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Local teacher participates in renewable energy training course

WPPI Energy’s “Doable Renewables” KEEP course was held on June 15 & 16 in Sun Prairie. A total of 10 teachers from six WPPI member communities received full scholarships between Focus on Energy grants and the school’s local electric utility. Waupun sponspored one teacher at the energy education training course. Other members sponsoring teachers include Mount Horeb, Reedsburg, Stoughton, Sun Prairie and Two Rivers.

The KEEP course provides teachers with valuable approaches to leading renewable energy hands-on activities and discussions. Jason Buchholz, Waupun Area Schools math teacher attended the 2 day course. He was able to gain classroom-based strategies for analyzing energy information and creating techniques to enhance students' understanding of renewable energy.

The KEEP course is designed for teachers who want to bring renewable energy concepts into their classroom, offering the next step in renewable energy hands-on activities, classroom discussions, and classroom-based applications. The course provides renewable energy curriculum designed for use in K-12 classrooms.

“We are committed to building a better energy future for our community, and one of the most important ways we can do so is through outreach to teachers and students. KEEP’s energy initiatives play a central role in our efforts to reach the next generation of energy users,” said Zak Bloom, Waupun Utilities’ General Manager.