KidWind Hosts Renewable Energy Education Virtual Workshops

Topic-specific trainings for educators to grow content knowledge while also exploring teacher-approved, hands-on K-12 lessons

(Saint Paul, Minn.) October 11, 2022 – The KidWind Project, an international leader in clean energy education, is offering virtual, topic-specific workshops this fall designed to help educators teach about renewable energy. Through the support of the Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education (The CREATE Center), KidWind is offering the workshops to 6th-12th grade STEM teachers for at a discounted rate of $10 each workshop with the coupon code CREATE2023.

“Virtual workshops have been a great way for us to reach more educators, and we are excited to add a workshop on hydropower which is a trending topic educators want to learn more about in order to incorporate it in their lessons,” said Michael Arquin, founder of KidWind. “Through these workshops, educators will gain the knowledge, as well as receive tools and resources, to create hands-on, engaging lessons on renewable energy for their classrooms.”

Each topic-specific workshop has four hours of content, two hours that is delivered live and two hours at your own pace.  Workshops will include background on the topic in addition to sharing activities for the classroom to engage students in dynamic, hands-on learning. Educators will also receive a box of materials in advance for use during the workshop and a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

  • Wind Energy Fundamentals, October 25, 2022: Educators will engage with the science and technology of wind power while exploring blade design, power measurement, and wind turbines. Participants can register here.
  • Solar Energy Fundamentals, November 3, 2022: Educators will dive into the science and technology of solar energy while exploring solar PV and thermal, power measurement and how to construct creative solar devices. Participants can register here.
  • Electricity & The Power Grid, December 3, 2022: Educators will bring the power grid alive in the classroom while exploring circuits, power measurement, and simulations. Participants can register here.
  • Hydropower Fundamentals, December 13, 2022: Educators will explore the changing world of hydropower. Participants can register here.

Workshops and the materials used are geared toward middle school and high school teachers, and no prior knowledge of wind or solar energy is required. Participants will need a stable internet connection and dedicated space in which to work.

For more information and to register for the virtual workshops, visit: www.kidwind.org/training/workshops.

About the KidWind Project:
The KidWind Project, an international leader in renewable energy education, has been working with educators and students to integrate renewable energy into classrooms for over 15 years. Since 2004, KidWind has held more than 800 training events for more than 50,000 teachers all over the world. For more information about our trainings, challenges and curricular materials, visit www.kidwind.org.

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