Additional Curriculum and Resources
Check here regularly for useful educational materials from CEWD and other energy-industry organizations.
Elementary / Secondary Education Resources
National Energy Foundation is a unique 501 (c) 3 nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the development, dissemination, and implementation of supplementary educational materials and programs. These low-cost resources for education relate primarily to energy, water, natural resources, science and math, technology, conservation, and the environment. All enrich and enhance teaching and learning.
The National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) provides curriculum, teacher training, and student leadership. Educators know that attending NEED training and using NEED curriculum allows them to deliver a balanced approach to energy education in their classroom. NEED provides free teacher and student guides and other materials from grades K-12.
Ford PAS: Next Generation Learning mobilizes educators, employers, and community leaders to create a new generation of young people who will graduate from high school both college- and career-ready--an emerging workforce prepared to compete successfully in the 21st century economy. Free energy modules fall under the theme of Sustainability.
TryEngineering offers a variety of free lesson plans that align with education standards to allow teachers and students to apply engineering principles in the classroom.
WhyCareers is a supplemental middle school energy program and curriculum based on the virtual power plant in Whyville, the learning-based virtual world for teens and tweens. Eight supplemental lesson plans provide integrated math, science and career education, covering energy jobs, energy science, and the math middle schoolers struggle to master, but whose mastery leads to success in energy and other STEM careers.
Additional Lesson Plans
There are a wealth of free lesson plans from energy-related education groups for elementary, middle, and high school teachers on energy topics such as applied math and science, renewable energy, and nuclear. Check out the compilation of links to these resources below.
Engineering Curriculum Resources
Engineering is Elementary: Engineering & Technology Lessons for Children
Project Lead the Way
NCTL K-12 Programs Engineering Curricula
Intel Design and Discovery
ZOOM into Engineering
New Formulas for America's Workforce: Girls in Science and Engineering
Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success
Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success is a curriculum developed by the Office of Disability Employment Policy focused on teaching "soft"--or workforce readiness--skills to youth. Created as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted toward youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is composed of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.