Active 2024-2025 Cohorts

About Clean Energy Fellows 

CE is committed to transforming education for the next ten years through fostering sustained educator leadership. To successfully transition to an equitable and clean energy economy, we must set up all students for success, as they will be the future energy leaders and solutions architects. CE’s Clean Energy Fellows cohorts are designed to harness the genius of both educators and students to support this next generation of leaders. Clean Energy Fellows facilitate the delivery of justice-centered, career-connected programming that eliminates barriers for students that are unrelated to their actual potential for success.

2024-2025 will see the launch of two Fellows cohorts: The Pacific Northwest Power Grid and Pacific Northwest Offshore Wind cohorts. While these cohorts differ in their intended impact and focus, each of them aligns the needs of students, industry partners, local communities, and the education system to deliver the highest impact with the highest likelihood for longevity.

All Clean Energy Fellows operate as part of a growing national collaborative of energy education leaders. However, these are two separate cohorts, each with their own unique objectives and outcomes.


Clean Energy Fellows: PNW Power Grid Cohort

The core intention of this Fellows model is to develop robust Action Plans to facilitate student engagement and shape the future clean energy economy. Each Clean Energy Fellow or pair will apply with a concept whose implementation begins the same school year. Plans can take a number of forms, such as curriculum development, engineering challenge planning, event planning, career-connected programming design, or combinations of these and other approaches. This Plan is refined over the course of the program, through peer/partner collaboration as well as adjustment during implementation. While a core intention of these Plans is to develop replicable tools and concrete outputs within the year, CE acknowledges that such initiatives often take multiple years to achieve bigger goals, and provides structures to continue consultation and support of Fellows as they move beyond their initial year.

Participating teachers receive a $5,000 stipend and a $2,000 materials budget.

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Clean Energy Fellows: PNW Offshore Wind Cohort

This cohort consisting of leaders from across Washington and Oregon is tasked with reviewing and refining innovative and equitable tools for engaging students in the rapidly innovating Pacific Northwest offshore wind energy sector. Primarily taking the form of curriculum development and assessment, this process will leverage the expertise of regional industry leaders, natural resource management groups, as well as the localized educational knowledge of Clean Energy Fellows to broaden public understanding of the critical role that offshore wind technologies could play across the region in shaping the economy both past and present and what the future of this industry will look like. This project will place a huge emphasis on equitable, values-driven stakeholder inclusion, offering students the opportunity to engage with varying community perspectives to draw their own conclusions about the roles of new technologies in coastal communities and their potential impacts.

Participating teachers receive a $5,000 stipend and a $2,000 materials budget.

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  1. Clean Energy Fellows must be an employed educator (classroom or out-of school time) or district support staff (TOSA, Coach, Instructional Facilitator, etc.)

  2. Clean Energy Fellows must service students specific to cohort geography

    • ​​Clean Energy Fellows in the PNW Power Grid and PNW Offshore Wind cohorts must serve students within customer-owned utility territory (Bonneville Power Administration service area) in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Montana. Am I in within a customer owned utility territory (link to interactive map)? Note educators in areas served exclusively by the following utilities are not eligible for this program: Portland General Electric, Puget Sound Energy, Idaho Power, Pacific Power, Rocky Mountain Power, Avista Energy, Northwestern Energy. 

  3. Clean Energy Fellows can apply individually or in pairs.

  4. The ideal Fellow will have:

  • a role serving students from minoritized identities in STEM (BIPOC, LatinX, LGBTQ+, women), or rural populations

  • experience in curriculum design and educational leadership

  • demonstrated knowledge of career-connected learning strategies

  • strong knowledge of and some experience in teaching three-dimensional STEM as modeled by the Next Generation Science Standards

  • experience and training in pedagogical approaches that support equitable learning, and a personal commitment to equity and justice that includes an honest examination of their own identity and role in current systems

  • awareness of successful approaches to PD in their district


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