Dear teachers,

VEEP programming is changing and deepening in the coming year! Our 2018/19 programming has an increased emphasis on partnering with you to support delivering energy curriculum in your classroom. VEEP will be offering two levels of collaboration this year.

  1. Energy Teaching Partner: Expanding on the work we have done in the past in student workshops, VEEP educators will now support you and your students through collaborative co-teaching of energy content. VEEP educators will provide lesson plans, equipment and materials, and will work with teachers to embed workshop activities into your energy curriculum.
  2. Thought Partner/Coaching: Teachers who are looking to deepen their energy, STEM, or NGSS practice will find that support through our Thought Partner/ Coaching program. A VEEP educator will serve as a thought partner or coach to help you to continue developing your energy and climate teaching strategies, use NGSS best practices, creatively problem solve, and monitor progress towards improved student outcomes.

As we transition to a deeper way of working with our teacher partners, you will find a wide range of opportunities for full day Professional Learning Opportunities, an expanded array of curriculum resource equipment kits and new curriculum modules and lessons. You will also find support for project and community-based programming and personalized learning.

Teachers who have worked with us in the past will also notice a new fee structure for this work.  Although we are delighted to have the continued support of Efficiency Vermont, Burlington Electric Department, and many other funders, these funds do not cover the entire budget for an organization that now supports energy learning in more than a third of all Vermont schools. Please do get in touch with us if your students would benefit from VEEP’s programs, but you do not have a budget to support this work. We continue to work on finding funding to support all schools.

We look forward to working with you in the coming school year!

Cara Robechek, Executive Director

Deanna Bailey, Director of Education