Schoolteachers interested in the electric industry have the opportunity to learn more about it this summer. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the power supplier to 18 of Colorado’s 22 electric coops, will bring together educators who teach grades 4-12 for a three-day learning session in June.
The program is open to teachers who are electric cooperative members, teach at schools that are co-op members or teach students whose parents are co-op members in Tri-State’s service area. (Educators outside of electric co-op territory are welcome to apply, and funding will be sought on their behalf.)
Those attending the conference in Westminster June 19-21 receive the most up-to-date information on all aspects of energy including the science of energy, sources of energy, transportation, consumption, electricity, efficiency, and environmental and economic impacts. Participants leave with the training and about $300 in materials to implement innovative hands-on energy units for their classrooms, multidisciplinary teams and after-school programs.
Thanks to the support of Tri-State’s member cooperatives, there is no cost to educators in the Tri-State service area who participate. Most expenses, including lodging, meals, transportation and conference materials, are provided.
The program is sponsored in cooperation with the National Energy Education Development Project, which works with the education community to promote an energy-conscious and educated society by helping deliver multisided energy education programs.
This conference will show teachers how to integrate energy curriculum materials into classrooms at every grade level, for any group of students and for those with all learning styles. It will also focus on the successful achievement of state education goals in math and language. Attending teachers receive a full-color workbook with lesson plans, reproducible student activities, fascinating facts about electricity and student packets with pencils, stickers, safety checklists and energy efficiency checklists.