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.

Offerings for School Year 2022-2023

  • Teacher Training Workshops on a variety of energy topics – including the Science of Energy, Forms and Transformations, Energy Sources, Electricity, Transportation, Climate Science and Energy Efficiency.
  • Teacher selected kits and classroom curriculum valued at $1,000.
  • Opportunity for a mini-grant of up to $400 available via application to support additional ESP supplies or resources for the classroom.
  • An optional ESP Energy Fair kit for students to create an Energy Fair to share their knowledge with each other and the local community.
  • Resources 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.
  • Opportunity for Student Energy Team Trainings for small group of students (clubs) with NEED’s Certified Energy Manager and other staff on managing energy use in the school (and in the home) Topics can include general energy, energy efficiency, engineering, and more.
  • Opportunities to request Exelon volunteers to chat with students to learn more about energy careers.
  • Exelon-wide Energy Innovation Challenge for students to “opt in” for participation within a class or individually

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ESP District of Columbia Public Schools

Program Resources:
ESP Site Login
ESP Program Welcome & Details PowerPoint
2022-2023 Exelon Innovation Challenge Sign Up (Coming Soon)
Apply for the ESP Mini-Grant (optional)
Energy Fair Box Sign Up (optional – deadline to sign up 3/1/23)
Energy Fair Box – What’s Inside? and Copies Included
Energy Fair Poster Template
Energy Fair Planning Tips (PPT) – NOTE: The Energy Fair may be virtually adapted!
Educational Energy Audit Sign Up
What is an Energy Audit? (PowerPoint) & Virtual Energy Audit Option (PDF)
Teacher Evaluation (Coming Spring 2023)
Student Evaluation (Coming Spring 2023)
Parents Letter
Final Project Guidelines – Create a few slides, PDF, or short video with a link of your students engaged in the ESP Program and email to info@need.org
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
Energy Information Administration, Washington, D.C. Data

Digital Presentations for the Classroom

ESP Montgomery County Public Schools

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Program Resources:
ESP Site
Login
ESP Program Welcome & Details PowerPoint
Multimedia Release
2022-2023 Exelon Innovation Challenge Sign Up (Coming Soon)
Apply for the ESP Mini-Grant (optional)
Energy Fair Box Sign Up (optional – deadline to sign up is 3/1/23)
Energy Fair Box – What’s Inside? and Copies Included
Energy Fair Poster Template
Energy Fair Planning Tips (PPT) – NOTE: The Energy Fair may be virtually adapted!
Educational Energy Audit Sign Up
What is an Energy Audit? (PowerPoint) & Virtual Energy Audit Option (PDF)
Teacher Evaluation (Coming Spring 2023)
Student Evaluation (Coming Spring 2023)
Parents Letter
Final Project Guidelines – Create a few slides, short video with link, or PDF of your students engaged in the ESP Program and email to info@need.org
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

Digital Presentations for the Classroom

ESP Prince George’s County Public Schools

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Program Resources:
ESP Site Login
ESP Program Welcome & Details PowerPoint
Multimedia Release
2022-2023 Exelon Innovation Challenge Sign Up (optional – deadline to sign up 5/1/22)
Apply for the ESP Mini-Grant (optional)
Energy Fair Box Sign Up (optional – deadline to sign up 3/1/23)
Energy Fair Box – What’s Inside? and Copies Included
Energy Fair Poster Template
Energy Fair Planning Tips (PPT) – NOTE: The Energy Fair may be virtually adapted!
Educational Energy Audit Sign Up 
What is an Energy Audit? (PowerPoint) & Virtual Energy Audit Option (PDF)
Teacher Evaluation (Coming Spring 2023)
Student Evaluation (Coming Spring 2023)
Parents Letter
Final Project Guidelines – Create a few slides, a PDF, or short video with link of students engaged in the ESP Program and email to info@need.org
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

Digital Presentations for the Classroom

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