Illinois Wind for Schools accepting applications

Now in its second year, the Illinois Wind for Schools (ILWFS) program is accepting applications from highly motivated middle school and high school teachers in Illinois public school districts. Three to five middle and/or high schools are selected each academic year as ILWFS partner schools for intensive support through on-site teacher training and classroom resources. Those who are sincerely interested in incorporating wind energy into their curriculum and providing outreach to their community are encouraged to apply by March 1, 2013. Applications are available at Eligible disciplines include math, science, agriculture, industrial technology, ­engineering and related subjects.

According to Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs Wind Energy Program Coordinator Jolene Willis, the program offers curriculum development resources, professional development, on-site technical assistance and instructional equipment. “In addition, there are numerous education and training programs offered throughout Illinois.”

For more information regarding the Illinois Wind for Schools program, contact Willis at 309-298-2835 or Matt Aldeman at 309-438-1440, or visit to download the application.