.

Program Resources:
2020-2021 D.C. Teacher Program Guide (coming soon)
2020-2021 Program Timeline (coming soon)
Energy Fair Planning Tips (PPT) – NOTE: will be virtually adapted
What is an Energy Audit? (PPT) – NOTE: will be virtually adapted
Teacher Evaluation – (available spring 2021)
Student Evaluation (available spring 2021)
Parents Letter
Final Project Guidelines (coming soon)
Virtual Energy Fair Poster Template (coming soon)
Multimedia Release
ESP DC SmugMug Photo Gallery

Curriculum Resources:

NEED Curriculum Guides – Science of Energy, Solar, Wind, Oil and Natural Gas, Nuclear, Energy Management, and MORE!
DC Electric Connections

Digital Presentations for the Classroom:
Science of Energy
Solar
Wind
Nuclear
Oil & Gas
Efficiency & Conservation

 

 

ESP Montgomery County Public Schools

      

PDF applications for NEW and RETURNING schools in MCPS.

Program Resources:
2020-2021 MCPS ESP Program Guide (coming soon)
2020-2021 Program Timeline (coming soon)
Multimedia Release
What is an Energy Audit? (PPT)  – NOTE: will be virtually adapted
Energy Fair Planning Tips (PPT) – NOTE: will be virtually adapted
Virtual Energy Fair Poster Template (coming soon)
Teacher Evaluation – (available spring 2021)
Student Evaluation (available spring 2021)
Parents Letter
Final Project Guidelines (coming soon)
ESP MCPS SmugMug Photo Gallery

Montgomery Co. Department of Environmental Protection Links and Information
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
https://mygreenmontgomery.org/
https://madeclear.org/site/assets/Files/2924/empowers_kit2.pdf
Larissa Johnson, Residential Energy Program Manager
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Larissa.Johnson@montgomerycountymd.gov

Curriculum Resources:
NEED Curriculum Guides – Science of Energy, Solar, Wind, Oil and Natural Gas, Nuclear, Energy Management, and MORE!
Maryland Electric Connections
Energy Information Administration, Maryland Data
Evaluation and Assessment
NGSS Correlation and Support
Science of Electricity
Elementary Hydropower Teacher Guide
Intermediate Hydropower Teacher Guide
Energy Games and Icebreakers

Digital Presentations for the Classroom:
Science of Energy
Solar
Wind
Nuclear
Oil & Gas
Efficiency & Conservation

 

ESP Prince George’s County Public Schools

PDF applications for NEW and RETURNING schools in PGCPS.

Program Resources:
2020-2021 PGCPS ESP Program Guide (coming soon)
2020-2021 Program Timeline (coming soon)
Multimedia Release
What is an Energy Audit? (PPT)  – NOTE: will be virtually adapted
Energy Fair Planning Tips (PPT) – NOTE: will be virtually adapted
Virtual Energy Fair Poster Template (coming soon)
Teacher Evaluation – (available spring 2021)
Student Evaluation (available spring 2021)
Parents Letter
Final Project Guidelines (coming soon)
ESP PGCPS SmugMug Photo Gallery

Curriculum Resources:
NEED Curriculum Guides – Science of Energy, Solar, Wind, Oil and Natural Gas, Nuclear, Energy Management, and MORE!
Maryland Electric Connections
Energy Information Administration, Maryland Data
Evaluation and Assessment
NGSS Correlation and Support
Science of Electricity
Elementary Hydropower Teacher Guide
Intermediate Hydropower Teacher Guide
Energy Games and Icebreakers

Digital Presentations for the Classroom:
Science of Energy
Solar
Wind
Nuclear
Oil & Gas
Efficiency & Conservation

 

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