NYC Solar Schools Professional Learning- Elementary Schools 2019-2020

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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 Elementary School teachers, grades 3-5, are invited to attend the NYC Solar Schools Education Program. Workshops take place during school hours from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm. 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:

Bronx Elementary: Wednesday 12/18/19, Friday 1/31/20- Location PS 43 Jonas Bronck, 165 Brown Pl, The Bronx, NY
Queens Elementary: Tuesday 12/3/19, Monday 1/13/20- The NY Hall of Science
Staten Island Elementary: Tuesday 11/12/19, Monday 2/3/20- Location PS 69 144 Keating Pl, Staten Island, NY 10314
Brooklyn Elementary: Tuesday 11/5/19 Election Day, Wednesday 1/29/19- Location PS 93 William H. Prescott

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.

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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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