Workshop participants posing with a solar panel

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STEM Educator Virtual Solar Institute 2021

CREATE Solar Institute Workshop

Who should apply:

  • STEM teachers, High School and Community College


  • Learn how solar photovoltaic power works.
  • Investigate career opportunities for students.
  • Explore CREATE’s collection of ready-made solar classroom lessons.
  • Develop a lesson plan to implement in your classroom.

What you’ll do:

  • 5-6 hours of online, virtual instruction.
  • 5-6 hours working offline with CREATE lessons and solar lab equipment.

What you’ll get:

  • 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.
  • Lab Equipment Award application to request student sets of solar PV equipment to support teaching solar in your classroom (valued up to $1200).
  • Opportunity to win up to $1000 through Teaching Innovation Competitions by demonstrating effective use of your lesson plan in your classroom.
  • Discussion and collaboration with solar PV teaching specialists.
STEM Educator Solar Institute Schedule

Your Instructors:

  • Joel Shoemaker, Madison College Electrical Apprentice and Renewable Energy Instructor
  • Ken Walz, Madison College Science, Engineering, and Renewable Energy Instructor
  • Scott Liddicoat, Green Bay Southwest HS Chemistry and Renewable Energy Instructor
  • Cris Folk, Madison College Renewable Energy Project Director

Disclaimer: This work was supported by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program under grant award # 2000714. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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