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Smart Grid for Schools

Illinois State University has designed and implemented a Smart Grid for Schools program, which offers schools the opportunity to learn about the new Smart Grid technology currently being rolled out by the utilities companies in your area. This program engages students, kindergarten-12th grade, with Smart Grid in a fun, hands-on way and incorporates Next Generation Science Standards.

Give your students an unforgettable lesson in Smart Grid technology.

Put your students in-the-know with our classroom workshop presented by industry leaders. Our curriculum is designed to captivate young minds with hands-on activities and experiments to explore electric utility strategy and planning. We also offer training to help teachers present our curriculum into their own lesson plans for an in-depth unit of classroom study.

Learn about Smart Grid Configurations

View and Download Smart Grid Lessons

Become a Certified Smart Grid Educator

Step 1 - Contact

Contact Dr. Brad Christensen at to learn more about the program.

Step 2 - Attend a Smart Grid training session

The Smart Grid Construction Set has several new features that were not available in previous versions. There is a stipend for attending this training.

For more information on Smart Grid training, please email Christine Voelker at or call (309) 438-3089.

Interested in booking a professional development workshop for your district? Let Brad know in your email and we'll work with you to set one up!

Step 3 - Implement

Implement lesson plans and curriculum in your classrooms.

Step 4 - We'll visit!

Interactive, hands-on exhibits will visit your school for optimal student learning. There is a stipend available for hosting the exhibits in your school.

Smart Grid FAQs

For more information about this project, please contact
Dr. Brad Christensen
(309) 438-1899

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