Dynamic renewable energy workshops to allow educators to grow content knowledge while also exploring hands-on K-12 lessons
The KidWind Project, the international leader of clean energy education, created topic-specific renewable energy virtual workshops designed to help educators teach about renewable energy whether teaching in person or remotely. The one-day workshops will provide training on the fundamentals of wind energy, solar energy, and the power grid.
“Our training workshops continue to be popular among educators looking to expand their knowledge on renewable energy,” said Michael Arquin, founder of KidWind. “With virtual workshops, we’ll be able to reach more educators and provide newly developed resources and tactics for remote or hybrid learning environments and activities they can use to make lessons hands-on and engaging.”
Each topic-specific workshop is six hours and will have the same format. Workshops will start with background on the topic to help educators get a better understanding followed by introducing 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.
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.
In addition to educators being able to register individually for a workshop, schools and districts that are interested in having 10 or more attendees can schedule their own virtual workshop for their staff. KidWind is also offering scholarships, so educators can take these workshops for free. These scholarships were made possible through generous contributions form Orsted, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Vernier Software & Technology.
For more information and to register for the virtual workshops, visit: https://www.kidwind.org/training/workshops.
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