We’ve scheduled the following workshops for Glendale (CA) area educators. The workshops are FREE and participants receive curriculum and materials for their classroom or school/organization. Solar Schoolhouse Glendale is sponsored by Glendale Water and Power.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-829-3154 with any questions.
Nov. 7th. Solar Cooking + Solar Oven Design Workshop
when: Nov. 7th, 2017. 3:30 – 5:30pm
where: Mountain Ave. Elementary School. 2307 Mountain Ave. La Crescenta, CA
who: educators, all grade levels (k-12)
Instructor(s): Tor Allen, Founder of The Rahus Institute/Solar Schoolhouse + Mary Landau
Description: We’re excited to offer this new Workshop for Glendale Educators. In this session, we’ll learn about the art and science of cooking with Sunshine. In addition, we’ll share teaching tips and curriculum for engaging your students in solar cooking, and/or designing their own solar cookers. You’ll also build your own mini‐ solar cooker, made with cardboard.
Each participating school at the workshop is eligible to receive a FREE SUNOVEN along with a set of cookware, and additional accessories for building your own solar cookers. Participating educators will also receive a set of Your Solar Home Readers for your classroom, along with accompanying curriculum. Your Solar Home curriculum connects students to the real world by sharing the history, art and science of solar energy applications using your home as the ultimate solar collector.
(Nov. 8) Solar Preparedness Charger Workshop
when: Nov. 8th, 2017. 3:45 – 630pm
where: Rosemont Middle School. 4725 Rosemont Ave, RM 7301 (Celine Young), La Crescenta, CA
who: educators working with middle and high school age students
Instructor: Tor Allen, Founder of The Rahus Institute/Solar Schoolhouse
Description: We’re excited to offer this new Workshop for Glendale Educators. In this session, we’ll learn how we can utilize solar energy to provide power for communication and lighting needs, on a routine basis and for emergencies.
The Solar Notebook + E123 Charger that we’ll build at this workshop combines several small photovoltaic modules together with USB car charger, a 2600 mAh PowerBank, USB LED Light Bulb & Light Stick, mounted on repurposed campaign signs (coroplast).
The project we’re proposing has several parts:
a. Through building the Solar Charger, student teams will learn about solar electricity, basic circuits, wiring, soldering.
b. Once the Charger is built, student teams will form questions about how to best use it, and then conduct several experiments to measure charging times, etc.
c. Combining test results into a USER Guide. This can be in English, just pictures, or language of your choice (depends on your audience).
d. Assuming that students think this is worthwhile tool for families in the area, organize and lead a workshop for your Community. Solar Schoolhouse will provide materials at subsidized rate, but students will need to figure out how much to charge.
Educators attending this workshop will receive a set of Solar Notebook Charger kits to get started, along with a set of tools for building the chargers.
Since 2000, the Solar Schoolhouse Program has hosted over 1000 educators in professional development workshops, providing curriculum and project materials for exploring solar energy in a k12 setting.
Solar Schoolhouse Glendale is a Public Benefit Program of Glendale Water and Power.