Energy Institute

A Summer 2022 Workshop for K-12 Teachers

Delivered in partnership with the Poudre Learning Center in Greeley.

Teacher Workshop at the Poudre Learning Center on energy derived from the contemporary oil and gas industry in Colorado. Instructors from the Poudre Learning Center and the experts in the field of oil and gas production will lead the participants into the following topics through immersion in STEM lessons, models, and field trip experiences to oil/gas extraction sites:

  • Formation of oil and gas deposits
  • Processes of extracting oil and gas
  • Positive and negative impacts of oil and gas production
  • Immersion into NGSS Science and Engineering Practices
  • Developing STEM lessons based on NGSS (2017, The Three Dimensions of Science Learning, ) and the 5E Learning Cycle (R. Bybee and others, 2006, The BSCS 5E Instructional Model:  Origins, Effectiveness, and Applications-Executive Summary, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs, CO).

Course is letter graded.


  • Eligibility

    Prerequisite: NONE, but Participants should be K-12 school teachers.

    Graduate Students

    UNC Degree-Seeking Students

    Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.

    Non-Degree-Seeking Students

    Non-degree-seeking graduate status refers to a student who has earned at least a bachelor's degree and who either:

    • Has applied to UNC Graduate School and not yet been admitted or;
    • Wishes to take this graduate class but not pursue a degree.

    Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid.

    Note: UNC student immunization policies will apply to your enrollment. Once you register, you will need to submit your COVID vaccination information or an exemption. See the current UNC vaccination policy and directions.

  • Register

    Step 1 – Application to Institute

    The first step will be to fill out this short application for the Poudre Learning Center.

    Step 2 - Register with UNC

    If you are notified of acceptance, you will then register for the course through UNC:

    Use CRN: 40913

    Follow the instructions in the PDF below to register.

    • You will use the CRN (Course Registration Number) listed above when you register in Ursa.
    • Step 1 of this process can take up to 1-3 days turnaround time, so we recommend you start the process in advance of the "add/register by" deadline posted on this page.

    Directions for course registration and activation

  • Contact Us

    Amy Nicholl

    UNC Extended Campus

  • Once You Register

    Billing and Payment for Your Course

    Tuition for this course is listed in the Course Basics box on this page. Any course materials costs (textbooks, digital access, etc.) would be a separate or additional expense.

    Billing notification will be sent to your Bearmail (student email) account when your bill is ready. If you have not activated your Bearmail, directions are in the directions for course registration and activation.

    • Please pay your bill by the due date listed on your eBill to avoid service charges.
    • To view or pay your bill, log into Ursa and go to the Financial tab. You will not receive a bill in the mail; UNC has an eBill system.
    • Further instructions for finding and paying your bill are available on the UNC Bursar's website.

    Dropping and Withdrawing

    If you wish to drop or withdraw from the course, you must do so on or before the deadline dates listed in the Course Basics box.

    • If you are registered for any other courses in the same academic term, you can drop or withdraw within your Ursa account.
    • If this is your only course this term, please contact the Office of the Registrar at or 970-351-4862.

    It is your responsibility to know the drop and withdrawal deadlines and procedures.