Home      About      Contact      Submit an Item      
Passive    PV    Homes    Commercial    Wind    Projects    DIY    Resources    Tools    Materials    
Watch Highline Park Design Thumbnail

Highline Park Design Video


Watch Twelve Essential Steps to Net Zero Energy

Twelve Essential Steps to Net Zero Energy Video


Watch Highline Park NYC Thumbnail

Highline Park NYC Video


  

 

 

 

Resource

The Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration (Virginia, USA)

Technology education for middle and high school students

The Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration is a learning center for middle and high school students in Franklin County, Virginia, USA. the program is student centered, combining challenging academic standards, integrating critical thinking skills, and incorporating the Virginia Standards of Learning mathematics, science, and social studies with technological skills and a problem-based learning approach.

The Gereau Center enables students to explore various career options and prepares them to make knowledgeable decisions about their educational choices. The Vision at The Leonard A. Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration is to provide student(s) assistance with a common core curriculum that is complemented with a variety of career elective courses. It is, also apart of our vision to assist students in making the best course selections possible as they enter into high school so that this preparation will greatly assist them as they enter into the workforce after graduation, or continue their education and/or job related training.

At The Gereau Center, the curriculum delivery methodology is in an applied, hands-on fashion. Students are immersed in real problems, units of study and projects, guided toward practical solutions by instructors who function as facilitators. This opportunity to apply content shows students the real world application of their studies. We are designed as a corporate research center in which students learn.

With the help of Virginia Tech and the U.S. government, the Gereau Center's laboratory space is housed in its Center for Energy Efficient Design. CEED is a certified Passive House facility that features earth berming, passive solar design, photovoltaics, geothermal heating and cooling, solar hot water, and rainwater harvesting.