IPS to Host Solar Educator’s Workshop in St. Cloud


Join IPS Solar and our Education Director, Michael Cartwright (a physics teacher for over 20 years) as we demonstrate the available curricula IPS Solar can provide your school. This workshop is a great way to enhance your professional development and add to your continuing education requirements.

Come and learn about the science and technology around solar energy. Make it easy to bring renewable energy to your classroom!

This is a FREE Training with lunch provided by IPS Solar. IPS will be presenting some data visualization tools, as well as offering insight about how to adapt solar lessons for your classroom.

Materials are geared towards 4th – 12th grade educators. In this hands-on training, educators will be going on a solar scavenger hunt, building solar gizmos, and participating in other solar challenges. During these activities, educators will be learning about solar water pumping, power storage, and the variables that impact the efficiency of solar panels. Teachers don’t need any prior knowledge of solar energy. They will learn about how solar power works and how to implement activities in their classroom.

All teachers and educators are welcome to attend!


Workshop Agenda

8:45 – Registration / Coffee / Bagels

9:00 – Welcome and Introductions

9:15 – IPS Sunrise Program – overview and interactive lesson planning

10:45 – Break

11:00 – Dive into Solar Data – introduction to real-time solar monitoring and exercises

11:45 – Catered lunch and refreshments 

12:15 – Optional question + answer session


Register for Free!