About the Conference
The 2013 Tri-State Energy Conference brings together educators (teaching grades 4-12), who are electric cooperative members or teach at schools that are members of Tri-State’s service area. The three day conference provides participants with the most up-to-date information on all aspects of energy including the science of energy, sources of energy, transportation, consumption, electricity, efficiency and environmental and economic impacts.
Participants receive the training and materials to implement innovative hands-on energy units for their classrooms, multi-disciplinary teams, and after-school programs.
Thanks to support of Tri-State’s member cooperatives, there is no cost for educators in the Tri-State service area to participate. Educators outside of the Tri-State service area are welcome to apply and funding will be sought on their behalf. Lodging, meals, transportation and conference materials are provided. Attending teachers receive a NEED Science of Energy Kit, a class-set of NEED Energy Infobooks (at grade level), access to all NEED Curriculum Guides, and supplemental resources.
The goals of the conference include expanding educator knowledge of the following subjects related to energy:
• The science of energy, forms of energy, and energy transformations
• Renewable and nonrenewable energy resources, their development, use, and impact on economics and environment
• Generation and transmission of electricity
• Development and use of transportation fuels and the connection of all fuels to the economy and the environment
• Efficient use of energy and the use of energy technologies for conservation and reduction of waste
The conference will also integrate energy curriculum materials into classrooms at any grade level and with any group of students and with all learning styles. It will also focus on the successful achievement of state education goals using correlations of NEED materials to the National Science Education Standards and state standards. Need to meet your math and language arts Common Core Standards? This conference will help!