Training for Teachers

As part of the Solar Schools Program, PG&E offers a free one-day solar energy training course to teachers throughout northern and central California.

Solar Schools Curriculum

Activity-packed workshops provide teachers with the most up-to-date information on all aspects of solar energy

  • Science of Energy
  • Sources of Energy
  • Consumption
  • Electricity
  • Efficiency
  • Environmental and Economic Impacts

Workshop Schedule

The National Energy Development Project (NEED), PG&E's non-profit partner, provides individualized instruction and support for teachers who desire to provide innovative classroom energy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to attend PG&E Solar Schools teacher training workshops?
All K-12 public school teachers in PG&E's service area are invited to attend our one-day workshops taught by instructors from the National Energy Education Development Project.

How much does it cost?
The teacher training session is free. Teachers are provided with a substitute stipend, lunch, and valuable networking time.

Why should a teacher attend?
The Solar Schools curriculum is tied closely to California state standards. The PG&E Solar Schools curriculum makes math, science and English fun for students. Workshop participants receive the instruction and materials to implement innovative hands-on energy units in their classrooms.

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