NEW PD from the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program.
KidWind Educator Workshops – Multiple dates/locations throughout Fall 2021!
Learn how to explore the power of wind and solar with your students in a workshop hosted by The Wisconsin Energy Institute and Wisconsin’s K-12 Energy Education Program! Participants will review energy and electricity basics, design and test blades in a wind tunnel, explore an online solar dashboard with inquiry questions, and preview ready-to-use renewable energy curriculum. You’ll leave with the resources and confidence to use renewable energy as a lens into hands-on science, technology, and engineering exploration in the classroom (and some free gear)!
Best for those working with 4th – 12th grade students. Cost is $15.
Dates and Locations:
September 18th from 9am – 12 pm at the UW- Madison Arboretum. REGISTER now!
October 21st from 8:00 am – 11am at the Pablo Center at the Confluence REGISTER now!
Discovering Energy in Nature – October 6th – Substitute stipends available! You’ve likely heard that bringing your classroom outdoors can be an effective way to teach. According to the Children and Nature Network, there are numerous reasons for taking students outside: Nature enhances academic achievement, improves student behavior, motivates the students to learn, promotes communication, improves cooperation, helps students focus, and of course makes them healthier and happier! You know the benefits of teaching outdoors - but doing it can be daunting. Join the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) to discover energy lessons that can effectively be taught outside.
Take temperatures to investigate how shading, coloring, and other factors affect temperature; survey different environments to determine how sunlight, soil moisture, temperature, and wind affect living elements in an ecosystem; and spend time in a beautiful setting while making curriculum connections. Recommended for educators of grades K-6. Cost is $25.
Date and Location: October 6th 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center