Purpose

THE CEED PURPOSE

The CEED enables students and community members to explore various energy devices and techniques to make intelligent decisions about energy and housing.

The building is:

 A learning laboratory where Franklin County students come to explore green technology and building design through problem-based learning.
 A field trip destination for students in the surrounding region.
 A place where web-based lesson plans written by educators specifically for the CEED are implemented. These plans are based on the functions of the building and use real-time and archived data from the building's monitoring systems and weather station.
 A place for builders and home owners to examine energy efficient building techniques and energy producing applications.

Our purpose is accomplished through:

 Use of technology as a teaching and information-processing tool.
 Interpretive displays.
 Hands-on discovery learning.
 Group and individual problem-solving projects.
 An integrated curriculum.
 Involvement of business, industry, government, and post-secondary educational  entities in the instructional process.
 Time and schedule flexibility.

The Leonard A. Gereau Center for Applied Technology & Career Exploration | 150 Technology Drive | Rocky Mount, Virginia | 24151 | Copyright © CEED 2012