Green Energy and STEM Education for High School Teachers
The Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) of Wesleyan University is the lead on a Teacher Quality Partnership Grant designed to empower high school students with the skills needed to be successful in green energy careers. PIMMS is partnering with Central Connecticut State University, the Center for a Sustainable Future at Gateway Community College, and Middletown and New Haven school districts. The summer seven-day workshops will take place at PIMMS and Gateway to provide high school teachers with the content knowledge and tools to bring green energy project-based learning into their classrooms. Three follow-up workshops during the academic year will help put the tools into place and allow teachers to share best practices.
We’re looking forward to helping Connecticut become a leader in green energy fields by helping to prepare the upcoming workforce with math and science skills. A skilled green workforce will benefit the people of Connecticut by improving the economy, reducing energy costs, and helping the environment.