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CREATE Kid Wind & Solar PV Training


Cerro Coso Community College, NSF CREATE, The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, and Hands On Solar, Inc. are happy to announce a free two day training event for middle school /high school and college teachers in wind and solar technology. Teachers can sign up for one or two days. The event will be hosted by Cerro Coso Community College in beautiful Ridgecrest, California. The workshop will be divided into two segments: Friday, October 8, 2010 Sign up for 1 Class –Either KidWind Teacher Workshop OR Intro to Solar Training o KidWind Teacher Workshop: Specialized training for middle and high school teachers to provide renewable energy instruction to students in the engineering, design of wind turbines. Students will design their own wind turbines in teams and compete in the regional KidWind competitions that will take place in the Spring. Teachers receive a comprehensive curriculum package, free classroom materials, substitute fees who attend training on Friday and $100 stipend plus hotel for those who attend both days. o Introduction to Solar Training: Dedicated to helping high school and college instructors increase their working knowledge of how to develop or enhance curriculum to meet the new and emerging demands in solar technology training. The focus will be on how to develop instructional programs in Solar Electricity Photovoltaics, for colleges and schools. Saturday, October 9, 2010 o PV Teacher Development Workshop: Dedicated to advanced teacher development in photovoltaics with renowned author Jim Dunlop Photovoltaics Systems and veteran presenter Brian Hurd, of Hands On Solar, Inc. Day 1 Friday, October 8, 2010 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Day 2 Saturday, October 9, 2010 8:30 am - 3:30 pm KidWind Teacher Workshop M. Arquin/B. Collins/ J.Galisky OR Introduction to Solar J. Dunlop/B. Hurd/D. Patel/T. King PV Teacher Development Workshop J. Dunlop/B. Hurd o Constructing Weightlifting Windmills from scratch o Wind Energy Basics, Science & Classroom Apps o Constructing Electricity Producing Wind Turbines o Building and Testing Wind Turbine Blades o Science of Wind Turbine Blade Design o Measuring Turbine Power Output & Powering Load Devices o Tour of Wind Farm or Manufacturing Facility o The importance of solar energy o How to start effective programs o Instructional resources o Curriculum development o Setting up a PV Lab o Safety issues o Tools and Equipment o Securing Local Support o The Labor Connection o Job Placement o Internships and volunteers o Federal & state requirements o IREC & ISPQ o NABCEP Entry Level Program and much more…… o Photovoltaics: the whole house approach o Energy efficiency o Teacher development opportunities o Becoming a qualified instructor o Teaching resources o Critical path of instruction - what to teach- a step by step approach o Matching the text to the NABCEP Entry Level Learning Objectives o PV system design - using PV Watts o Effective use of online resources and much more….. Previous solar knowledge or attendance at Solar 1 workshop preferred Space is limited! Contact: Gabrielle Temple at Gabrielle.Temple@canyons.edu 661 362-3024 OR register online at the CREATE website http://www.create-california.org Sign Ups Available through 9-20-2010 Event Time: 8:30 a.m. Organization Info: NSF CREATE www.create-california.org


Online and Onsite


Environmental Technology
Green /Energy
Wind Energy


3000 College Heights Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555



Target Audience

High School
Two Year College

Start Date

Friday, October 08, 2010

End Date

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Time Zone

Eastern Standard Time (North America)

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Contact Name

Gabrielle Temple

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