Project ReCharge registration for
2020 Summer Professional Development
Project ReCharge goes Virtual!
Rural and Southern Nevada teachers are invited to join us for our first ever Virtual Professional Development- Join us for 5 hour sessions July 27th, 28th and 29th and selected days throughout the school year to get all the information and hands-on training you need to engage your students with STEAM lessons.
Northern Nevada Summer Professional Development – July 27th -29th– held in Reno with follow up sessions throughout the year.
We appreciate your interest! Please use this link to fill out the pre-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 schools. 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.
Thanks to funding from Tesla, NV Energy Foundation and Howmet Aerospace Foundation, Project ReCharge reached seven new schools during the 2019-2020 academic year!
We launched 2019’s program with a three-day summer intensive training in July followed up with monthly Professional Development throughout the year.
On behalf of the Project ReCharge team and partners, we welcome our new educators and look forward to supporting them for years to come!
We are committed to conducting safe and healthy professional development sessions for our teachers. This includes sanitization stations, small groups when possible, outside lessons, and more.
Teachers that participate in Professional Development engage in numerous hands-on, energy focused activities such as using solar panels to pump water to experiment with different passive cooling techniques on a model house. They also participate in lessons on wind, solar, and the importance of the building envelope (the area between the interior and exterior of the building). These are just a few lessons that are a part of the 8-12 week Project ReCharge Curriculum.
Teachers surveyed about their experience at the summer training responded that they learned useful teaching strategies during the PD. All of the teachers felt that interacting with other teachers during the PD was useful. 100% of the teachers said they would recommend this PD course to a colleague.
Here are some teacher quotes from this year’s PD:
- This was hands-down the best PD session I’ve attended. If nothing else, the time and thought put into the material kits is absolutely amazing.
- All of the hands-on application was extremely engaging and effective.
- Loved it! Day went by fast so that means my students will love working on this too! Excited to bring this back to the classroom.
- Very well organized. Presenters had vast amount of knowledge and provided tips to be successful due to having used the materials. Presenters were open to suggestions to improvement on materials.
Previous participating teachers have said that the PD was a “well rounded exposure to the program and there were wonderful lesson plans.” They “loved the hands on activities and explanations.” Below are a few photos from our summer PD.