NYC Solar Schools Professional Learning 2019-2020- Middle Schools

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Multiple Locations, New York City

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The NYC DOE Office of Sustainability and the STEM Department are partnering again for the NYC Solar Schools Education Program.

NYC DOE Middle School teachers are invited to attend the NYC Solar Schools Education Program. This program is FREE for interested teachers; all costs are covered by the DOE through funding from the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).

Professional Learning Training Dates:

Brooklyn Middle: Wednesday 12/4/19 and Wednesday 1/15/20 - Location: Brooklyn Urban Garden School (BUGS)
Queens Middle: Tuesday 12/10/19 and Friday 1/24/20- Location: IS 5
Staten Island Middle: Monday 12/9/19 and Wednesday 1/22/20- Location: Greenbelt Nature Center

Training includes two on-site full day workshops, plus 1 afterschool webinar.
Time: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm.

All participating teachers will be provided with the training, curriculum, and other resources they need to integrate solar content and activities into their coursework. Free materials toolkits will be provided, and teachers can receive CTLE credits for attending.

Are you using Amplify? Discover how Solar One's Green Design Lab lessons can compliment your Amplify curriculum with even more hands-on and place based activities. Note- you do not have to use Amplify to attend!

About Solar One and the Solar Schools Education Program

The NYC DOE is working with DCAS on a mayoral initiative to install 100 MW of solar on City-owned buildings by 2025. Solar One’s K-12 curriculum, GDL, is a STEM-focused, interdisciplinary sustainability curriculum that provides students with hands-on experiential learning. The NYC Solar Schools Education Program includes a combination of hands-on activities that give context for why solar is important – such as an introduction to power plants, fossil fuels, and climate change – and explore the science and applications of solar energy through building mini-solar systems, field studies, and experiments.

A key goal of the NYC Solar Schools Education Program is to connect the solar installations on school buildings to curriculum, allowing teachers to use solar as a tool for students to learn about renewable energy and sustainability, and as a catalyst for STEM learning.


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Multiple Locations, New York City

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