Frequently Asked Questions (Teachers)

  • What is the Super Savers Program?

    The Super Savers Program was developed to teach students easy ways to use energy wisely in their homes. Program content supports Illinois Academic State Standards, so you can easily integrate the program into existing curriculum.

     

  • What is included with the Super Savers Program?

    The Super Savers Program comes complete with a teacher book filled with lesson plans, activity books and engaging activities that can be used inside and outside of the classroom. Each teacher and student will receive an individual Student Guide, Student Workbook and a Super Savers Kit. The kit includes energy-saving products that will help students implement classroom lessons at home. Kit items include:

     

    • Three 9-Watt LED Light Bulbs*
    • High Efficiency Showerhead
    • Kitchen Faucet Aerator
    • Two Bathroom Faucet Aerators
    • Shower Timer
    • Digital Thermometer
    • And Much More!

    *In areas that are not served by ComEd, the kit will not include lighting.

     

  • What are the participation requirements?

    Participation requirements are minimal. As part of the program, we ask that each student complete a Student Survey Form. The Survey Form helps us gauge the knowledge gained by each student during the program. It also helps us track how much energy is being saved by the program overall. If your students take a pledge to be energy efficient and return their Student Survey Forms, each student will receive a Super Savers certificate of achievement! A self-addressed, postage-paid return envelope is provided in your Teacher Materials so that you may return your students' completed Student Surveys and Teacher Evaluation.

     

  • Is there an enrollment deadline?

    There are a limited number of kits available for each school year. If you are interested in participating, enroll now!

     

  • Who pays for the Super Savers Program?

    This program is funded by ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas customers in compliance with Illinois law.

     

  • Are there a maximum number of kits for each class?

    No. The Super Savers Program will provide one kit for each student enrolled in the class. However, there are a limited number of kits for each school year. When this maximum number of kits has been reached, no more classrooms will be able to participate until the following school year.

     

  • If I enroll in the program, how will my school benefit?

    Your school will get to work with Super Savers on a select program that can make an impact in your community. In addition to teaching lessons that promote wise, lifelong use of energy, each participating teacher will receive a $50 gift card for their classroom when 80% of their student surveys are completed and returned by the date listed on your incentive flier found in your Teacher Folder. These gift cards can be used to purchase school supplies.

     

  • How much does the program cost?

    The Super Savers Program is provided by ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas at no cost to you, your school or your school district.

This program is funded by ComEd, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, and Nicor Gas customers in compliance with state law.