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1 Energy Workforce and K-12 Energy Literacy Gary Swan Vice President, Development National Energy Foundation 145 S. 400 East Salt Lake City, UT Tel:

2 About the National Energy Foundation 501 (c) (3) non-profit K-12 energy education 32 year track record Our HQ - Salt Lake City, Utah Our work – national Our board – EEI, AGA, NEI, API, NMA, APPA, USEA, INGAA, NGVC

3 The mission of the National Energy Foundation is to cultivate and promote an energy literate society About the National Energy Foundation

4 First … a song!

5 Think about Energy Words and music by Gary Swan

6 What do you know …

7 … about fossil and renewable fuels?

8 Why should you care …

9 … as long as we have enough?

10 For you to grow …

11 … your body needs to get the right stuff.

12 Well, you should know …

13 … that our country is just the same.

14 Energy means power …

15 … to heat and light and cool the way.

16 Energy each hour …

17 … helps to fuel the world’s information age.

18 Nuclear or coal …

19 … hydro, oil, or natural gas.

20 Geothermal …

21 … biomass, solar, or wind.

22 Think about Energy.

23 Think about, Talk about Energy.

24 Think about, Talk about, Do something now …

25 … about our energy for the future.

26 Think about Energy …

27 Think about, Talk about Energy.

28 Show that you care, we all should be aware …

29 … of a crisis looming in the future.

30 Across the sea …

31 … in China and in India, now …

32 … two economies are really starting to show …

33 … that the world has changed.

34 Everybody seems to need oil.

35 And we all feel the pain …

36 … when the price is going sky high.

37 Saving is an answer …

38 … technology is the key …

39 … to unlock the secrets …

40 … of using energy more efficiently.

41 So join with me now …

42 … and take the future’s ultimate test.

43 Let’s discover how …

44 … we’re going to make our energy last.

45 Think about energy.

46 Think about, Talk about Energy.

47 Think about, Talk about, Do something now …

48 … about our energy for the future.

49 Think about Energy …

50 Think about, Talk about Energy.

51 Show that you care, we all should be aware …

52 … of a crisis looming in the future.

53 Think about Energy.

54 Think about, Talk about Energy.

55 Think about, Talk about, Do something now …

56 … about our Energy for the future.

57 What is Energy Illiteracy? What does it mean to be illiterate? Is illiteracy a problem for our society? So what does it mean to be energy illiterate? Is energy illiteracy a problem for our society? Is energy illiteracy a problem for your company?

58 Three Energy Illiteracy Case Studies The heart surgeon The ad exec The geophysicist

59 What is Energy Literacy? Many different definitions We’re even working on a new one Let’s consult the Conceptual Framework for Energy Education...

60 The Seven Concepts to Understand are:  Sources  Uses and applications  Forms and conversions  Impacts  Limits  Future  Conservation and management

61 Does Energy Literacy Really Matter??  Let me introduce to you...  My son!

62 Yes, Energy Literacy Matters! Energy literate teachers help produce energy literate students, and energy literate students are much more likely to enter the energy workforce pipeline. Energy literacy matters!

63 So, How Do We Do It? Think!Talk!Take Action!

64 The NEF Formula Good instructional materials Correlations to national, state, district standards Relationships at state, district, school levels Relationships with colleges and junior colleges Exciting professional development opportunities for teachers Exciting learning opportunities for students

65 Instructional Materials Teacher Guides – grade level specific Instructional Posters Energists School-to-Home Resources Learning Activity Kits

66

67 Professional Development for Teachers Teacher Training Workshops Study Tours Pre-Service Workshops Recertification Credit University Graduate Credit

68 Learning Opportunities for Students Student competitions Career fairs Science fairs Energy patrols School-to-home

69 Funding Community Relations Budget? Corporate Communications Budget? Your Company’s Foundation Grant? Partnership with Other Energy-Related Groups or Companies? Partnership with Other Workforce-Related Groups? STEM Funding

70 Examples of NEF Partnerships NYSERDA (New York) Think! Energy Indiana – Vectren, NIPSCO, IPL, Citizens Gas (Indiana) Think! Energy with E-Power (PPL-sponsored) Johnson Controls, Inc./Philips Lighting (National) Academy for Natural Gas Education (30 states) Energy Systems Technology Education Center (Idaho) Western Energy Training Center (Utah)

71 Partnership Spotlight #1 - NYSERDA 1,000 trained teachers per year Location: New York, virtually statewide K-12 program, divided into K-3, 4-6, and 7-12 NEF energy education curricula Opportunity to increase awareness of energy career opportunities

72 Partnership Spotlight #2 - ESTEC ESTEC – Energy Systems Technology Education Center Location: Southeast Idaho, expanding to entire state of Idaho K-12 program, divided into K-3, 4-6, 7-12 NEF energy education curricula Workforce development focus Increased enrollment and tours of facility

73 Thank You! Gary Swan Vice President, Development National Energy Foundation 145 S. 400 East Salt Lake City, UT Tel:


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