The Fort Hays State University Science and Mathematics Institute and the National Energy Education Development (NEED) program have joined to provide Kansas teachers with curriculum and training opportunities on a variety of energy topics through a two-day workshop scheduled for Tuesday, July 20, and Wednesday, July 21. Additional support will be provided by Midwest Energy Inc.
The workshop, at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Resources and training will be provided to help teach energy in the classroom while meeting state and national education standards. NEED materials are designed to provide background and hands-on lessons to educate and energize students and encourage an understanding of energy.
The $20 fee includes lunch, snacks, a model solar-powered race car and a curriculum packet. An optional one-hour graduate credit is available. Teachers who complete the workshop will have the opportunity to check out NEED energy kits from the FHSU SMEI Resource Center.
For additional information and to register, go to www.fhsu.edu/smei/teacher-education-workshops or call (785) 628-5449. Registration deadline is June 30, 2010.