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Summer Training

About the Conference

The 2019 Energy Conference for Educators brings together educators that are passionate about bringing energy education to their classrooms. In five interactive days in Galveston, the conference provides teachers with the most up-to-date information on all aspects of energy including the science of energy, sources of energy, transportation, electricity, efficiency and environmental and economic impacts.

Participants receive the training and materials to implement innovative hands-on energy units in their classrooms, multi-disciplinary teams, and after-school programs. NEED leaders at the conference help participants develop specialized units that meet state standards and can be utilized with students of all learning styles. 


CONFERENCE DETAILS
 

The cost of the conference is $1,500 and includes double occupancy lodging, most meals, local transportation to and from the airport in the conference city and curriculum materials. The conference is not for the faint of heart - but has been noted as being the most fun a teacher could have while learning.

Attending teachers receive credit towards a NEED Kit and access to all NEED Curriculum Guides, and supplemental resources. This conference is often attended by energy industry education and outreach staff who manage or implement energy education programs.

NEED lessons integrate energy curriculum into classrooms at any grade level and with students of all learning styles while focusing on the successful achievement of state and national education goals by using correlations of NEED materials to the Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core standards and state science standards. Limited scholarships are available. Please indicate if you need a scholarship when you apply to attend. Teachers are encouraged to seek local funding and sponsorship to attend. 
 

CONFERENCE TOPICS
 
RENEWABLE AND NONRENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES, AND THEIR DEVELOPMENT, USE, AND IMPACT ON ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENT
DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF TRANSPORTATION FUELS AND THE CONNECTION OF ALL FUELS TO THE ECONOMY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
EFFICIENT USE OF ENERGY AND THE USE OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONSERVATION AND REDUCTION OF WASTE
THE SCIENCE OF ENERGY, FORMS OF ENERGY, AND ENERGY TRANSFORMATIONS
GENERATION AND TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRICITY


SPONSOR A TEACHER

WANT TO SPONSOR A TEACHER?
The energy industry requires many qualified employees to meet the demands of a growing industry. Supporting the involvement of teachers and students in energy education is an investment in the future of energy. For partners in the energy industry, many sponsorship opportunities are available – sponsoring registration fees, providing speakers, and contributing to the curriculum materials the teachers use in their classrooms. There are many ways to make a tax deductible investment in energy education. Contact NEED to discuss sponsoring a teacher or a conference session. Rebecca Lamb at rlamb@need.org.
Download the sponsorship form here.


Hotel Information

Hotel Galvez & Spa
2024 Seawall Blvd,
Galveston, TX 77550 

For more than 100 years, Hotel Galvez & Spa has been pleasing guests from around the world with elegant décor, luxurious service, scenic Gulf Coast event space, and a majestic location across from the water. For more information , visit www.hotelgalvez.com

ABOUT GALVESTON
Galveston captivates visitors that come to call with her natural beauty, eccentric charm and traditional Texas-style Hospitality -- because Galveston is genteel, gracious and captivating. Galveston is the beautifully preserved hidden treasure of the Lone Star State. Come unlock the history, romance and beauty that lies within. Explore every nook and cranny because you are her guest and Galveston loves sharing her treasures with you.
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ABOUT NEED

 
The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project is a nonprofit education association with over 38 years of experience in energy education and curriculum development. NEED’s materials and programs are an integral part of the energy education process in 65,000 classrooms nationwide.

NEED works with the education community and the energy industry to design and distribute comprehensive, objective, hands-on, inquiry-based educational materials. NEED conducts student and teacher training programs, provides evaluation tools, and recognizes outstanding student and teacher achievement for grades K-12. NEED materials are designed to meet the diverse needs and learning styles of students. They are teacher-tested to ensure success in the classroom and are correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards, and state science standards.

The mission of the NEED is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating networks of students, educators, and businesses, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs.


LOGISTICS
 
$1,500 Registration Includes:
• Conference Materials and Facilitation
• Lodging Sunday – Thursday (double occupancy)
• Welcome Dinner Sunday
• Lunch Monday – Wednesday
• Breakfast Monday – Thursday
• Closing Dinner and Reception Wednesday

Single Room Fee: $375
(Scholarships do not cover the single room fee.)

Nearest Airport: William p. Hobby Airport (42.6 miles) 

 


What Past Attendees Have Said

"This has been, by far, the best professional development I have attended."

"Activities are fun, hands-on, meet NGSS requirements, inquiry based, and have great content."

"This was awesome! I can't wait to get back and share!"



Preliminary Agenda

Want to know what to expect? An overview of the conference is to the right. Download the pdf below for the full agenda.

Full schedule 
 



2018 National Conference

Check out all the fun times we had previous years on our SmugMug page!

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