Additional Curriculum and Resources

Check here regularly for useful educational materials from CEWD and other energy-industry organizations.

Curriculum

Troops to Energy Jobs Work Ready Boot Camp

Employability Skills

Nuclear Work Ready Boot Camp
Summary 1
Summary 2
Program Plan

Partnered Programs

 

Other Resources

Resources for Teachers and Guidance Counselors

Resources for Parents

Get Into Energy: Videos on Energy Careers

Workforce Development/Education Resources for CEWD Members

 

Elementary / Secondary Education Resources

www.nef1.org
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.

www.need.org
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.

www.fordpas.org
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.

www.tryengineering.org
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.

www.whycareers.com
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.

Free SmartGrid Videos from IEEE Power and Energy Society
A Smart Grid for Intelligent Use Part 1
A Smart Grid for Intelligent Use Part 2

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.

Elementary School
Middle School
High School

Engineering Curriculum Resources
Engineering is Elementary: Engineering & Technology Lessons for Children
Project Lead the Way
TeachEngineering
NCTL K-12 Programs Engineering Curricula
Design Engineering
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
http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/softskills/
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.

 

Post-Secondary Education Resources

Free SmartGrid Videos from IEEE Power and Energy Society
A Smart Grid for Intelligent Use Part 1
A Smart Grid for Intelligent Use Part 2