Teachers: Sign Up to Learn About Electricity

Teachers of students in grades 4-12 can attend a three-day learning session this summer and add to their curriculum. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the power supplier to 18 of Colorado’s 22 electric co-ops, is providing this program free to all 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 June 18-20 class in Westminster will 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 a hands-on energy kit for the classroom worth $300.

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.

For more information or to apply, contact Wendi Moss at the NEED Project, wmoss@need.org, or Michelle Pastor at mpastor@tristategt.org.