White River Valley Electric Cooperative and Sho-Me Power join forces each year to support local educators with a continuing education scholarship program entitled “Energy in Today’s Classroom.” The 2022 course is scheduled to take place August 2-3,2022 in Columbia, Missouri.
Instructors who are actively teaching middle or high school science, agricultural science or industrial technology in WRVEC’s service territory are eligible to apply for the scholarship. One applicant will be chosen. The scholarship will cover all expenses including tuition, meals, mileage, instructional material and lodging.
The emphasis of the course’s content will be energy, with educators from the University of Missouri-Columbia and industry experts conducting classes. Participants will earn one graduate hour from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The graduate credit is equivalent to 15 hours of professional development. An additional hour of graduate course credit may be obtained by the teacher at a later date at their own expense. Information on this additional credit hour will be provided at the conclusion of the class.
Course content will include:
- Energy basics
- Power generation and transmission
- Energy efficiency and circuitry project
- Energy sources
- Economics and energy production
- Electrical vehicle demonstration
- Description of instructional materials
- Tour of power generation station