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Energizing Student Potential: STEM Curriculum, Resources, and Professional Development
OSSE is pleased to announce Energizing Student Potential, a STEM-focused energy program for public and public charter schools serving grades 5‐8 in the District of Columbia. This program is a partnership between OSSE, the District of Columbia Public Schools, Pepco and the Exelon Foundation, and the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. This program brings together standards‐based curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and the District’s Environmental Literacy Framework, for use by librarians, media specialists, STEM coordinators, and teachers in both the library and classroom settings.
Participating schools will receive the following:
• Common Core and NGSS-aligned curriculum and hands‐on materials kits for classroom use;
• Energizing Student Potential (ESP) energy fair kit and grant to host a school energy carnival;
• School building energy audit with energy professionals;
• Information about STEM career opportunities in energy through connections with professionals in the field; and
• Three full-day professional development sessions for educators (Oct. 27, 2017; Dec. 13, 2017; and Feb. 13, 2018).
Capacity is limited to 50 schools. Applications for this program are due by Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Apply online – this program is free of charge.
For more information or questions, please contact Lauren Allen at Lauren.Allen@dc.gov.