Green School Energy Challenge

Project-based learning in NGSS for teachers of grades 4–12
2017/18 session starts Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Green School Energy Challenge (GSEC) is a professional development program in which VEEP provides curriculum resources, equipment, and technical and educational support to teachers who commit to undertaking projects designed to reduce energy use. This academics-to-action program bridges science and engineering with social aspects of addressing climate change, saves money for communities, and empowers youth. Teachers are strongly encouraged to apply for this program in teams from the same school.

Grades 612: STEM To take part in this program, teachers must commit to undertake at least one project that will use scientific analysis and data-based decision-making to save electric, thermal, or transportation energy at the school, in students’ homes, or in the community.

Grades 46: STEAM The STEAM engagement strand is specifically designed for teachers of younger grades, with less emphasis on data and analysis and additional arts and social studies integration. To take part in this program, a teacher must commit to undertake at least one grade-appropriate project that will raise awareness of energy use and save electric, thermal, or transportation energy at the school, in students’ homes, or in the community.

More information and an application form will be available on this website by May 15, 2017.  If you would like more information, please contact us at info@veep.org.