KEEP is a program of the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE). The WCEE offers environmental education courses that qualify for Wisconsin continuing education credits including this KEEP energy education course.
NRES 633 Energy Education: Concepts and Practices (online)
(formerly NRES 733)
Energy Education: Concepts and Practices is a web-based course (Internet delivery) offered through the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and developed by the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP). The website component of this course is always open to the general public with course content geared primarily for K-12 educators. At certain times of the year, there is university credit available for this course. Enrolled students also participate in an interactive online discussion and complete assignments. On-campus students need instructor permission to enroll in this course.
The course addresses energy concepts relating to energy definitions, natural laws of energy, energy flows in living and non-living systems, and their relationships to understanding and evaluating environmental issues. Course activities include exploration of energy readings and pertinent websites, online discussions, and home activities, such as reading utility bills, home energy audits, and calculating the wattages of various home appliances.
Goal: As a result of participating in NRES 633, participants will gain a fundamental knowledge about energy and appreciate the nature of energy in their everyday lives.
Cost: KEEP and many utility providers provide partial tuition scholarships (65-70%), (includes one graduate credit from UWSP) to
participants who are practicing PK-12 teachers from Wisconsin schools.
Participants pay a $150 co-pay.
for a tuition scholarship that you've received!
Expectations: Participants are responsible for paying the co-pay, participating in the course and completing a class assignment to be turned in by an arranged date after the course. The assignment is designed to help you integrate energy into your classroom.