Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM CST
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ComEd Rockford Training Center
403 Energy Ave
Rockford, IL 61109

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Wendi Moss 
The NEED Project 


2019 Illinois Wind Workshop - Rockford 


If you are unable to complete your registration please email wmoss@need.org to be placed on a wait list.


  • K-12th Grade Teachers
  • STEM Educators



  • It’s FREE
  • Lunch and substitute reimbursement provided
  • A Hands-on wind education kit for your school
  • Materials aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core standards

8:30 a.m.         Registration
Pick up NEED materials and conference supplies. 

 8:45 a.m.         Welcome and Wind Energy Bingo
Welcome! Review goals and objectives for the workshop and begin planning ways to use the NEED materials and training in your school.  Play Wind Energy Bingo!

 9:15 a.m.         Science of Energy
An understanding of energy and energy transformations sets the foundation for learning about wind generated electricity. 

10:00 a.m.       Wind Energy 101

10:30 a.m.       Teaching Language Arts with Wind
Use interdisciplinary lessons to integrate more wind in the classroom too!

11:30 a.m.       Wind Energy in Illinois

12:15 p.m.      Lunch

 1:00 p.m.         Using Wind for Schools Data Acquisition
Learn where Wind for Schools data is housed online and how to access it.

1:15 p.m.         Exploring Wind Activities
Explore how wind energy does work for us.  These lessons and activities provide activities to engage students in learning about wind energy. 

2:30 p.m.         Tour the ComEd Rockford Training Center

3:15 p.m.         Paperwork and Other Stuff:  Complete Workshop Evaluations, Post-workshop assessment.

3:30 p.m.         Adjourn 

Special Thank you to
Exelon Foundation
Illinois Wind for School
US Department of Energy Wind for Schools Program