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Edutopia Project Based Learning Guide

Edutopia.org’s Project-Based Learning professional development guide can be used for a two- to three-hour session, or expanded for a one- to two-day workshop, and is divided into two parts. Part one is a guided process, designed to give participants a brief introduction to project-based learning (PBL), and answers the questions “Why is PBL important?”, “What is PBL about?”, and “How does PBL work?” Part two assigns readings and activities for experiential PBL. Ideally, the tasks will be accomplished using group collaboration and with the use of technology. These activities are outlined in the Workshop Activities section. You will also find links to examples, from the Edutopia.org video library, of PBL in action at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Read More

BUILDING EFFECTIVE GREEN ENERGY PROGRAMS IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Identifying green energy jobs for individuals with entry-level skills has been a significant problem. In fact, the projections for green growth have not yet translated into a sizable number of jobs. As of now, there also appears to be only marginal demand within green energy sectors for lower-skilled workers. Moreover, green energy sector credentials and competencies are inconsistent and still evolving across the industry and among employers. And though welcome, the large influx of training funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has also contributed to substantial confusion among training providers struggling to determine who should provide what training. In this paper, Workforce Strategy Center (WSC) examines how community colleges leading the field in green energy education are grappling with these issues. It also makes the case that community colleges should be substantially involved in training low-income individuals, especially the low-skilled, if in fact the goal is to help them lead self-sustaining lives. Our aim is to help community colleges across the country navigate a path forward through evolving terrain as they develop green energy education and training programs for low income populations. Their success will enable national and state policies incentivizing growth in the green economy to propel disadvantaged people towards family-supporting employment. Read More

Why Green is your Color: A Women's Guide to a Sustainable Career

Since 1920, the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor has been conducting research and developing policies and standards to safeguard the interests of working women; advocating for equality and economic security for women and their families; and promoting quality work environments. In support of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis’ vision of “Good Jobs for Everyone,” the Women’s Bureau is working to ensure that women are key participants in the growth of the green economy in the coming decades. Read More

Technician

Video and information on skills, education, average salary, and future of those working as technicians. Read More

Videos

Videos and information on skills, education, average salary, and future of those working in energy careers. Read More

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Course 7600: Hurricane Katrina Disaster Site Worker Course.

Student guide to lessons 1-10 of the OSHA course for training Hurricane Katrina disaster workers. Read More

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Course 7600: Hurricane Katrina Disaster Site Worker Course

Instructor guide to lessons 1-10 of the OSHA course for training Hurricane Katrina disaster workers. Read More

Engineer Your Life

Career guidance for high school girls on engineering science. Read More

Engineer Girl!

Career guidance for middle school girls on engineering science. Read More

States’ Career Clusters Initiative (SCCI)

The States’ Career Clusters Initiative (SCCI) is an initiative established under the National Career Technical Education Foundation to provide career clusters as a tool for seamless transition from education to career in this era of changing workplace demands. SCCI helps states as they connect career technical education to education, workforce preparation, and economic development. To this end, SCCI develops new products and promotes information-sharing, techniques, and methods to aid the development and implementation of career clusters within states. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu