Each July Santee Cooper sponsors the Energy Educators Institute, a graduate level course for certified South Carolina K-12 teachers and administrators accredited through Charleston Southern University.
Participants explore the scientific concepts of energy, its sources, use and impact on the environment, economy and society. A real-world understanding of the power and purpose of electricity is learned through presentations by energy experts, discussions, field experiences and hands-on activities. Teachers complete the Institute armed with materials relevant to the curriculum and correlated to state standards.
This three week interactive and interdisciplinary course requires a four-day residential stay at Santee Cooper's Wampee Conference Center on Lake Moultrie in Pinopolis, South Carolina. The setting is quite relaxing and yet proves to be the perfect place to build professional relationships and participate in a diverse learning experience. During the first and third week of the Institute, participants will interact and complete assignments on-line. The second week of the course is spent on-site at Santee Cooper's Wampee Conference Center.
The 2017 Energy Educators Institute is a three week course open to teachers and administrators. Course requirements are completed on-line during the first and third weeks and the required residential stay is completed during the second week. The tentative dates are:
- July 3 - 21, with the required four day residential stay at Wampee from July 11-14
- July 10-28, with the required four day residential stay at Wampee from July 18-21
- July 17- August 4, with the required four day residential stay at Wampee from July 25-28.