Grade-Level Professional Development

Fuel your students' passion for learning with OEP's free educational resources.

OEP’s resources support science curriculum with standards-based lessons and hands-on activities that inspire the next generation of innovators.


Our teacher-designed programs provide all the training, tools, and support teachers need to be successful, whether in the classroom or teaching virtually. Our proven methods bring science to life with interactive learning and real-world applications that dramatically increase student comprehension and engagement.

Click on the grade level below to see dates and locations. 


Please note: These are different workshops from the e3 Smart energy efficiency program with the student kits. Click for more details about the e3 program. 

The 3rd grade workshop focuses on Energy Sources, Forms and States of Matter. Science activities are integrated into ELA standards and four non-fiction literature books are included in the resources. 

Dates & Locations

  • Wednesday, June 16-Lima
  • Thursday, June 17-Columbus
  • Wednesday, June 23-Toledo
  • Wednesday, July 7-Columbus
  • Monday, July 12-Cleveland
  • Wednesday, July 14-Cincinnati-cancelled
  • Thursday, July 22-Portsmouth-cancelled
  • Thursday, July 29-Dayton

All programs are 9a-12p. 

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The 4th grade workshop focuses on Electricity, Thermal Energy and Climate Science. Science activities are integrated into ELA standards and include non-fiction, fiction and poetry literature. 

Dates & Locations

  • Wednesday, June 16-Lima-closed
  • Thursday, June 17-Columbus
  • Wednesday, June 23-Toledo-closed
  • Wednesday, July 7-Columbus-closed
  • Monday, July 12-Cleveland
  • Wednesday, July 14-Cincinnati
  • Thursday, July 22-Portsmouth
  • Thursday, July 29-Dayton

All programs are 1p-4p. 

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The 5th grade workshop focuses on Light & Sound

Dates & Locations

  • Tuesday, June 22-Toledo  1p-4p-date is closed
  • Thursday, July 8-Columbus  9a-12p-date is closed
  • Wednesday, July 28-Dayton  1p-4p-date is closed


Registration for 5th grade programs has now closed

The 7th/9th grades workshop focuses on Electricity. 

Date & Location

  • Tuesday, July 27-Orrville  1p-4p-Registration is closed. 


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  • 12 or less participants.
  • 6′ or more social distancing and all participants will be seated at their own table. There will be no group work. 
  • All supplies used during the workshop will be new and not used by other participants.
  • Cleaning supplies and hand-sanitizer will be available.
  • We will follow the mask mandates at the facility where the workshop is held. We will try to let you know in advance if they require masks. We will have masks available if they are required by the facility. 

Register and you’ll receive:

  • Comprehensive training, curriculum guidance, and ongoing support – at no charge.
  • Essential resources, including lesson plans, activities, and lab materials that engage and excite students.
  • Access to top-notch professional development opportunities, special events, and workshops.
  • Increased confidence in learning and teaching science to help you successfully and efficiently teach energy units.
  • Online resources for virtual education, with hands-on home activities that reinforce lessons and educate the whole family.
  • Curriculum that fully aligns with Ohio’s required learning standards and prepares students for state testing.
  • Career exposure and leadership development opportunities for students to actively become changemakers in their communities.


Why participate?

  • We make science fun! OEP’s programs make teaching easier and more enjoyable – and that enthusiasm, for inquiry and exploration is passed on to students.
  • Did we mention it’s free? All materials are ready to use and provided at no cost to teachers or their schools.
  • Standards-based curriculum. All our programs are in accordance with state content standards, giving you exactly what you need to teach and how to do it.
  • Cultivate changemakers. Our programs and curriculum enable teachers to expose students to enhanced career and leadership development opportunities.
  • A focus on relationships. We believe the best way to invest in students is to invest in educators. With proper training and ongoing support, teachers have everything they need when class begins.

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