Lea Ann Frank and Angie Escue, both GCMS science teachers, have been selected to attend the 2014 Energy Conference for Educators, sponsored by The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. They will join other teachers from around the country for five interactive days of the most up-to-date information on all aspects of energy including consumption, efficiency, environmental and economic impacts. The conference will be held July 20-24 in Savannah, GA.
Frank taught an energy-related college and career class this past school year, with students earning a grant from WRECC to implement efficiencies at the middle school.
According to Escue, new science standards will have an increased emphasis on the subject. The training and materials they will bring back are designed to provide innovative hands-on learning for the classroom, multi-disciplinary teams, and after-school programs.
The NEED Project is a nonprofit education association with over 34 years of experience in energy education and curriculum development. NEED’s materials and programs are an integral part of the energy education process in 65,000 classrooms nationwide.