Kansas Strong Communications Director, JL White, will be meeting with many important groups through the end of the year. She will be sharing information on Kansas Strong's efforts to educate about the vital role the oil and gas industry plays.
October 4th - KGTC Conference - (Kansas Gifted, Talented and Creative) - Overland Park
7:30 am-11:30 am (breakfast provided) - Fossils to Fuel 1 Energy Workshop
Curriculum offered for 3-6 grade teachers (any educator can attend)
Each teacher receives:
- $50 stipend for attending
- Curriculum that meets Kansas Dept of Education learning standards
- Professional Development hours
- Free kit of materials for hands-on learning (pipettes, rulers, balance scales, graduated cyclinders, rock samples, crude oil samples, magnifying lens, story of petroleum)
October 8th - Teacher Energy Workshop - Lawrence
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Alumni Center Kansas University Campus - Bruckmiller Room
- Fact Sheets
- All Downloadable Material
- Michele Cross, 4th Grade Teacher>I think it is important for my students to see a lot of different careers. So they see someone from the oil industry come into the classroom and it just sort of sparks their interest in maybe something they might think about in the future.
- Jim Stegeman, Petro Pro>What I enjoy most about the presentation is when I feel like I am talking directly to somebody that is interested and that has a chance of picking something up that will help them. If I feel like I am helping somebody, then I feel like I have done my job.
- Erin Taylor, High School Freshman>When guest speakers come into the classroom it is different mainly because they give you a different perspective from what a teacher gives you.
- David Schooler, 7th Grade Teacher>The materials provided, they really did help give the kids more to see. There were newer graphics that I was able to obtain at some of the workshops that just help supplement what I already have.
- Brandi Biggs, Petro Pro>By being able to go into the classroom as a Petro Pro I am able to share things about the industry that most kids, and most parents, don not know today. And I am able to create some excitement and interest in a field and a subject that they probably did not have a lot of interest before.