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Science, Math Teachers Needed for PNM Power Camp

Middle school math teachers and high school science teachers are needed to help design and teach a project-based learning unit. Application deadline is Feb. 28.

Questions? Contact Suzanne Johnson at or 872-6877

The PNM Power Camp is seeking middle school math teachers and high school science teachers (biology, chemistry or physics) who want to:

Go here for the application due Friday, Feb. 28.
  • Develop a better understanding of NGSS in a supported, low teacher-student ratio environment
  • Develop a better understanding of CCSS math standards
  • Develop fun, hands-on activities incorporating math and science
  • Generate a powerful learning experience for kids inspiring math and science skills
  • Work with colleagues from different schools in math and science disciplines
  • Get a better understanding of the energy industry and its applications to your discipline
  • Network with energy industry professionals as resources for your content area
  • Ignite students’ desire to learn math and science
  • Inspire students to set goals for success
  • Learn about and expose students to careers available in the local energy industry
  • Earn some extra money

The PNM Power Camp is four one-week, full-day camps focusing on the energy industry. This summer program targets rising seventh grade students and is limited to forty students per week.  It consists of four areas with one teacher for each area:  chemistry, biology, physics and math. Each teacher is expected to teach for one week. Students rotate through each discipline and perform a hands-on activity relevant to the energy industry.

Selected teachers will be supported by PNM volunteers who come in for ‘Career Chats’ at specified times. These chats would be relevant to the topic of the day.

Selected teachers are expected to identify one teen helper to assist them during the week of camp. This teen helper will receive a small stipend through the grant.  Although teachers may apply individually, teacher teams from a single school will be given priority.

If you would like to apply, please submit:

Please note that the Understanding By Design template found on APS Blackboard  will be used during collaboration.

Teacher Benefits:

  • You and colleagues will engage in facilitated collaboration within content areas, across content areas (math/science) and across grade levels (MS/HS) approximately fifteen (15) hours for program planning and review.  Please note that the program review session will occur after the final week of camp.  (Dates TBD)
  • Supplies and materials will be provided as identified during planning.
  • You will earn a flat-rate stipend of $1125 at the completion of your teaching week.
  • You will have access to energy industry professionals as a resource.

When: Facilitated Collaboration:

April 5    8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.   Location TBD*

April 9    tentative, time and location TBD

May 1     tentative, time and location TBD

June 5     tentative, time and location TBD

Summer 2014:

Session A:  June 16 - 20

Session B:  June 23 – 28

Session C:  July 7 – 11

Session D:  July 14-18

Facilitated Collaboration/ Program Review:

Date and time TBD


  • Energy (General)
  • Energy Generation
  • Energy Distribution/ Transmission
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy:  Making the Connection

How to apply:

Go here for the member information form, statement of commitment and application which is due along with signatures and a lesson plan for each applicant by Friday, Feb. 28. Send to Suzanne Johnson, STEM Resource Teacher through email at (must have electronic signatures).  Your team will be notified by end of day on March 21 your selection status.


APS Seeking Teacher for PNM Power Camp

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