When a community college in Tennessee needed curriculum for an adult education certification program in construction, they turn to us. We provided original content in the form of four books that layered instruction and guidance from the basics of residential energy efficiency to more advanced construction concepts, to HVAC basics and existing homes. As a result of our collaborative efforts, the college won the Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award in the category of Energy Leadership.
When the U.S. Green Building Council needed a subject matter export on green raters, they turn to us. Along with Randy Hansell and instructional designer Eric von Schrader, we developed the LEED for Homes Green Rater curriculum.
When ACCA needed a certification program to teach HVAC technicians and HERS Raters how to verify design and installation of residential HVAC systems through design assessment and commissioning, they turned to us. We created the course content, workbook, instructor’s guidebook, and exams for their Residential Systems Installation Verifier program.
When the Environmental Protection Agency needed content to train quality management specialists on how to apply ENERGY STAR New Homes quality assurance protocols, they turned to us. We created an online training program that included a case study assessment.
When RESNET needed a training program for Quality Assurance Designees that covered ethics, quality systems, file reviews, and field reviews, they turned to us. We created three separate trainings designed to be delivered online to train the target audience on RESNET quality assurance protocols.
When RESNET and NATE needed a training program for their HVAC Verifier program, they turned to us. We developed the course content and the instructor’s guidebook for their certificate program.
We aren’t just masters at what we do, we are masters at teaching what we do.
Contact us today for a proposal on your curriculum development needs!
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At Intellectual Ferret, we believe wholeheartedly at becoming a platform for education across multiple disciplines.
As such, we commissioned a local artist, Cason Miller, to create a poster. Using his personal style to show an out-of-this…
by Connor Dillon
So you’ve just gotten a degree, maybe you have a job or two lined up (or more likely don’t). Time to start your life!
Except, you probably haven't thought about this: all those skills you’ve developed and have ingrained…
Our Friends over at Build San Antonio Green have a job opening on the market!
Build San Antonio Green Field Observation Associate
Build San Antonio Green is looking for an entry level-full time Field Observation Associate to assist…
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Whenever I think of change, I think of this Pink Floyd song- particularly the lines "And did they get you to trade / Your heroes for ghosts? / Hot ashes for trees? / Hot air for a cool breeze? / Cold comfort for change? / And did you exchange…
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HERS Rater Training programs typically come in three styles:
Jam, Cram, Regurgitate
Let's Do Something!
Think About What & Why
Most HERS Rater training falls into the Jam, Cram, Regurgitate model. The trainer presents information,…
I read Creativity by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly, trying to gain insight, when I stumbled across two quotes that rocked me.
The first is from Erik Erikson: "I am what survives me." This simple, yet powerful phrase describing identity should be…
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What is Possible?
I have an imagination and I'm not afraid to use it. I had an employee give me a button to wear with that on it- and I wore it every day at that workplace.
When I was much younger, relatives called me "Spock" because I…
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Think of all the complex tasks you do everyday. Driving cars, playing musical instruments, the very act of handwriting- these are very complex activities.
Take teeth brushing, for instance. Somehow you have to maneuver your meat-covered skeleton…
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A good trainer is a rare find because many Train the Trainer programs often focus on teaching the mechanics of how to do a certain task, or follow a prescriptive formula for a specific program. That's not what Train the Trainer programs should…
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“If you don’t turn in your homework, you will fail this class.”
“If you don’t pass this test, you will fail and be held back.”
“If you don’t go to school, you won’t get a good job.”
Early on we are taught that failure…
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Should I go to college?
It’s an important question. One that is asked of you when you start high school. Because that’s the goal of high school, to get you good enough grades and to score high enough on all you AP and SAT tests so that…
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We have an education problem.
Yes, funding is being cut and teachers are being laid off. But that is not the heart of the issue.
Since the inception of public school, education has been about producing workers. This is an industrial model.…
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