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Virtual Spire Energy Efficiency Teacher Workshop

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Join us virtually at the 2020 Energy Efficiency Educator Workshop. This workshop is a great professional learning opportunity to discover new ways to teach energy.

Explore the science behind energy and sustainability through hands-on, interactive activities and classroom lessons. Although this workshop is virtual, participants will be asked to engage in discussion and hands-on activities using common household materials.

WORKSHOP DETAILS: This is a 2 day workshop!

Wednesday, June 17 and Thursday, June 18 | 9:00 am to 11:30 am OR

Tuesday, August 4 and Wednesday, August 5 | 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Educators must attend both days to qualify for stipend. There will be one project for educators between day 1 and day 2.

• Background information about energy topics including forms and sources
• Discussion of energy efficiency and conservation
• Connections between energy and electricity
• Renewable energy sources and solutions


• A stipend* Must live or work within Spire Service Territory to qualify for stipend

• Digital copies of all lesson activities and energy curriculum

• Energy science toolkit to get started bringing lessons to life in their classroom - these will be sent near the end of summer

Questions? Contact Maggie McCoy at


Who Should Attend? Educators from formal or informal setting with an interest in learning more about teaching
energy topics including efficiency, renewable energy sources and sustainability. Activities covered throughout the two days are aligned to support meeting state standards and designed to be scaled to a variety of grade levels.

Is this workshop going to be one big lecture? Absolutely not! We've come up with several activities to get participants moving and interacting with each other and their environment. We'll showcase some creative ways you can engage with students either in the classroom or virtually with energy lessons.

Will I need anything to participate? Our activities are designed to be flexible and if supplies are needed they will be supplies found in most homes. We will send out a supply list before the workshop for you to gather materials. There will be no required supplies so if you don't have something - don't worry you can still participate!

I attended last year, should I attend again? YES! We would love to have you back - you can share your experiences teaching about energy with the lessons, help others learn more and more. We will also be introducing new lessons and discussion topics to help you continue to build your skills as an energy efficiency educator.

How do I know if I qualify for a stipend? To find out if your school qualifies visit: If you live or work in a community that Spire services you qualify.

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