Tool Kit & Professional Development Program


This no-cost PD program will highlight Alberta-specific innovations that are shaping our energy future. Learn all about the technologies that will help Alberta in the transition towards net-zero. All participants will receive an energy tool kit full of equipment and activities to help bring the conversation to life in the classroom!

The Professional Development Program

To ensure accessibility for schools across the province we are hosting workshops in the following locations. 

  • Fort McMurrayFriday, January 14, 9:00am-3:00pm 

  • Grande Prairie –  Friday, January 14, 9:00am-3:00pm

  • LethbridgeFriday, January 28, 9:00am-3:00pm  

  • Red Deer –  Monday, January 31, 9:00am-3:00pm  

  • Online (contingency plan)Wednesday, February 2, 1:00-4:00 pm 

*Program runs ~9:00am-3:00pm, varies by location

*Lunch will be provided for our in-person programs

These hands-on workshops will introduce you to key energy topics and allow you to explore your tool kit in a meaningful way. You will enhance your own understanding of energy in Alberta which will enable you to make the most of your kit. We will be inviting experts that represent multiple perspectives to share insights on current and emerging energy topics. We will also have the opportunity to dig into the kit materials and share best practices for using the tools to enhance student learning.

  • Hear from expert guests
  • Learn tips and tricks for using your kit
  • Network with colleagues
  • Access tons of energy education resources

Application Deadline: December 17, 2021

Teachers from across Alberta are welcome to apply. Successful applicants will be notified by December 22, 2021

“This has been one of my favourite PD’s in my career. It is relevant.
Participants walk away with tools they can begin using immediately. It has the potential to help shape the future. It will be inspirational for students. Thank you!”

– Krista Shandro,
Dr. Lila Fahlman School

“Thank you Inside Education for this invaluable resource. This resource will be a great tool for supporting learning and developing interest in the Energy Sector. Thank you again!” -Katharine Mah, Academy at King Edward



The Energy Education Tool Kit includes equipment and activities adapted from Inside Education’s energy programs to create an immersive energy education experience for your students. The content explores eight key energy topics:

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  • Energy Distribution
  • Electricity Generation
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy 
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Energy Storage
  • Energy Efficiency & Conservation
  • Stewardship

Building on the success of our Energy Tool Kit that was released in early 2021, we are curating the best tools, technologies, and interactive energy activities for you!

Along with a full teacher guide, you will receive all the equipment including energy meters, renewable energy models, solar cars, natural resource samples, and more! (valued at ~$400). Not only will you get it for free, but we will also show you how to use all the equipment and facilitate meaningful curriculum-connected activities.

NOTE: Preference for kits will be given to schools that did not previously receive an Energy Toolkit. Teachers who already have an Energy Toolkit are encouraged to attend the PD, but will not receive another toolkit.

IMPORTANT – Read the fine print

Inside Education wants to ensure that as many teachers and schools as possible can experience, learn from and enjoy this professional development opportunity and the Energy Tool Kit. Here’s what you need to know before you apply:

All schools receiving a tool kit are required to have a minimum of 1 teacher attend the workshop. Energy Tool Kits will be distributed at the PD sessions 

We have 100 tool kits available and we are limiting distribution to one kit per school. Priority for tool kit distribution will be given to schools that did not previously receive an Energy Tool Kit, however all teachers are encouraged to attend the PD workshop. Successful teachers/schools will be selected based on their application demonstrating enthusiasm for enhancing energy education at their school and their commitment to utilizing the tool kit in their classes.

Teachers are eligible to receive a supply teacher subsidy OR a mileage reimbursement to facilitate their attendance.

Supply teacher: Should the program occur during a regular school day, Inside Education will cover the cost of your supply teacher to a maximum of $150 for the full day program. Note: you will need to provide the actual supply teacher invoice

Mileage subsidy: If you are not accessing the supply teacher subsidy, you may receive $0.15/km to subsidize your driving expenses to the PD. 

See Supply Teacher/Mileage Subsidy Policy here. 

COVID-19 Protocols

Inside Education requires all participants to be double vaccinated in order to participate in the PD. Proof of vaccination will be checked upon entry. The health and safety of participants is top of mind. Please review our COVID-19 guidelines here.

More details can be found on our faqs page and please contact us if you have any questions!

We look forward to your application!