Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM CST
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Byron Generating Station
4450 N German Church Road
Byron, IL 61010

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Wendi Moss 
The NEED Project 

2019 Energizing Student Potential Workshop - Byron, IL 

If you are unable to complete you registration please email wmoss@need.org.

Energizing Student Potential is a program provided by Exelon Foundation and Exelon Generation in partnership with The NEED Project


  • It’s FREE
  • Breakfast & lunch
  • Substitute reimbursement
  • Over $1,000 of classroom energy kits and curriculum
  • ESP Energy Fair in a Box materials
  • Opportunities for Educational School Energy Audits with our Energy Manager
  • Standards aligned curriculum (Illinois, Next Gen, Etc)
  • Opportunities to showcase your school ESP program and network with other schools
  • Mini-grants, access to STEM professionals and more!  


7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
Check-In; Begin Pre-Assessment, Meet your Fellow Participants

7:45 a.m. Workshop begins with ESP Bingo - Learn about the ESP program and make friends in this fun activity! 

8:15 a.m. Welcome from ESP Partners and Leadership Team

8:30 a.m. Science of Energy
Investigate the forms of energy and energy transformations using the Science of Energy kit. 

10:00 a.m. Energy Round-Up and the Forms and Sources of Energy
Learn more about how the nation’s energy resources are formed, produced, and used.

 10:30 a.m. It’s Electric!
Investigate the basics of electricity, electricity generation in your state, and how energy transmission is managed.

 11:30 a.m. Lunch

 12:15 p.m. See Run Do! 

12:30 p.m. Exploring Nuclear
Activities help teachers and students understand and investigate the basics of nuclear energy.    

1:45 p.m. ESP Program Overview
Understand ESP program resources – Energy Audits, ESP Energy Fairs, and more! 

2:15 p.m. Energy Efficiency and Audits – Your students 'audit’ enjoy this!
Discuss the opportunity for energy audits in the program and gain some insight into efficiency and conservation in the classroom.

2:45 p.m. Signing Up for Opportunities, Selecting Kits and Curriculum for the Classroom

3:00 p.m. Q&A, Next Steps and Adjourn