Learning Power celebrates five years in Ga. schools

Learning Power, Georgia Power's energy education program, will return to schools in Georgia again this year, marking the fifth consecutive year that it's been offered.   

Started in 2011, the program features a custom curriculum that explores energy efficiency and how electrical circuits operate along with other areas within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Since its inception, 275,000 students in the state have experienced the program.

Georgia Power said 96 percent of teachers stated that the program was beneficial in reaching the state's performance standards.

"The Learning Power program, due largely to a hands-on approach and engaging content, has been tremendously effective in helping students develop fundamental skills in the STEM areas while learning to be more energy efficient," Michele Wagner, energy efficiency director for Georgia Power, said. "As part of our commitment to the community, our overall education strategy is designed to help Georgia students succeed in the classroom and prepare them to become the leaders of tomorrow as part of a highly skilled Georgia workforce."

The Learning Power Program has published four books focused on energy education; and Georgia Power also offers online resources for instructors, including energy calculators and other interactive exercises and diagrams. 

Georgia Power is a subsidiary of Southern Company, which operates in the generation and distribution of electricity through nuclear, hydroelectric, coal, natural gas, wind and solar generation stations.

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