Join us for a Sneak Peek at the Project ReCharge Curriculum!

Hands-on training sessions throughout the 2021/2022 school year


We have picked a few of our favorite innovative sustainability and energy efficiency lessons from our STEAM curriculum to share with teachers. This is a great introduction to the type of professional learning and curriculum that Project ReCharge offers. Teachers will learn how fun, engaging, and impactful these topics can be for them and their students!

2021/2022 Sessions join us for one or all of them! We are offering a $25 stipend for each session. We are limiting our class sizes to 25 per session and all sessions will be held on Zoom

DateTime Sneak Peek Class Description Grade Level Standards
Wed
8/25/2021
4:00-6:30 pm PSTVirtualSustainability → Students are introduced to the three spheres of sustainability and  consider their own contributions and efforts towards making a change in their community. All grade levels
Sat 9/11/20218:00 – 11:00 am PST VirtualPassive Cooling → Explore how insulation can be used to mitigate the impact of solar energy on a home in order to keep a home cool without the use of an air conditioner.Elementary, Middle, and High School 
Wed 10/27/20214:00-6:00 pm PSTVirtualDashboard Investigate school buildings and their features in terms of energy efficiency. Use the McKinstry dashboard real-time data to compare and contrast energy usage to other schools similar to their own.Middle and High School 
Sat 11/13/20218:00 – 11:00 am PST VirtualLighting/Appliances Explore the differences in cost and energy consumption of light bulbs and appliances to determine how to reduce energy cost and decrease the carbon footprint. Elementary, Middle, and High School 
Wed 1/12/20224:00-6:30 pm PSTVirtualSustainability → Students are introduced to the three spheres of sustainability and  consider their own contributions and efforts towards making a change in their community.Mandatory Session (1 time only) All grade levels
Wed 2/23/20224:00-6:00 pm PSTVirtualWind Power → Model how wind can be used to generate electricity, by designing blades for a small wind turbine and collecting data from the designs. Middle and High School 
Wed 3/16/20224:00-6:00 pm PSTVirtualSolar Power → Generate electricity from sunlight using solar panels and a solar water pump and consider how this process positively impacts sustainability efforts. Middle and High School

Experience the new curriculum updates with our ReFresh Training!

DateTime ReFresh Class Description Grade Level Standards
Wed 8/25/20214:00-6:30 pm PSTVirtualSustainability Students are introduced to the three spheres of sustainability and  consider their own contributions and efforts towards making a change in their community.Elementary, Middle, and High School 
Wed 9/29/20214:00-6:00 pm PSTHybridClimate Scene Investigation (CSI) →  Investigate the effects of greenhouse gases and climate change by completing a reverse Escape Room. Solve puzzles to determine who should be held responsible for this real-world problem.Middle and High School
Wed 10/27/20214:00-6:00 pm PSTVirtualDashboard Investigate school buildings and their features in terms of energy efficiency. Use the McKinstry dashboard real-time data to compare and contrast energy usage to other schools similar to their own.Middle and High School 
Sat 11/13/20218:00 – 11:00 am PST HybridLighting/Appliances Explore the differences in cost and energy consumption of light bulbs and appliances to determine how to reduce energy cost and decrease the carbon footprint. Elementary, Middle, and High School 
Wed 1/12/20224:00-6:30 pm PSTVirtualSustainability → Students are introduced to the three spheres of sustainability and  consider their own contributions and efforts towards making a change in their community.Elementary, Middle, and High School 
Sat 2/12/20228:00 – 11:00 am PST VirtualSustainability Projects → Explore the new types of Sustainability Projects for students to complete. Including civic engagement, Green School Certification, Energy Star Certification and more. Elementary, Middle, and High School 

Complete Project ReCharge Professional Learning

2022 Dates to be announced soon

  • Interactive STEAM Curriculum
  • Hand’s-On Professional Development
  • Valuable Classroom Resources
  • STEM Guest Speakers
  • PD Credit or Stipend Option

If you are interested in finding out more about the year-long training, please use this link below to complete the application. Once your information is added to our records, you will be among the first to be contacted for future training. Preference is given to two or more teachers applying from the same grade level at their school. Teachers going through Project ReCharge together can share lesson ideas and resources which makes for an enriched program at their school.
More information can be found here.

Click on these icons to read more about Professional Learning requirements and interesting Project ReCharge Facts!

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Requirements & Benefits


Thanks to funding from Tesla & NV Energy Foundation, Project ReCharge has reached 3 new school districts and 27 new schools for the 2021-2022 academic year!

“Best science PL I’ve ever been involved in!”

Teachers that participate in Professional Learning (PL) engage in numerous hands-on, energy focused activities including using solar panels and experimenting with different passive cooling techniques on a model house. They also participate in lessons on  sustainability, wind, solar, electrical generation, and the importance of the building envelope. These are just a few lessons that are a part of the  Project ReCharge curriculum.

Teachers surveyed about their experience at the summer training responded that the content enhances their STEAM curriculum. Teachers from local school districts lead the lessons of our professional learning (Master Teachers) and agree that it enhances their experience with 85% of participants rating Master Teachers as excellent and 15% as good! All of the teachers felt that interacting with other teachers during the PL was useful. 95% of the teachers said they would recommend this PL course to a colleague.

Teacher quotes from the Complete Professional Learning:

“I loved how hands on everything is- my kids will be super engaged!”

“This was great!! One of the best professional learnings I have done since being a teacher. The staff and master teachers were prepared, engaging, and helpful.”

“I greatly enjoyed the addition of the art components. It’s new to me and gets me thinking of ways to turn my STEM lessons into STEAM ones.”

“The in person experience was so valuable! Being able to actively see the lessons being taught and experiencing what our students will be able to experience was so valuable and have new perspectives. Plus making connections with other teachers was wonderful.”

“Thank you all for your time and energy put into this program. You have made my first year teaching science so much less overwhelming!”