To help local educators expand their knowledge about electricity and electric cooperatives, CREC was proud to sponsor three teachers, Alicia Flowers, Louisiana High School, Lindsey Lasater, Silex R-1 School District, and Jason Hughes, Francis Howell Middle School for attendance at this year’s Energy in Today's Classroom offered through the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The two-day graduate-level course presented through the Mizzou Agricultural Systems Technology Department fully supports Missouri's statewide educational standards, and provides teachers with knowledge and information in the following areas:
- Energy basics
- Energy sources
- Power generation and transmission
- Economics and energy production
- Energy efficiency
The course also included a tour of MU's multi-fuel power generation station as well as a closer look at electric vehicles. CREC Member Services Representative Gabe Twellman brought the co-op's electric vehicle to MU as part of the course so that attendees could learn more about EVs in general.
Teachers who complete the course receive one (1) hour of graduate course credit from MU. This graduate credit is equivalent to 15 hours of professional development. Since its beginning in 2013, more than 200 teachers have attended the program.