Professional Development

Upcoming Workshops

Date Topic Location
November 9, 2019
9am-3pm
Junior Solar Sprint Car Building
Free JSS kit to each participant!
Register Here
FSEC
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa,FL32922
January 25, 2020
9am-3pm
Solar Cooker
Register Here
FSEC
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa,FL32922
June 16, 2020
9am-3pm
Junior Solar Sprint Car Building
Free JSS kit to each participant!
Register Here
FSEC
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa,FL32922
June 17, 2020
9am-3pm
Solar Cooker
Register Here
FSEC
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa,FL32922
July 14, 2020
9am-3pm
Junior Solar Sprint Car Building
Free JSS kit to each participant!
Register Here
FSEC
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa,FL32922
 July 15, 2020
9am-3pm
Solar Cooker
Register Here
FSEC
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa,FL32922

 

Workshop Descriptions

Junior Solar Sprint race pictureJunior Solar Sprint
The Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is a program that challenges students to design, build and race model-sized, solar-powered vehicles. Learn strategies that veteran JSS teachers and mentors have used over the years to create winning teams. In service credits are available.

Teachers working on a Rube Goldberg contraption at an EnergyWhiz workshop.Rube Goldberg Machine Building
This workshop is offered for teachers who wish to implement the Energy Transfer Machine competition in their curriculum.   Fuel cells, energy transfers, Rube-Goldberg type machines, and techniques to inspire hands-on learning will be explored. In service credits are available.

Teachers construct a solar cooker at a workshop photoSolar Cookers
This workshop provides teachers with hands-on experiences and tools to implement solar cooker design projects in their own classrooms. Workshops attendance is limited to two teachers per school. In service credits are available.

Teachers use solar panels during a workshop photoSunSmart
Would you like to bring the science of solar energy into your classroom? Explore the basics of photovoltaics and solar thermal technologies through hands-on learning during this workshop. In service credits are available.

students show off their energy innovations project to judges at EnergyWhiz photoEnergy Innovations
This workshop is offered for teachers who wish to implement full scale photovoltaic design and construction projects in their curriculum.  Topics include DC electric fundamentals, multi-meter usage, electrical safety, and photovoltaics in the classroom. In service credits are available.

Hydrogen fuel cell being used at a teacher workshop photoOur Hydrogen Future
Our Hydrogen Future covers the historical aspects of hydrogen, safety, basic properties and emerging technologies. Facilitators model an inquiry-based approach to learning. All participants receive materials and access to hands-on equipment for use in their classrooms. In service credits are available.

 

For Energy Education questions, contact Susan Schleith at susan@fsec.ucf.edu.