Electra: An Energy Efficiency Adventure

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A sequential, comic-style
narrative in comic-book
format
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Appealing stories and
engaging visuals
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Reaches out to reluctant
readers, visual learners and
others who may shy away
from traditional, printheavy pieces
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Offers the same benefits as
regular books:
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New Vocabulary
“Book Language”
Stories and information to
teach and spark imaginations
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Graphic novels are read left
to right, just like traditional
texts
Going panel by panel, the
dialog balloons, thought
bubbles and sound effects
are also read left to right or
top to bottom as is
appropriate
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Panel
Sound Effect
Gutter
Thought
Bubble
Caption
Panel
Dialogue
Bubble
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Electra: An Energy
Efficiency Adventure is
a graphic novel that
teaches about energy
and energy conservation
through the art of
storytelling
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Electra: An Energy Efficiency Adventure is designed as
a science, reading and ELA based curriculum that:
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Educates students on important science and energy
issues
Presents complex material in readable text and
visual medium students will understand
Engages students on many levels:
 Visually
 Textually
 Emotionally
Excites good readers and also challenges students
who struggle at comprehension and language
acquisition
Gets reluctant readers to get started reading and
learning in a fun way
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Electra: An Energy Efficiency
Adventure is also designed to help
utilities meet program objectives
such as:
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Residential Energy Efficiency
Demand Response
Safety
Renewable Energy
Company
Name
Company
Name and
logo
Delivers
Company
EE Kits
Also:
 Scalable for large audiences/
service territories
 Content is flexible and easily
adjusted
 Branded
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Four chapters – one per
45 minute class period
Each chapter in the
graphic novel includes
discussion questions,
activities and
experiments
Additional activities,
apps and digital lessons
for each chapter are
found online
Activities and content flexible and can
be adjusted.
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Introduces our protagonist,
Electra. Information and follow
up activities focused around:
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What is energy and electricity
What are non-renewable
resources
Why we need energy
Differences between
renewable and non-renewable
energy sources
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Information and follow
up activities focused
around:
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What is a power plant
and its basic workings
Ways electricity can
be wasted
Relationship between
wasting energy and
natural resources
Prefixes and how they
work
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Information and follow up
activities focused around:
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Ways to save energy
 Around the house
 At your school
 CFL’s and LED’s
 Programmable
thermostats
 Power strips
Acronyms
Abbreviations
Making an inference
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Information and follow up
activities :
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Conclusion
Vocab
Recap
Quiz
Certificate of
achievement
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From the “Three R’s” to the “Four C’s of Education:
1. Collaboration
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From the “Three R’s” to the “Four C’s of Education:
2. Critical Thinking
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From the “Three R’s” to the “Four C’s of Education:
3. Creativity
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From the “Three R’s” to the “Four C’s of Education:
4. Communication
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Teacher guide to reinforce
the concepts presented in
Electra: An Energy
Efficiency Adventure
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Educational activities tied to
each chapter
Aligns with national
education standards
Aligns with state and local
standards
Activities cover both new
generation science and ELA
standards
Rubric is directly tied to each
activity
Classroom experiments and
demonstrations teach the
scientific method
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Continue the graphic novel
adventure with games that
educate at playworks.com
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Additional digital apps,
activities and class lessons to
further enhance the topic
Downloadable and easy for
teacher use in classroom
Utilizes “Smart Board”
technology, tablets and PC’s
Reinforces key messages in
the classroom and at home
Provides additional sponsor
branding opportunities
Can be constantly updated
with new content and
messaging
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Drive participation in:
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Energy Efficiency Kits
Utility HV/AC Cycling
Home Energy Audits
Appliance Recycling
Rebate Programs
Other Key Initiatives
Can be tailored around
any residential EE, DR,
safety and/or renewable
engagement
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Graphic novel tailored
around your EE Kit
program
Teachers send kits
home as integrated
homework assignments
Utility customized back
page
BRC is entered online or
gathered by teacher for
verification
Can be tailored around any
residential EE, DR, safety and/or
renewable engagement
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Company Name and logo
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Back page of graphic
novel cross promotes
initiatives to parents
so they experience
other EE opportunities
and offerings online
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Can be tailored around
any residential EE, DR,
safety and/or
renewable engagement
program or message
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Uses creative, non-traditional methods of teaching to
prepare classroom lessons
Aligns with State and local standards
Incorporates a medium that is popular among students
Aligns with new generation science and ELA standards
Teaches science in a creative way
Builds critical reading skills
Provides access to activities, lesson plans and
downloadable educational apps for use in classroom
and as homework
Builds key 21st century educational skills
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Collaboration
Critical Thinking
Creativity
Communication
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Access to students and families in schools and at home
for strategic communications
Unique and creative way to further expand your
company and program’s messages
Effective and exciting way to teach science and
enhance student reading skills
Use up-to-date 21st century teaching tactics through
storytelling
Strengthen your company’s position as a leader in
promoting your messages and education for students
and families
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NTC is an award-winning educational content provider
that works on behalf of organizations to motivate and
inspire preK-12 students, their families and educators.
We offer a platform of unique, turn-key marketing and
communications programs that are appropriate for the
education space including:
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Theatrical, all-school assemblies
Extracurricular events
Professional development
Print and digital curriculum
Volunteers-in-the-schools
Each year our programs are presented in front of millions
of students, in thousands of schools across the USA and
Australia.
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For additional information, please contact:
Bob Beverage, Vice President
612-677-2811
[email protected]
Ward Eames, Founder & President
612-677-2804
[email protected]
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