Now in its thirteenth year, the REcharge Academy is an educator training program focused around renewable energy. The intensive training blends lectures from experts and tours of energy facilities with replicable, hands-on K-12 lessons to give educators content as well as context. The REcharge Academy combines materials from REcharge Labs, WindWise, KidWind, NEED, WhiteBox Learning, and Vernier as well as many other materials that are useful in the classroom.
Over the past 12 years, more than 450 educators have attended REcharge Academies from all over the world and have impacted thousands of students and educators. Educators who attend a REcharge Academy are considered REcharge Instructors. Instructors may incorporate lessons and curriculum into their own classrooms or expand their efforts and work with local schools and districts to share resources or train other teachers in wind and solar.