NYC Solar Schools Program Registration

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The NYC DOE Office of Sustainability and the STEM Department are partnering to launch the NYC Solar Schools Education Program. DOE is working with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) on a mayoral initiative to install a combined 100 MW of solar photovoltaic capacity on city-owned buildings, per goals outlined in OneNYC, New York City’s plan for sustainability and resiliency. See below for more details on the workshops!

Please note that the Elementary School workshops are designed for teachers working with grades 3-5.


The NYC Solar Workshops will take place during school hours- from 9:00am-3:00pm

Professional Development Training Dates:

Brooklyn Elementary: Jan 31, Mar 16, May 12 at P.S. 84 Jose De Diego
Brooklyn Middle School: Jan 31, Mar 21, May 16 at J.H.S. 088 Peter Rouget
Brooklyn High School: Jan 30, Mar 29, May 23 at Edward R. Murrow HS

Bronx Elementary: Feb 1, Apr 6, June 8 at P.S. 055 Ben Franklin
Bronx Middle School: Jan 24, Apr 3, May 11 at The Urban Science Academy
Bronx High School: Jan 30, Mar 31, June 8 at Pelham Lab High School

Queens Elementary: Jan 24, Mar 21, May 16 at P.S. 122 Mamie Fay
Queens Middle School: Feb 1, Apr 5, June 8 at M.S. 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne
Queens High School: Feb 2, Apr 3, May 31 at Thomas A. Edison HS

Manhattan Elementary: Jan 27, Mar 14, May 15 at P.S. 84M The Lillian Weber School
Manhattan Middle School: Jan 27, Mar 17, May 12 at NYSERDA Offices- 1359 Broadway
Manhattan High School: Feb 7, Apr 5, May 25 at The High School for Environmental Studies

Staten Island Elementary: Jan 26, Apr 4, June 6 at P.S. 10 The Fort Hill Collaborative School
Staten Island Middle School: Feb 3, Apr 6, June 9 at I.S. 75 Frank D Paulo
Staten Island High School: Jan 30, Mar 27, May 17 at Tottenville High School

About Solar One
Solar One’s K-12 curriculum, The Green Design Lab (GDL), is a STEM-focused, interdisciplinary sustainability program that provides students with hands-on experiential learning. The NYC Solar Schools workshop 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 this 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. As part of this program, teachers will have the opportunity to participate in a 3 day professional development training series with Solar One- a non-profit green energy education organization. The Solar One PD workshops are interactive, leading teachers through hands-on activities so that they have the opportunity to learn by doing. This program will be delivered FREE to interested teachers; all costs will be paid for by DOE through funding from DCAS. All participating teachers will be provided with the training, curriculum, standards alignment, and other resources they need to integrate solar content and activities into their coursework.


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