AK EnergySmart Alaska’s K-12 Energy Efficiency Curriculum www.akenergysmart.org Courtney Munson Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) Amy Rath Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) at UAF
Webinar Agenda • Introduction to the AK EnergySmart curriculum and team • Overview of www.akenergysmart.org • Review three AK EnergySmart lessons from the K-2 and 3-5 grade groups • Wrap up and questions
AK EnergySmart Team • Funded by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) • Developed by Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) and Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) • Content reviewers: • Cold Climate Housing Research Center • Alaska Native Knowledge Network • Juneau Economic Development Council’s STEM Program • Pilot teachers from around the state
What is AK EnergySmart? • Alaska-specific; designed with Alaska’s unique cultures, environments, and energy challenges in mind • Purpose: give Alaskan youth a better awareness of how they use energy and the importance of taking measures to use energy wisely both at home and school • 23 lessons from Kindergarten to Grade 12 • Aligned to Alaska’s Grade Level Expectations (GLEs); covers subjects from science and math to reading and social studies
What are various forms and sources of energy? • How do we use energy? What various energy efficiency options are available? • Why do we care about energy efficiency? How can demand side energy efficiency and conservation and generation side energy efficiency reduce overall energy consumption and why is that important? • What direct steps can I take in my school and home to lower consumption?
Let’s Look At AK EnergySmart! • Energy Collage (Grades K-2) • Energy From The Sun (Grades 3-5) • Modern Technology in our Daily Lives (Grades 3-5)
Questions? Thank you for coming! For more info, go to www.akenergysmart.org, or contact us: Courtney Munson, REAP firstname.lastname@example.org 907-929-7770 Amy Rath, ACEP email@example.com