Teacher Training and Registration

ImageTXU Energy Solar Academy workshops are provided for participating school districts. If you'd like to be part of the TXU Energy Solar Academy, please contact NEED at info@need.org.

The TXU Energy Solar Academy workshops are packed with energizing curriculum and classroom learning. The workshops provide content and background on energy, electricity, and solar energy for teachers while helping educators meet the TEKS and providing the resources needed to teach energy in the classroom. Lesson plans are prepared and ready for use immediately in the classroom and the web-based monitoring of the local PV installations allows teachers and students an authentic learning experience – seeing PV and the generation of electricity from the sun in action (no moving parts – but a great learning experience!).

The workshops include up-to-date information on all aspects of energy, including the science of energy, sources of energy, consumption, electricity, efficiency, and environmental and economic impacts.

ImageWorkshop participants receive the instruction and materials to implement innovative hands-on energy units in their classrooms.

Who may attend? K-12 school districts.

What’s the cost? TXU Energy’s contribution to NEED provides substitute reimbursement for teachers attending the workshops; breakfast, lunch, and parking are also provided at no cost.