Elementary School

STEM education focuses on the introductory level STEM courses, as well as awareness of the STEM fields and occupations. This initial step provides standards-based structured inquiry-based and real world problem-based learning, connecting all four of the STEM subjects. The goal is to pique students’ interest into them wanting to pursue the courses, not because they have to. There is also an emphasis placed on bridging in-school and out-of-school STEM learning opportunities.

Schools need to take a holistic approach to tackling environmental challenges:

  • Both teachers and students need to learn about climate change and its underlying causes.
  • Pedagogy needs to encourage collaboration and participation.
  • Schools need to engage with their surrounding communities on the topic of climate change.
  • Green operations and facilities need to be built.

Yoomeyoo & 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.

Become a Certified Smart Grid Educator:

Step 1 – Contact
Contact Bjorn Vidakovic at [email protected] 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 Bjorn Vidakovic at [email protected] or call +32 4 222 13 00

Interested in booking a professional development workshop for your district? Let Bjorn 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.

View & download Smart Grid Lessons
Learn about SMart Grid Configurations http://cemast.illinoisstate.edu/educators/development/smart-grid-configurations.shtml
Smart Grid for Schools: Construction Set video