[November 18, 2012] Teachers get bright ideas for lessons during solar workshop in Camarillo.
(Article in Ventura County Star) Twenty teachers from across Ventura County learned at a Saturday workshop about solar energy concepts they can bring to their classrooms to inspire students. Funded by a $10,000 grant from Edison International to the Sustainability Council of Ventura County, the workshop was offered for teacher professional development in the area of energy and the environment. It was held at Camarillo’s Conference and Educational Services Center. “In order to provide a great program for students, we have to provide the support for teachers,” said Debby West, the Oak Park Unified School District’s science enrichment specialist. “Edison International gets that.” Tor Allen, with Solar Schoolhouse, led the workshop, which included video and hands-on projects the teachers will bring back to their students. “We work with teachers to bring solar energy into….[READ MORE]