Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) hosts annual STEM and geology workshops for Ohio’s teachers
The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) helped teachers from 43 Ohio counties head back to their classrooms this fall with an insider’s look into Ohio’s thriving natural gas and oil industry. Equipped with a first-class curriculum, classroom supplies, science labs and experiments, materials kits and more, teachers who attended OOGEEP’s annual STEM and Geology Teacher Workshops are more prepared than ever to bring energy education to Ohio’s students.
OOGEEP holds teacher workshops throughout the year to help foster energy education by connecting STEM and geology education and the energy industry. The curricula for both of OOGEEP’s workshops were designed by teachers, for teachers, to be integrated directly into Ohio’s educational standards. Teachers spend a full day in the classroom learning from industry professionals and award-winning educators alike before heading out on a unique, industry-related field trip to see Ohio’s energy development in action.
The science teacher STEM workshop was held in Marietta June 25-26, 2019, and the geology workshop was held in New Philadelphia on July 16-17, 2019.
Thanks to the generosity of Ohio’s natural gas and oil producers, OOGEEP provides these workshops at absolutely no cost to Ohio teachers or their school districts. The industry covers all expenses for teachers to attend the two-day workshops, as well as a wide variety of free resource materials, lab supplies, lesson plans, classroom posters and maps, rock and mineral kits, internet resources and activities all for them to bring back to their classrooms. These workshops also provide an opportunity for continuing education credit through Ashland University. More information about the workshops can be found at http://www.oogeep.org/teacher-students/.
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To learn more about the workshops and other available resources, teachers can visit http://www.oogeep.org/teacher-students/ or call OOGEEP at (740) 587-0410.