Community Education & Technology Center
Educator Workshops
In the interest of public safety SMUD will temporarily offer community education through digital platforms only. We look forward to the next time we can gather safely for classes, but until then we invite you to learn with us through webinars, online courses and videos. From all of us in the Community Education & Technology Center, stay well.
Upcoming Event
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Inch Worm Robot Engineering (Grades 4-8)
Wiggle. Wiggle. Get into STEAM learning and experience an inch worm robotic kit from Little Bits and learn how to teach the force standards. Apply scientific ideas to design, test and refine this device which converts energy from one form to another.
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
What is Climate Change and Carbon? (Grades 4-12)
Did you know that Climate Change is effecting our lives in Sacramento. SMUD is working to making your electricity zero carbon by 2030. Teachers will learn how to simulate the effects of carbon in a beaker and really understand how carbon and other greenhouse gasses work in our atmosphere.
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Stomata Printing (Grades 5-7)
Did you know that we all need clean air, even plants? Plants need to breathe just like humans do, but in a different way. Are you curious as to how plants breathe? Find out in the microscopic exploration of plant leaves.
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Painting with Python (Grades 6-12)
Put the A in STEAM with ART! Yes, art and computer lessons can be combined. Teachers will learn how to introduce color theory, shapes and design using the programming concepts in Python.
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Answer is Blowing in the Wind! (Grades K-12)
Wind energy is an important part of the SMUD energy mix. Learn the basics about wind energy, how it’s used and where to properly locate wind turbines by building an anemometer.
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Holiday Sewing with Circuits (Grades 4-12)
Yes, we can add art to STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) with a creative spin on textile art. Teachers will celebrate the holiday spirit by crafting wearable art decorated with LEDs. Teachers will receive a sewing with LEDs kit.
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
WaterPower! (Grades K-12)
Sacramento has a long history with hydropower with the first long distance transmission of electricity in 1895. Hydropower is still an important part of our renewable energy mix. Learn about the power of water, how electricity is made and how it is used in our area.