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CE credits

REAP has started teaching classes through UAA and UAF for teachers to earn continuing education credit.  These classes do NOT count toward a degree program, but do count towards recertification of teaching licenses and are provided for free except the cost of the credit through the university.  To find out more and register for either class, email Colleen.

UAA class

ED 581: Energy Literacy in K-12 Classrooms

This course provides an overview of energy from gas, oil, diesel, wind, hydro, geo, solar, etc. It introduces the concepts of energy literacy and how they can be taught in K-12 classrooms using hands-on activities such as those from AK EnergySmart, Wind for Schools, NEED and other sources.  This class typically meets in-person in a local community on a Friday night and all day Saturday with 2 distance classes later in the semester.  Offered through the UAA PACE office.

Next class: Anchorage School District Summer Academy (ASDSA), June 5 & 6, 8 am – 4 pm
Sign up on My Learning Plan today! Non-ASD educators can also enroll in ASDSA courses. Go to www.ASDSA.org and click on “I do not have a MyLearningPlan.com account” in the lower right hand corner. This will direct you to the catalog, where you can search for energy or scroll down to course number 55. Click on the title of the course, and at the next page you can click “enroll” towards the bottom.

UAF class

ED 593/4: Integrating Sustainable Energy in Secondary Classroom Curriculum

This class was held for the first time Spring 2017 and was completely distance delivered. Educators will learn how to integrate sustainable energy into the secondary classroom curriculum by using recordings from the Fall 2016 ENVI 120 (Home Energy Basics) class to present the material to their students. They will also engage their students in discussions, problem solving, and independent projects related to the ENVI 120 class. ENVI 120 covers basics of space heating and electricity use and production for Alaskan homes. Main topics include fundamentals of physics related to home energy, lighting and appliances, energy bills, building science, retrofits, and home renewable energy systems. Course emphasizes how to decrease fossil fuel consumption of homes. The high school students will have the option of taking ENVI 120 for credit, while the teachers guide the high schoolers through the class and identify Alaska Math and Science and Next Generation Science (NGS) standards correlated to the class.  You can check out course topics and materials here.

Next class: sign up by November 1, 2017