Pittsburgh Renewable Energy Inquiry and Engineering Two-Day Workshop

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Allegheny Intermediate Unit

475 E Waterfront Dr

Homestead, PA 15120

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Pittsburgh Renewable Energy Inquiry and Engineering workshop is a FREE two-day professional development training made possible by Arconic Foundation and CE. This inquiry-based, hands-on science and engineering training program offers a review of the science, technology, and classroom applications of clean energy applicable for all grade bands. Over the course of two days, teachers will be exposed to renewable energy through both the lens of hands-on activities as well as teacher-generated and classroom-tested curriculum.

On Day 1, teachers will focus on both gaining insight into the usage of specific hands-on tools they will have access to in the classroom as well as exploring specific content topics and how they relate to PA Standards and the NGSS. There will additionally be a presentation by a representative from Duquesne Light on regional renewable resources. Topics on this day will include energy fundamentals, circuitry construction and data collection, grid dynamics, and wind energy. On Day 2, teachers will focus on specific curricular tools and planning strategies they can employ to implement renewable energy concepts in their classroom. The opportunity will be provided to explore specific 6th-8th-grade or K-5th-grade curriculum. Teachers will leave with access to a library of hands-on tools through AIU3 as well as receive substitute reimbursement and ACT 48 hours.

About Arconic Foundation:

Arconic Foundation is proud to support CE and bring this innovative program to Arconic communities nationwide. Arconic Foundation’s mission is to support non-profit partners who advance STEM Education and Workforce Development in Arconic communities. We view support for K-12 STEM programs as critical to shaping the workforce of the future – the economic future of our communities and the advanced manufacturing industry depends on it. By investing early in impactful STEM curricula, we can spark the imagination of our youth and set them on a path that encourages creativity and innovation – the very skills that make Arconic and other advanced manufacturers successful. CE is a proven and innovative model that we believe can bring to life the issues and solutions around energy management. Energy is a critical component of what we do in industry and in all of our personal lives – it is a topic that we want our youth educated about so that they can solve the problems of tomorrow.

About CE: CE is a national clean energy, career connected education program from Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Together with schools, educators and industry, we strive to build a clean energy future to ensure that our communities and the environment are thriving and resilient. We work to expand access to opportunities for all students regardless of their geography, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. CE is funded by corporations, regional utilities, and philanthropic organizations. To date, our funders have impacted more than 150,000 students nationwide through CE programming. For more information, visit www.cebrightfutures.org

What topics will be covered during this training?

The topics covered will include: NGSS aligned materials focusing on energy & energy transformations, solar circuitry, the fundamentals of wind energy and turbine engineering, and simple batter science.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact CE with any questions or for more information. CE Senior Program Manager, Parker Mullins, can be reached at 503-553-3950 or via email at pmullins@b-e-f.org.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

CE allows for the transfer of tickets, however, please let us know the name and email address of the participant, as we will need to gather some preliminary data to help inform our workshop!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We will have a registration table set up with a sign in sheet.

Is this training free for teachers/educators?

Yes, this is a fully funded training opportunity for Pittsburgh regional educators. This workshop is made possible by Arconic Foundation and CE.

Is lunch provided?

Yes. Please let us know any dietary restrictions!

Will I receive any classroom materials/equipment?

Yes! Teachers who attend this workshop will gain access to science kits aligned with the hands-on activities covered in the workshop.

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Allegheny Intermediate Unit

475 E Waterfront Dr

Homestead, PA 15120

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