DescriptionOn June 10-14, 2024, the Lignite Energy Council will conduct an education seminar for elementary and secondary teachers from the upper midwest, with teachers from Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota encouraged to apply and attend.
Participants can receive two free graduate professional development credits from the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, or Minot State University (S/U grading only). Educators who have taken the course in the past are eligible to apply and attend again (restrictions apply).
Teachers will leave the seminar with the information and educational materials they need to teach their students about how lignite is mined and used to produce electricity for homes, farms and businesses in the Upper Midwest. In addition, the seminar covers lignite’s economic impact on the region as well as important environmental issues affecting the lignite industry.
Since 1986, more than 3,500 teachers have attended the Lignite Energy Council's teacher education seminar.
View seminar FAQs at Teachers Seminar FAQs | Lignite Energy Council