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Smart Grid for Schools

Give your students an unforgettable lesson in Smart Grid technology.

Illinois State University has designed and implemented a Smart Grid for Schools program, which offers K-12 students the opportunity to learn about Smart Grid technology. Smart technologies are currently being rolled out by utility companies across the state, so now is a great time for students to learn how their electrical grid works. The program addresses Next Generation Science Standards as well as Common Core Standards in mathematics and language arts.

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Smart Grid Offerings

Virtual Grid Construction
Virtual Smart Home
Hands-on Grid Construction
Hands-on Smart Home
Hands-on Solar Farm Simulator
Virtual Reality Solar Farm Exploration

Smart Grid Lessons

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Hands-on Grid Construction
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Become a Certified Smart Grid Educator

Step 1 - Attend a Smart Grid for Schools Training Session

Smart Grid for Schools training is required, and there is a stipend for attending the training. (If you attended training in the summer of 2017 or more recently, you do not need to attend training again.) You must register in advance. To register  for  this  training   session , we would need Name, Contact Information, School Name, Grade Level and Subject taught. Please follow the link provided below:

SGFS Training Session Registration Link

Scheduled Training Sessions 

Training on Digital Materials for Teachers New to Smart Grid for Schools

Wednesday, September 2 from 5:30-7:00
Thursday, September 17 from 6:30-8:00
Monday, September 28 from 5:30-7:00

Training on Digital Materials for Teachers Experienced with Smart Grid for Schools

Thursday, September 3 from 6:30-8:00
Monday, September 14 from 5:30-7:00
Wednesday, September 30 from 6:30-8:00
 
Step 2 - Schedule Hands-on Exhibits to Visit Your School (optional)

Complete the Booking Request Form online, which will include your preferred dates for the exhibits to visit your school. Be sure to read all the facility requirements for the exhibits on our Offerings page.

Step 3 - Implement in Your Classroom

Download the Curriculum for the appropriate grade level. Instructional videos will be provided to guide you through the lesson.

For more information, please contact:

Olesya Courier, CeMaST Marketing, Event & Project Coordinator 
Email: ocourier@ilstu.edu 
Phone: (309) 438-1898

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