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 â€“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.
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
o Science of Wind Turbine
o Measuring Turbine Power
Output & Powering Load
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 moreâ€¦â€¦ 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 moreâ€¦..
Previous solar knowledge or attendance at Solar 1
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
3000 College Heights Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Two Year College
Friday, October 08, 2010
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Eastern Standard Time (North America)