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7th Annual STEM Educator Virtual Solar Solar Institute - Sponsored by CREATE

April 2023

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Would you like to learn how solar PV works & develop lesson plans for your classroom? Please join CREATE for the Virtual PV Solar Institute

Included with the course:

  • Six complete solar PV lesson packages (and access to many more!)
  • $200 in solar PV equipment to implement CREATE’s lessons (classroom solar module, electrical meters, solar power meter).
  • Professional instruction using CREATE’s lessons and equipment in your classroom.
  • Opportunity to win up to $1000 through Teaching Innovation competitions by demonstrating effective use of your lesson plan in the classroom.
  • Lab equipment award application to request student sets of solar PV equipment to support teaching solar in your classroom (valued at $1200).

Complete the application to register.

For questions contact Liz Reinke at Madison College:

We look forward to seeing you online in April!

7th Annual Wisconsin STEM Educator Solar Institute - Sponsored by CREATE

July 11-13, 2023

Solar PV Workshop for High School Teachers, Community College Teachers, Technical College Teachers and Other related vocations

Learn how to teach solar principles in effective, engaging ways in your classroom!

Join us in Madison for the STEM Educator Solar Institute.

At the Institute, you’ll use tools of the trade to install and commission a residential size solar photovoltaic array. You’ll review and practice necessary safety measures and electrical principles. Finally, you’ll perform (and take with you) ready to use hands-on classroom lab activities that will enable you to bring solar energy to life in your classroom.

  • Tuesday, July 11 – Thursday, July 13, 2023
  • Class morning and afternoon at Madison College’s Commercial Avenue campus and outdoor solar photovoltaic training yard
  • Hotel accommodations in downtown Madison for two nights provided, along with breakfast and lunch
  • $600 stipend paid to participants after full completion of the Academy
  • One graduate credit available (estimated cost $60)

Join us in Madison!

Complete the application to register.

For more information view our YouTube Video or contact Joel Shoemaker at Madison College:

2023 In Person & Virtual Workshops

Use the code CREATE2023 to get $140 off your registration – Cost after code is only $10!

Kidwind Virtual Workshops

Teachers at in-person training this summer! Virtual is almost as fun.

While we are still working on scheduling our slate of in-person training we have released our schedule of virtual workshops this fall.

  • Power Grid Basics – February 11th 9-11 AM CT
  • Building Automation Systems – March 9th 5-7 PM CT

With generous support from our partners at CREATE we are able to offer scholarships to 6-12th grade STEM teachers who are taking courses for the first time. Use the code CREATE2023 to get $140 off your registration.

To view additional Renewable Energy Education Events, visit our Events page.