Clark Public Utilities - Clean Energy Educator Workshop


10/26/19 9:00am to 3:30pm


Clark Public Utilities - Community Room
1200 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
United States

This Renewable Energy Teacher Training is a FREE full-day professional development workshop presented by Clark Public Utilities in partnership with CE™. This inquiry-based, hands-on science and engineering training program, intended for 6th-8th grade teachers, offers a review of the science, technology, and classroom applications of solar energy and other renewables for middle school classrooms. Although there is a middle school focus for content, teachers at higher grade levels have found these workshops to be useful and relevant to their subject areas as well. Registration opens September 18, 2019.

Hands-on workshop activities provide a chance to run through inquiry-based classroom tasks/experiments with other teachers in preparation for adaptation with your students. Each participating teacher will receive access to free materials for your school, which include tools to build solar circuits, solar cars, and teach fundamentals of renewable energy. Additionally, teachers receive classroom lessons aligned with NGSS and CCSS, and an opportunity to network with local teachers. This workshop is funded by Clark Public Utilities' Green Lights Program.

Clark Public Utilities is committed to encouraging the development of local renewable energy resources and providing curriculum support to area educators. For more than a decade, our educational engagements have been funded by utility customers through a portion of voluntary Green Lights contributions. Through the program, 13 photovoltaic solar arrays have been installed on Clark County schools and funding is now focused on classroom implementation of curriculum related to renewable energy and providing hands-on engineering and design experiences for local students through the solar car challenge.

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