Solar One Distance Learning Resources
In an effort to support schools during this challenging time, Solar One is planning to offer free online webinars for NYC DOE teachers, and distance learning lessons for NY and NJ public schools. The distance learning lessons center around energy efficiency, electricity generation, and renewable energy. Content is broken out by ES, MS and HS levels.
Professional Learning webinars will provide CTLE credits for NYS teachers and will be offered as a full day training on a weekend, or several after school trainings. During the workshops, Solar One will train teachers on solar and energy focused distance learning lessons.
NOTE: Webinars are ONLY for teachers who have not participated in an NYC Solar Schools PD before.
The classroom distance learning program will provide opportunities for:
- 1 day of live “classroom visits” to introduce topics and kick off the program (up to 4 classes). This will include discussion with students, q & a, and solar demos (Note: Live visits are optional)
- Comprehension questions for videos
- Virtual assignments for each lesson
The program is designed to be flexible so that teachers can incorporate content into their existing classroom format, and they are compatible with Google classroom. Teachers will be able to select how they want to give assessments and can set their own pace for the delivery.
Lesson Overview: All activities are broken out by elementary, middle and high school
- Solar Insolation- How does solar insolation impact how solar power is produced?
- Intro to Solar Power & Solar System Sizing- How does solar work and how can we design a solar system
- Intro to Renewable Energy & Energy Decision Making- What are the pros and cons of different renewable energy technologies?
If you are interested in Solar One’s distance learning resources, please fill out our distance learning interest form and we will follow up soon.
About The Green Design Lab Curriculum
The Green Design Lab™ (GDL) curriculum explores urban environmental sustainability and climate change through hands-on and interactive activities. Using a creative approach to problem solving, GDL inspires students in STEM, emerging green technology, and green careers.
The GDL curriculum, with units for Elementary, Middle and High School, contains a wealth of hands-on activities for student-led investigations, with an emphasis on engineer, problem-solving, design, and innovation. Each curriculum unit comes complete with student readers and teacher instructional guides for leading the activities.
The K-5 and 6-8 curriculum is comprised of five units – Energy, Water, Materials, Air, and Food, each containing 10-15 lessons. Students explore solar power, power plants, watersheds, indoor air quality, and healthy living.
CleanTech, Solar One’s high school curriculum funded by the National Science Foundation, engages students in sustainable design, emerging clean technologies and sustainability-related policy and economic issues at the local, national and global level. Through four units – Energy, Materials, Water and Food – students learn about topics like electric grid transmission, renewable energy, battery storage, demand management, water technologies, biomimicry, stormwater management, and hydroponics, to name a few.