Mission: We will improve curriculum in science, technology, and engineering by helping teachers share best practices and ideas.
Results: Free, quarterly newsletter to over 1500 teachers; free book on field trips with useful info to over 1500 schools; consulting dozens of teachers with classroom visits, equipment lending, and books.
Target demographics: All students, all teachers, but especially new teachers with few resources in low-income schools.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 800
Geographic areas served: Northeast US in person, All US by mail
Energyteachers has an undeniable commitment to energy education. They sent one of their representatives to observe, participate, and aid in facilitating one of our three-day teacher/student workshops. His fluency with energy production/usage and his understanding of the physics that underlies wind, water, and solar energy was a valuable contribution. We also benefitted greatly from his expertise in pedagogical strategies, like emphasis on constructing models, for scaffolding energy concepts. Beyond this, Energyteachers also lent us equipment for a student wind activity and a demonstration which clearly illustrated the principle of induction.