Core Energy is split into four programs. Students use activity-based modules in science, math, social studies and language arts. By utilizing activities that require critical thinking, students will be preparing for success on standardized tests like the ACT. Core Energy was developed and written by Oklahoma educators and meets Oklahoma Academic Standards. Educators receive a free teacher's guide and activity kit after attending a workshop.
To acquire the Core Energy curriculum, teachers must attend a day-long professional development workshop in their subject area. The workshops are free, and educators receive a $50 stipend for attending along with professional development hours.
CORE Energy Mathematics is designed for secondary mathematics teachers (Pre Algebra and up). Core Energy Math contains three lessons which meet the Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry state standards. They cover revenue/expenses, angles, functions, graphing and rate of change. Educators receive six professional development hours for attending this workshop.
CORE Energy Science is designed for secondary science teachers (physical science and up) . Core Energy Science exposes high school science students to flow rate, hydrocarbon structures, fractional distillation and cellular respirtation in four lessons. Educators receive seven professional development hours for attending this workshop.
CORE Energy Social Studies is designed for secondary social studies teachers (Oklahoma History and up). Core Energy Social Studies uses eight lessons and focuses heavily on Oklahoma History, but also contains lessons on the US economy, the 1970s energy crisis and a history of Oklahoma’s energy industry. Educators receive six professional development hours for attending this workshop.
CORE Energy Language Arts is designed for secondary language arts teachers (grades 9-12). Core Energy Language Arts is comprised of four lessons about detail and tone, textual evidence and inferences, using historical fiction, rhetoric, and pathos, logos and ethos. Educators receive six professional development hours for attending this workshop.
Each class that completes the Core Energy curriculum will receive a free field trip from the OERB to one of 12 Oklahoma museums. Click here to view our partner museums!