Now Accepting Applications!
Fully Funded Washington DC Solar Solutionary Program for High Schools 2022 (Winter and Spring)
Applications are open for high school teachers in the Greater Washington D.C. area (focus regions include D.C. proper, Columbia and Frederick, MD) interested in participating in a fully funded hands-on STEM project for their classrooms.
The program targets grade 9-12 teachers and learning will focus on the science of solar, climate change, global energy access, and innovation.
A grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation generously supports the Washington D.C. Solar Solutionary Program for the winter and spring of 2022.
In a one-day, hands-on workshop, We Share Solar trains teachers to implement the program in their classrooms. Teachers are provided access to digital curriculum, which includes approximately 7 hours of core lessons plus a supplemental lesson library of 20+ content hours adaptable for each teacher’s use, and a set of 3 Solar Suitcases with solar lab equipment.
Teachers then lead their students through the lessons and building of our standalone solar system to learn about the impact of innovative solutions through international deployment of the Solar Suitcase.
Once Solar Suitcases are installed in East Africa, participating schools receive a high impact placement story and photos of their students’ work in action. Remaining Solar Suitcases stay in the classroom for year-on-year learning.
There is no cost to schools or teachers to participate in this grant funded program. Schools will receive training, curriculum, Solar Suitcase equipment and learning tools, and international deployment of a Solar Suitcase to East Africa valued over $5,000.
Tentative Program Training Workshop Dates: TBD early 2022 (Jan – March)
Once accepted into the program, teachers will receive a $150 stipend for participation in the training workshop.
Application Deadline: October 25, 2021
Application deadline is October 25, 2021
Questions? Contact Us:
Alli Pemerl, We Share Solar Program Coordinator