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California Energy Extension Service, Sacramento

Works: 8 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 19 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Sacramento California Energy Extension Service
Animated Bibliography. A Sample of Energy Education Curriculum Materials 7-12. Energy Action in Schools. [Revision] by Bonnie Cornwall( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The California Extension Service works with schools to develop energy education programs which will reduce school energy usage and costs by involving staff and students in energy management. This bibliography contains selected materials which present an accurate reporting of the facts, assume little teacher background, emphasize active learning in and out of the classroom, and emphasize energy conservation and quality of life. Listed here are 34 instructional resources for grades 7-12. Resources are organized into five categories: (1) "Interdisciplinary Materials;" (2) "Science Activities;" (3) "History/Social Science;" (4) "Supplemental Activities;" and (5) "Resource Materials." For each set of materials, the grade levels, availability, cost, an abstract, and an example of the activities in the material are presented. (CW)
Environmental education compendium for energy resources by California( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 45 energy education materials contained in this guide were evaluated by school teachers from California, Arizona and Nevada, and are listed here according to evaluation performance. The first five entries were found to be excellent teaching aids, and an entire activity has been included with each of these. The next 16 materials have a single sample page included with the evaluation information; the last six entries include no sample pages and have limited information from the evaluation. The materials are available for all elementary and secondary grades. Descriptive and evaluative information is given for each teaching resource along with ordering information. An appendix provides the following supplementary materials: an overview of the California environmental education curriculum and compendium project, a chart of the Unifying Concepts of Environmental Education, a Conceptual Matrix for Energy Education, a copy of the evaluation tool, and a listing of other energy curricula evaluated but not included in this compendium as well as several items not available for evaluation in early 1991. (MCO)
The Universal House Energy, Shelter & The California Indian. Activity Guide, 4th/5th Grade by Sacramento California Energy Extension Service( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This activity guide links energy awareness with resource management and traditional California Indian cultures for the 3rd-6th grade span. The materials combine cooperative, hands-on activities with background information and learning extensions. The interdisciplinary lessons are built upon themes, concepts, and learning processes outlined in California science frameworks. The use of a student journal, folder, or folio is recommended as a method for authentic assessment. The guide contains six major sections: (1) an introduction; (2) an examination of student's preconceptions; (3) an overview of energy and energy use; (3) explorations of shelter (focusing on earthen, plank, sapling and thatch, and conical bark slab structures); (4) energy activities (focusing on insulation, thermal mass, shade, and orientation); and (5) resources. The resources section contains a list of 15 lessons and activity guides from which this unit was adapted; a selection of 14 reference materials that could be utilized in the classroom for research and implementation; and a list of 18 sites at which traditional California Indian architecture can be viewed. The guide is accompanied by four oversize posters (not included here) that discuss California Indian use of thermal mass, shade, insulation, and orientation in the construction of housing. (LZ)
Energy Action in Schools. Animated Bibliography. a Sample of Energy Education Curriculum Materials by Sacramento California Energy Extension Service( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 35 instructional materials suitable for use in an elementary and secondary level energy education program are cited in this annotated bibliography. Materials include story books, compilations of learning activities, audiovisual materials, student activity packets, and teacher's guides. Publication dates, when given, range from 1978 to 1981. For each citation, a brief review is accompanied by information concerning author, availability, price and grade level, and illustrations. For some materials, reproductions of resource pages are also included. (Lp)
Compendium for Energy Resources. Environmental Education by Sacramento California Energy Extension Service( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teacher who understands the importance of energy is often faced with the challenge of incorporating it into an already crowded curriculum. This compendium provides a resource for quality lesson plans and support materials at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The materials were evaluated for their ability to meet the educational standards of the Science Framework for California public schools and for their ability to prepare students for the future. Out of an initial 45 evaluated materials, 28 received an overall grade of b- or better and have full entries. Entire activities were included for the four best materials. Other materials and the evaluation criteria are listed separately. Both descriptive and evaluative information about each piece of teaching material is provided. Information gained from the evaluation is summarized in a curriculum rating guide that addresses teaching and learning qualities, presentation and organization, general content, and specific energy content. Comments from evaluating teachers are also included along with basic ordering information. A summary of significant findings provides information for new curriculum development. Contains a project overview and conceptual matrices for environmental and energy education. A list of energy curricula evaluated but not included and energy curricula not evaluated conclude the compendium. (Lz)
Bright Ideas A Total Resource Management Guide for Schools by Bonnie J Cornwall( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reducing school energy costs can increase the discretionary dollars available in the school budget. The first part of this guide introduces the key elements of an effective energy management program. Through an evaluation of nearly 150 California school district programs and a detailed review of 22 exemplary programs, the 12 following elements emerged as crucial to making programs successful: (1) organize energy data; (2) build school board and top level administrative support; (3) cultivate maintenance and operations support; (4) support "idea champions" at all levels; (5) set yearly goals; (6) appoint an energy coordinator; (7) conduct an energy survey or audit; (8) provide training for all staff; (9) integrate energy education with energy management to involve teachers and students; (10) provide incentives and recognition; (11) develop district and school energy teams; and (12) make the program visible. The second part of the guide presents a school energy program as seen from the perspective of the following key players: school board, district administration, site administrators, facilities and service staff, teachers, and the community. Appended is a worksheet divided into energy team member sections with questions that refer to the key elements of a successful energy program. (MLF)
How to Motivate Staff and Students to Save Energy: A Guide to Methods and Techniques that Work by C. Dickson Schwarzbach( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-part publication describes techniques and approaches that many California school districts are using successfully to involve staff and students in efforts to reduce energy waste. Topics that are covered include: (1) ideas for generating student and staff awareness of the cost of energy waste and their role in reducing it; (2) specific actions that staff and students can take to save energy; (3) recommendations on the content, format, and organization of staff development programs; and (4) strategies for communicating energy issues and activities district-wide. Part one discusses how to motivate staff to save energy (including ways to communicate energy costs to staff and actions that staff can take) and how to motivate students to save energy and involve them in energy-saving activities. Part two provides guidelines for specific activities including contests, student energy patrols, staff development workshops, and energy committees. Also included are brief program descriptions for 15 of the 21 California school districts that received Energy Action in Schools (eais) funds to develop model energy education and energy management programs. (Dc)
How to Organize and Communicatre Your Energy Data. a Guide to Energy Accounting by Bonnie J Cornwall( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stategies for organizing data on a district's energy use are presented in this guide, originally intended for use in California schools. Also presented are methods of communicating this information to those involved in planning, in recordkeeping, and in motivating staff and students to save energy. The energy accounting system offered in the first section of the guide consists of five sequential tasks: (1) selecting a method of analysis (four possibilities are suggested); (2) establishing an energy inventory and a baseline from which to measure energy usage in subsequent years; (3) developing a system for ranking the energy efficiency of different sites; (4) designing a monitoring system; and (5) initiating a regular system of communication. The second section of the guide considers such practical aspects of communication as reaching the right audiences, recognizing achievement, and using proper formats for easy-to-understand graphs, tables, and presentations. Appendixes explain how to report energy data with temperature corrections, and how to translate utility bills. (Pgd)
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