Secondary Education Resources
- National Energy Foundation is a unique 501 (c) 3 nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the development, dissemination and implementation of supplementary educational materials and programs. These low-cost resources for education relate primarily to energy, water, natural resources, science and math, technology, conservation, and the environment. All enrich and enhance teaching and learning.
- The National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) provides curriculum, teacher training, and student leadership. Educators know that attending NEED training and using NEED curriculum allows them to deliver a balanced approach to energy education in their classroom. NEED provides free teacher and student guides and other materials from grades K-12.
- U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA): Teacher and student resources including lessons, teacher guides, games & activities, career guides.
- Environmental Protection Agency provides an array of environmental and science-based lesson plans, activities, and idea for teachers. Select the Energy tab to see energy-related content.
- Department of Energy site provides STEM resources for students, teachers and the energy workforce.
- Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) education and workforce development activities focused on further development and enhancement of workforce skills as well as engaging and inspiring the future workforce.
- Ford PAS: Next Generation Learning mobilizes educators, employers, and community leaders to create a new generation of young people who will graduate from high school both college- and career-ready–an emerging workforce prepared to compete successfully in the 21st-century economy. Free energy modules fall under the theme of Sustainability.
- TryEngineering offers a variety of free lesson plans that align with education standards to allow teachers and students to apply engineering principles in the classroom.
- Project Lead the Way (PLTW) provides learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. They create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills. They provide teachers with the training, resources and support they need to engage students in real-world learning.
- Teach Engineering is a digital library comprised of standards-aligned curricula for K-12 educators to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design. Educators have FREE access to the collection of activities, lessons, units, maker challenges, sprinkles, and living labs.
- Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success is a curriculum developed by the Office of Disability Employment Policy focused on teaching “soft”–or workforce readiness–skills to youth. Created as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted toward youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is composed of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem-solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.
- Certificate Program (130 instructional hours) Energy Industry Fundamentals
Energy Industry Curriculum & Teaching Resources
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