ERIC Number: ED222665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Model Solar Energy Training Program III. Final Report.
Talcott Mountain Science Center, Avon, CT.
Recognizing that an important key to success of developing solar technologies is the availability of skilled labor to produce, install, and maintain it, the Talcott Mountain Science Center in Avon, Connecticut created a training program for vocational-technical and high school staff. The program's goal was to develop curriculum materials that would enable these teachers to add solar energy technical training to their vocational curricula. These materials were developed in the first two phases of the program. In this final phase, 4 objectives were met: (1) an instructional resource guide to be used as a curriculum infusion unit by vocational education teachers in the area of solar energy was distributed; (2) the awareness of vocational education teachers to existing curriculum materials was increased; (3) a series of solar energy workshops throughout the state, attracting 25 to 30 participants each, was conducted; and (4) participants of the Model Solar Energy Training Programs I and II were identified and selected to help conduct workshops in their regions. In addition to these activities for classroom teachers, an initial workshop for supervisors and administrators to review the material and activities developed by Talcott Mountain Science Center was held. (The curriculum guide, with lesson plans for suggested activities in the area of solar installations, is included in this document.) (KC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Heat, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Material Development, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Solar Radiation, State Curriculum Guides, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Talcott Mountain Science Center, Avon, CT.
Note: For a related document, see ED 208 146.