Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities

Step 1 – Attend a Smart Grid for Schools Training Session

Training is encouraged for formal and informal educators who would like to use Smart Grid materials. There is a $100 stipend for attending either training: training on digital materials or training on physical materials. Teachers are welcome to attend multiple trainings, but a teacher can only earn one training stipend each academic year.

Advance registration is required. To register for training, please follow the link provided below to submit name, contact, and school information.

Training on Digital Materials

There are three trainings scheduled for December 2020:
• Monday, December 7 from 3:00-5:00 (for Any Educator)
• Monday, December 7 from 5:30-7:30 (for Any Educator)
• Tuesday, December 8 from 4:30-6:30 (for Any Educator)

Training on Hands-on Materials

Hands-on training is presently scheduled on request.
Please e-mail Dr. Brad Christensen: bachris@ilstu.edu.

Step 2 – Schedule Hands-on Exhibits to Visit Your School (optional)

Completing the Booking Form online will allow you to choose materials and preferred dates. Once you complete the form, our staff will contact you by e-mail to confirm dates and details.

Step 3 – Implement in Your Classroom

Curriculum is available at multiple grade levels for each learning tool. In addition to the easy-to-access curriculum linked below, educators who already have experience with Smart Grid for Schools might be interested in using our online curriculum builders.

Step 4 – Complete Follow-Up Forms & Surveys

We understand that planning, packing, and unpacking materials require an extra effort for teachers. Educators who use two or more tools in their classrooms and who complete the appropriate follow-up forms can earn an additional $150 stipend.

Beginning in Spring 2021, an additional stipend will be available for educators who help us conduct research on the outcomes of Smart Grid for Schools. Please check back for details in the new year!