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PPS Wind Energy Educator Workshop #1

CE - Clean Energy. Bright Futures.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 from 3:45 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)

PPS Wind Energy Educator Workshop #1

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The PPS Wind Energy Educator Workshop is a FREE full-day professional development workshop presented by CE in partnership with KidWind and SUN Community Schools, through the PGE Renewable Development Fund and is intended for out of school time educators serving PK-12 PPS students. This inquiry-based, hands-on science and engineering training program offers a review of the science, technology, and classroom applications of wind energy and other renewables applicable for all grade bands.  

Hands-on workshop activities provide a chance to run through inquiry-based classroom tasks/experiments with other teachers in preparation for adaptation in your classroom. Each participating teacher will receive a KidWind Advanced Wind Experiment Kit and hands on curriculum to cover 8-10 sessions.


About the SponsorPortland General Electric's leadership in renewable power dates back to the 1990s when the company agreed to purchase the entire output of Oregon's first major wind farm. In 1999, PGE was one of the first utilities to voluntarily offer a renewable power product to customers and later became the first utility in the nation to include a fish habitat option. Portland General Electric (PGE) has operated one of the most successful Green Power Programs in the nation, and offers a renewable option to all customers. The program has grown to more than 160,000 customers. Since 2008, PGE's renewable energy power program has been ranked #1 in the U.S. for sales of renewable power to residential customers and for overall volume of renewable power sold by the U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Labs.

 



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

 

About KidWind: For over a decade, KidWind has been a leader in renewable energy education and the delivery of STEM education. Their standards-based educational tools explore the science and technology of wind, solar, and other forms of renewable energy and theirimpact on the environment. Through KidWind’s extensive training network, teacher trainings, and student wind turbine design competitions, KidWind brings hands-on applications of their materials to teachers and students worldwide.

About SUN Community Schools: The SUN Service System helps our youth have the opportunity to develop intellectually, socially and emotionally. Like three strands of a rope, these intertwined capacities strengthen later functioning into adulthood. For young people to be strong and healthy, their families need to be stable and their communities need to be safe and supportive. Community Schools (SUN CS) are full-service neighborhood hubs where the school from across the community collaborate to ensure kids receive SUN initiatives & services to help them be successful.

FAQ:

What topics will be covered during this training?

The topics covered will include: the fundamentals of science and engineering of wind energy and share ideas and lessons about wind energy concepts including: energy transformations, electrical generator components, and electrical generating turbines.

Agenda

  • Sign-in and Welcome 3:45-4:15pm
  • MacGyver Wind Challenge 4:15-5:15pm
    Using materials you could find in a dollar store, teachers will build basic weightlifting wind devices from scratch.  We will jump right in to experimenting with concepts on simple machines, energy transformations, potential & kinetic energy.  We will also discuss how to incorporate the activity with students in their classrooms.
  • Basic Electrical Generator Components 5:15-5:45pm
    We will have a basic demonstration of how electricity is generated using magnets and copper wire using a Simple Generator.  Teachers will understand the basic concepts governing their electrical generating wind turbines.
  • Dinner 5:45-6:15pm
  • Construct Electrical Generating Turbines and Collect Data 6:15-7:30pm
    Teachers will experiment with their electrical generating wind turbines.  Teachers will design blade sets for their turbine and will test the turbines with the LabQuest data collector.  Teachers will understand how to use their full kit and what the challenge will entail for their students.

What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?

This event will be at Madison High School, please park at the lower parking lot or by Glenhaven Park.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact CE with any questions or for more information. CE Program Manager, Anne Le, can be reached at 503-553-3920 or via email at ale@b-e-f.org.

Do you maintain a waiting list?

Yes. In the event of a cancellation, we will notify the person at the top of the waitlist and allow a maximum of 24 hours for response before offering the opportunity to the next person the list. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend. We provide lunch and materials expecting you to be there!

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 where you will sign in.

Is this training free for teachers/educators?

Yes, this is a fully funded training opportunity for PPS teachers/educators. This workshop is sponsored by the Bonneville Environmental Foundation with funding from the PGE Renewable Development Fund.

Is dinner 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. 

What will the science kits include?

Kits will include materials to exlore wind turbine technology, see kit here.

Have questions about PPS Wind Energy Educator Workshop #1? Contact CE - Clean Energy. Bright Futures.

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President James Madison High School
2735 Northeast 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97220

Thursday, 30 November 2017 from 3:45 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)


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CE - Clean Energy. Bright Futures.

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.

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