2016 Summer Institute for Educators… registration now open

The 5-day Solar Schoolhouse Summer Institute for Educators (SIE) for 2016 is scheduled for July 24th-29th, in Sebastopol, California. This the 14th year we’ve offered this solar energy  professional development experience for educators.  Consistent themes are hands-on, relevant, real-world… and fun!  As you explore Climate Science and it’s effects with your students, it’s important to provide an element of hope… through exploring clean energy options. Increased solar literacy provides students the necessary tools to become active participants as we move toward a clean energy future.

Educators at the 2015 Summer Institute share their finished projects.

Educators at the 2015 Summer Institute share their finished projects.

2RockSolar_20120302 007-ParallelPowerSMParticipating Educators learn the fundamentals and history of passive solar design, solar thermal, and solar electricity, then apply these lessons in a variety of projects (simple solar ovens, model solar homes, solar powered fountains, cell phone chargers, LED lights, and more).  Lessons are adapted to your teaching situation and aligned with Common Core & Next Generation Science Standard goals.

Limited scholarships are available. To Learn more and to Register visit http://solarschoolhouse.org/sie2016/