Greeting Colleagues:  Are your students interested in career pathways in health or science?  Here is a way to learn about and use energy concepts and explore free, online teaching resources.
 
ENERGY SCIENCE:  Teaching Energy Literacy to Adults
This professional development opportunity combines an online course with an opening webinar, ongoing discussion, and development of an energy literacy lesson or unit for your students. The core content comes from a new resource in the Literacy Information and Communication (LINCS, http://lincs.ed.gov) Resource Collection titled, Teaching Energy Literacy to Adult Learners. The self-paced course, part of the LINCS Learning Portal Science Series, and resource explain the concept of energy literacy, and introduce the Energy Literacy Framework developed by the U.S. Department of Energy.  The online course includes videos and a wide variety of teaching resources.  As we move through the course, we will share our reflections, suggestions, and science teaching resources through a dedicated discussion strand in the LINCS Community of Practice.
 
Course Dates: February 23, 2016 to March 22, 2016
Webinar Date/Time: February 23, 2016/3:00-4:00 pm Eastern
 
Registration Deadline: February 16, 2016
 
Registration: http://rpdc1.weebly.com/ 
 
Facilitator: Cynthia Zafft
 
Estimated Completion Time: approximately 7 hours total 
 
Expectations for the Course: Participants are expected to complete activities according to the course schedule, read all assigned materials and other resources, respond to discussion prompts,  and respond thoughtfully to other's postings. Participants must successfully complete course requirements to receive a certificate of completion.