Teachers: Spark Your Knowledge of Electricity

Elementary through high school educators interested in the electric industry can learn more about it next summer. Learn how electricity is generated and how it is supplied for today’s users during a three-day session June 23-25 in Westminster, courtesy of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the power supplier to 18 of Colorado’s 22 electric co-ops.

The program is free 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 class 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.

This conference will show teachers how to integrate energy curriculum materials into classrooms at every grade level and for those with all learning styles. Participants leave with the training and a hands-on energy kit for the classroom worth $300 including 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.