About Solar One and the Climate + Energy Education Intensive
NYCPS is working with DCAS on a mayoral initiative to install 100 MW of solar on City-owned buildings by 2025. A key goal of the NYC Solar Schools Education Program, now called the Climate + Energy Education Intensive, is to connect the solar installations on school buildings to curriculum, allowing teachers to use solar as a tool for students to learn about renewable energy and sustainability, and as a catalyst for STEM learning. Solar One’s K-12 curriculum, GDL, is a STEM-focused, interdisciplinary curriculum that provides students with hands-on experiential learning.
WHO: NYCPS Teachers (Grades 3-12)
WHAT: NYCPS teachers are invited to attend this professional learning opportunity where they will be provided with the training, curriculum, and supplies needed to integrate hands-on, culturally responsive climate resilience and renewable energy activities into their coursework. Participating teachers will receive a materials toolkit for attending which consists of a classroom set of solar circuit supplies. Workshops will offer a total of 5 hours of CTLE professional learning credits. This program is FREE for teachers; all costs are covered by NYCPS through funding from the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).
This PL is not geared towards K-2nd grade teachers, they are welcome to attend if interested, but lesson plans and content will be focused on grade 3 and older students.
Solar One HQ and Workforce Development Center
9-03 44th Road,
Long Island City, NY, 11101
8 am – 2 pm
We have 3 separate offerings available. Each day has the same content. Please register for only one session.
November 1, 2023 – Register Here
November 15, 2023 – Register Here
November 28, 2023 – Register Here
WHAT YOU GET: CTLE credits, FREE materials toolkit, hands-on STEM lesson plans and activities.
Please note: If you have participated in our NYC Solar Schools Education Program, you are welcome to attend again, but content may be the same.