Pepco and the Exelon Foundation, in partnership with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project and Montgomery County Public Schools, launched Energizing Student Potential (ESP), a STEM-focused energy program for grades 4 – 8 in Montgomery County Public Schools in December 2017. Now in its third year, this program brings together standards-based curriculum for use by library media specialists and teachers in both the library and classroom setting.
Energizing Student Potential is a collaborative educational initiative designed to empower students to explore opportunities in STEM fields and help them discover their own path to innovation through a variety of classroom subjects. ESP is designed to help educators bring energy into the school and to provide all the tools and resources necessary for students and educators to learn together, explore energy together, and teach their local communities about energy. The program begins with an energizing workshop in January and culminates with the school submitting a video or presentation that highlights student energy activities throughout the year. Projects are reviewed for awards.
Participation in ESP provides schools the following opportunities:
Students and educators engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities in library and classroom activities while learning fundamental principles of energy use and conservation. Students learn best when engaged in inquiry learning, and the activities and explorations included in the program allow them to think, explore, share, and develop a profound respect for energy and the world around them.
We know that teaching others helps us learn as well, and the Kids Teaching Kids philosophy woven throughout The NEED Project curriculum helps keep students of all learning styles engaged and excited to learn. The lessons and projects in this program are designed to allow students
to teach their peers as well as their local community.
Deadline is open until November 1, 2019, Apply Today