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Teacher PD Workshop: Electricity, Renewables & Climate in NGSS, Nov 27, Portsmouth, NH

We’ve just scheduled a one-day training for teachers in the New Hampshire seacoast region for November 27. In this six-hour workshop, teachers will get their hands on a variety of resources to help make learning about electricity, the environment, and climate change fun and engaging for students in grades 6–12.

This training will also support teachers’ understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how to make students’ thinking visible. We will discuss formative assessment strategies, phenomena, and storylines, and, most importantly, provide training on how to use all the VEEP gear that teachers can borrow to support energy and climate education.

Teachers will leave with an example storyline that supports the Electricity, Renewables, and Climate Change equipment kit, and each teacher will receive a free kit rental.

When: Monday, Nov 27, 8 am to 3 pm (with a 1-hour break for lunch)

Where: Robert J. Lister Academy, Room 10, 35 Sherburne Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

Who: Middle and high school teachers

Cost: $175/person. Includes 6 hours of PD and a free […]

By |October 31st, 2017|Training|0 Comments

Announcing our first ever Youth Climate Leaders Academy!

A new VEEP program for VT and NH students in grades 9–12

 

Do you want to take action on climate change?

This academy will guide and support high school students in planning and implementing a project related to climate change. We’ll help you figure out where to start, how to plan, and how to develop the transferable skills you need to complete your project successfully. Attendees will have fun, collaborate, get inspired, and build skills to grow as a current and future climate leader. Follow-up meetings will offer additional community and technical support to keep your project moving forward. We look forward to having you be a part of the first Youth Climate Leaders Academy!

Dates:
December 78, 2017, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT
April 12-13, 2018, central Vermont

Learn more and register now at veep.org/YCLA.

 

By |September 29th, 2017|For Students, Training|0 Comments

FREE PD workshop for NH teachers, April 13

Energy & Action for New Hampshire Schools

a FREE professional development workshop for teachers of grades 4–12
with the Vermont Energy Education Program and Eco-Schools NH

Thursday, April 13, 48 pm

Wondering how to tackle energy concepts and take on projects designed to reduce energy use in your school or community? Come to a Next Generation Science Standards–linked workshop for teachers of grades 4–12 to help students use scientific analysis and data-based decision making to save electric, thermal, and/or transportation energy. We will explore the concept of energy literacy and how it is intertwined through NGSS, then provide specific strategies and resources to help your school tackle energy issues. The workshop will be a mix of hands-on, technical support, and teacher collaboration time with the goal of helping you start to design an academic-to-action project that bridges science and engineering with the social aspects of addressing climate change, saving money for communities, and empowering youth.

Location: NH Audubon’s McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm […]

By |March 20th, 2017|Training|0 Comments

Sign up for VEEP’s Summer Institute 2017: Energy & Climate in Depth

Energy & Climate as Disciplinary Core Ideas  |  June 26–30, 2017

Developing the foundation for teaching energy and climate in the classroom

Teachers learn how to use VEEP science equipment at last year’s institute.

Spend a week with VEEP on the shores of beautiful Lake Morey developing your skills as a teacher. This five-day program for teachers of grades K–12 will give you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of Next Generation Science Standards, energy, and climate through hands-on exploration, discussions with experts, field trips, and collaboration time for unit creation.

Each day is filled with with a mixture of instruction, recreation, and excellent accommodations at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. Families are welcome and encouraged to stay onsite as well. This provides an environment that encourages not only learning but dialogue, reflection, and fun.

We are offering separate tracks for teachers of grades K–5 and teachers of grades 6–12. Three graduate credits are available for either track.

By |March 2nd, 2017|Training|0 Comments

Regional Teacher Learning Teams to expand to St. Albans and Rutland this fall

Isolation can be one of the major challenges of teaching science in northern New England. Educators in small, rural communities are often “the only science teacher in their school,” says Jess Angell, director of curriculum and education at the Vermont Energy Education Program.

A new program is helping to address that sense of isolation. VEEP’s teacher learning teams bring teachers together to learn from each other, get support from an experienced science educator, and get up-to-date training in best practices and educational standards. The pilot team just finished its first year in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom; VEEP is expanding the program to southern and northwestern Vermont in the coming school year.

 

The first year

Jess Angell, at left, leading a teacher training on climate change, summer 2015. Jess Angell, at left, leading a teacher training on climate change, summer 2015.

The pilot team, a group of nine teachers led by Angell, met four times from fall 2015 through spring 2016. […]

By |August 5th, 2016|Training|0 Comments

Applications now open for Green School Energy Challenge 2016/17

VEEP’s Green School Energy Challenge (GSEC) will be changing this year from a “whole school” program to a supported professional development program for teachers of grades 4–12, based on feedback from long-time, dedicated GSEC teachers and our experiences with the program over the past five years.

Some highlights of the change include:

  • An in-person training and collaboration day near the beginning of the school year (September 20).
  • Four additional after school meetings (virtual and/or in person) throughout the year to collaborate and share ideas with other teachers, in addition to the support teachers receive from their VEEP educator.
  • More flexibility on projects: We will support a wider variety of projects designed to reduce energy use and transition to renewables. Projects can be electric, thermal or transportation, and they can be in locations other than the school itself.
  • More flexibility in kits and materials:  Teachers will have access to a wider variety of VEEP kits and materials as part of the program.
  • Professional development credits: Teachers will be able to choose whether […]

Teacher Training on March 14: PVs Clean & Green

Want to do more with solar in your classroom? Join VEEP educators for an Upper Valley–area training on our PVs Clean & Green curriculum and materials kit.

When: Monday, tadalafil March 14, diagnosis 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Where: Hanover Middle School, Hanover, NH

Cost: $75 per teacher; includes PD hours

Sign up: Contact Cara Robechek at cara@veep.org or 802-552-VNRG (8674).

 

By |January 28th, 2016|Training|0 Comments

Thermal (IR) Camera Workshop in June

What: Thermal (IR) Camera Workshop for middle and high school teachers

When: Monday, story June 1, vcialis 40mg 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Where: Barre Aldrich Library, medications Milne Room (6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641)

Cost: $45 per participant (snacks provided)
scholarships available: contact info@veep.org

Click here to download a flyer and registration form

IR002515Are you using an infrared (IR) camera in your middle or high school classroom or considering purchasing one to use? VEEP is bringing highly experienced infrared thermography trainers John Snell and Rob Spring in for a half-day session for educators on the use of thermal cameras in the classroom. We will cover basic IR camera use and techniques as well as interpretation of images they produce (hint: it isn’t as straightforward as you might think) and common pitfalls to avoid. You will leave with skills for using this technology in the classroom.

Thanks to a very generous donation of […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Training|0 Comments

Teacher PD April 16 on Solar Challenge

Additional Solar Challenge training scheduled for teachers

We are offering a fast-moving training on VEEP’s Solar Challenge Curriculum for middle and high school science teachers who have a strong energy background*. You will get an overview of the Solar Challenge curriculum and materials and walk through some of the activities.
When: Thursday, April 16, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Barre’s Aldrich Library
Costs: $50 per teacher, plus $40 restocking fee to borrow a kit of materials after the training (scholarships and grants may be available: inquire at info@veep.org)

In the Solar Challenge, students are guided to build a concentrating solar collector that will heat 12 ounces of water using solar energy. Students learn about energy sources and energy science. They design and refine to produce a miniature mock-up and then a full-scale working model of their solar collector. They test the model outdoors in the sun, taking data and documenting their work, just like a professional engineer does when working on a new product design. Data is collected and analyzed graphically, and performance is measured […]

By |March 19th, 2015|Training|0 Comments

New teacher training opportunity added

Teacher Training on Solar Challenge Curriculum

VEEP has just added a one-day teacher training on our Solar Challenge Curriculum to our calendar.

When: Wednesday, March 4, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where:  Woodstock Union Middle School
Costs:  $50 per teacher, plus $40 restocking fee to borrow a kit of materials after the training (scholarships and grants may be available: inquire at info@veep.org)
Teacher Professional Development:  This will be a fast-moving training on VEEP’s Solar Challenge curriculum for middle and high school science teachers who have a strong energy background.  You will get an overview of the Solar Challenge curriculum and materials and walk through some of the activities.

Solar Challenge Curriculum Overview: 
In the Solar Challenge, students are guided to build a concentrating solar collector that will heat 12 ounces of water using solar energy. Students learn about energy sources and energy science. They design and refine, produce a miniature mock-up and then a full-scale working model of their solar collector. They test the model outdoors in the sun, taking data and documenting their work, just like a professional engineer does when working on […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Training|0 Comments