Renewable Energy Leadership Lab

Apply here for the 2018-19 Renewable Energy Leadership Lab

Download application here

Important Dates

March 23, 2018: Application opens

May 28, 2018 @ 11:59 pm: Application closes

June 8, 2018: BEF decisions announced

To support the curriculum development portion of this experience, participating teachers will receive:

  • Access to and collaboration with renewable energy content specialists
  • In-person discussion of effective pedagogy and supportive content development strategies
  • Remote check-ins as well as thoughtful peer-to-peer review and feedback
  • A $5,000 stipend to develop and test lessons (milestone-based, two installments)
  • Up to $500 in materials for summer testing phase
  • Up to $1,000 in materials for implementing their lessons in the classroom
  • Up to $2,000 in materials for testing and implementing up to two additional lessons (@$1,000 per additional lesson/unit)

Part of CE’s Renewable Energy Leadership Lab mission is to increase renewable energy, STEM, and CTE themed education nationwide. Therefore, participating teachers will also investigate pedagogical methods to share what they gain from this experience with peers and students in order to make the greatest impact in their home communities.

To support leadership development, participating teachers will receive:

  • Opportunities to present at conferences and/or regional PD events to share products and takeaways from CE’s Renewable Energy Leadership Lab with fellow educators in the Pacific Northwest and/or nation-wide
  • Support for travel and additional fees associated with leadership opportunities
  • In‑person support and guidance to organize effective leadership plans introducing renewable energy concepts to local, professional learning communities
  • Ongoing remote support throughout the Renewable Energy Leadership Lab year and beyond as leadership roles evolve within home districts over time


DEADLINE:  11:59 pm May 28th, 2018


Application Requirements

The Renewable Energy Leadership Lab is a yearlong, collaborative professional development opportunity that runs from June 2018 through June 2019. Throughout the year, there will be a minimum of four mandatory in-person collaborative work sessions at the BEF office located in downtown Portland and four mandatory remote meetings taking place in a webinar format. These sessions function as an opportunity for the teacher group to meet, collaborate, discuss, test, and peer review each other’s proposed units. This type of collaboration among teachers is a critical part of what makes this program unique, valuable, and effective


This opportunity is open to all Pacific Northwest K‑12 teachers with the ability to attend the season’s set meeting times. Participants are responsible for coordinating all initial travel and lodging for all in-person group meetings, with some past participants using a portion of their stipends to cover associated costs. CE strongly encourages applicants secure buy‑in and support from their local Districts/School Administrations to support all leadership development opportunities.

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact Parker Mullins or call 503-553-3950.


To complete the Renewable Energy Leadership Lab and receive the full stipend as well as materials budgets, teachers are expected to:

  • Participate in all meetings (8 total: 4 in‑person and 4 remote)
  • Provide curriculum development materials as new content is developed
  • Complete and submit Lesson Outline and present during one of first two remote meetings
  • Complete and submit Lesson Draft and present during one of the last two remote meetings
  • Complete and submit Final Lesson Plan turned in at the closing in‑person meeting
  • Complete pedagogical analysis concerning the alignment of their curriculum to Next Generation Science Standards
  • Determine methods and complete a leadership plan in which they can share what they’ve created during this experience to benefit teacher peers and students outside of the program
  • Consider and potentially present at conferences and other thought leadership opportunities to share their units and experience to other teachers in the region and nationally

Begin Application

DEADLINE:  11:59 pm May 28th, 2018