Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 4:30 PM EDT
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Wendi Moss 
The NEED Project 

2020 Massachusetts Virtual Energy Education Conference 

Sponsored by

If you are unable to register for the virtual conference please email wmoss@need.org for assistance.
• Educators interested in Energy!
• Science and STEM Teachers
• After school program leaders
• CTE teachers
• K-12 teachers
• Teachers needing ideas forvirtual learning
• Conference Materials
• PDP Certificate• Fun Prizes
• Grad Credit Available
• Massachusetts standards aligned curriculum
• Stipend, NEED Science of Energy and EnergyEfficiency & Conservation Kits.




Sunday, August 2, 2020 - Welcome and Quick Orientation to the Conference

4:30 p.m.             Welcome and Virtual Conference Orientation

Learn more about Mass Save and its sponsors, the NEED Project and the plan for the conference. Meet your NEED facilitators this week and work in a break-out session to get to know fellow participants.   The conference sessions are designed to improve your energy knowledge as a consumer, to provide lessons and activities to return to the classroom with, and to allow you to explore ways to integrate more energy efficiency into your classroom programs (virtual or in-person).

  • Zoom Orientation, Norms and Expectations
  • Facilitator Introductions
  • What’s in your energy supplies box?
  • Experience Your Break-Out Rooms - Introductions
  • Introduce our Energy Scavenger Hunt Game! Throughout the conference, find all 10 energy source sidekicks on NEED’s website. The first three participants to find all will receive a prize.   
  • Energy Jeopardy

5:15 p.m.             NEED Resources, Q&A, NGSS Connections, Pre-Assessment

5:30 p.m.             Adjourn

Monday, August 3, 2020

8:50 a.m.             Log In, Check Technology and Supplies

9:00 a.m.             Welcome


9:15 a.m.             Introduction to the Science of Energy

9:30 a.m.             Science of Energy Break-Out Sessions

Small groups will work together to explore stations of the NEED Science of Energy Kit.  

10:00 a.m.           Prep Presentation of Station Content for General Session

10:10 a.m.           Science of Energy Round-Up! 

Groups share key content items from Science of Energy explorations.   

10:40 a.m.          Quick Break

10: 50 a.m.         Light it Up!  


Participants participate in this challenge to Light It Up!

11:15 a.m.           Teaching Energy Today

Hints, Tips and Tools for teaching in today’s classroom

11:45 a.m.           Exploring Energy Break-Out Sessions

Session One and Two: Solar Energy  

  • Solar Energy 101: Nature Print Paper, UV Beads, Building a Solar Oven

Session Three and Four:  Wind Energy

  • Wind Energy 101: Building an Anemometer and Wind Can Do Work

12:45 p.m.          Wrap-Up and Afternoon Activity – Energy Expos

Before tomorrow’s session, using the Secondary Energy Info book, prep a quick poster, ppt, song, or poem to share at least five facts about your assigned energy topic. 

1:00 p.m.             Q&A and Adjourn


Tuesday, August 4, 2020 

8:50 a.m.             Login, Supplies Check, Technology Check

9:00 a.m.             Massachusetts Electric Connections – Understanding the Energy Mix of Massachusetts

9:20 a.m.             Sharing Your Expo Break-Outs


9:45 a.m.             Exploring Energy Break-Out Sessions

Session One and Two: Solar Energy  

  • Solar Energy 101: Nature Print Paper, UV Beads, Building a Solar Oven

Session Three and Four:  Wind Energy

  • Wind Energy 101: Building an Anemometer and Wind Can Do Work

10:45 a.m.           Quick Break

11:00 a.m.           Speaker:  Transportation Solutions in New England – Natural Gas and Electric Vehicles

11:30 a.m.           Stretch Break

11:35 a.m.           Understanding Energy Resources – Candy Collector

12:00 p.m.          Grade Level Break-Out Sessions

Fun explorations, games and activities for students by grade level. This session will include an opportunity to share best practices in both “in-person” and “virtual” classrooms by grade level.   

12:30 p.m.          NEED Resources and Q&A, Independent Learning Assignment (Home Energy Audit)

1:00 p.m.             Adjourn

Wednesday, August 5, 2020


8:50 a.m.             Login, Supplies Check, Technology Check

9:15 a.m.             EdTech for Teaching Energy Virtually

Thinking through what the classroom looks like this fall – and learning some great EdTech opportunities to use and share. Flipped Classrooms, Flipgrid, EdPuzzle, Zoom, Google Classroom Tools and more 

9:45 a.m.             Intro to Energy Efficiency and Conservation

10:00 a.m.           The Energy House Challenge

Learn about efficiency, conservation and economic returns by building an energy-efficient model home

11:15 a.m.           Announce Winners – and Quick Break

11:30 a.m.           Energy Efficiency Break-Out Sessions

Session One:   This Week in Energy Conservation, Energy Stories and More

Session Two:  Energy Night Live
These activities allow for interdisciplinary integration of language arts skills.  Groups make quick presentations about energy conservation at home and on the road

12:15 p.m.          Synthesizing the Conference Breakouts

12:30 p.m.          What’s Next?   Q&A, Post-Assessment, Evaluation and Kit Orders

1:00 p.m.             Thank You to our Sponsors and Adjourn

1:00 p.m.             Graduate Credit Participants Remain for a 10-minute session to discuss project for credit