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My Time with ClimeTime

Written by Kiana Jenkins, Common Threads Food Educator, Spring 2020 As an AmeriCorp member here at Common Threads, I’ve had the opportunity to take part in ClimeTime, a series of professional...

With Energy in Central Washington, The Sky’s the Limit!

Standing in the shadows of giant wind turbines, it’s hard not to be awestruck. For Yakima-area teachers, a field trip to the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility outside Ellensburg not only inspired...

Distance Learning for the Birds

When ESD105 originally partnered with Pacific Education Institute and the Mount Rainier Institute to offer a professional development for secondary educators in June 2020, the idea was to take...

Equitable At Home Science Learning!

On May 29, 2020, 31 teachers and five IslandWood educators wrapped up a virtual four-part course focused on science teaching and learning--from your own home! Using STEM Teaching Tools and an...

ClimeTime: Why Teach Climate Science?

Find out why teachers need to teach climate science education and what resources are available to help.

Project Portraits

These Portraits of Practice represent the diversity of work done by ClimeTime and the many ways in which climate science and the focus on local phenomena-based learning can engage both teachers and students.

Teaching for the climate

Teaching for the climate

The Teaching for the Climate project was a field-based professional learning experience to support K-5 teachers’ ability to lead outdoor, experiential, place-based, and NGSS-aligned science learning that addresses climate topics.

Earth systems and changes at Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site

Earth systems and changes at Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site

Earth is ever-changing, and Earth Science education aims to teach students about the ways that humans influence landscape and climate. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have many standards that help us understand Earth’s dynamic nature.

Success Stories

My Time with ClimeTime

My Time with ClimeTime

Written by Kiana Jenkins, Common Threads Food Educator, Spring 2020 As an AmeriCorp member here at Common Threads, I’ve had the opportunity to take part in ClimeTime, a series of professional development workshops for Whatcom County teachers. The primary focus of the...

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With Energy in Central Washington, The Sky’s the Limit!

With Energy in Central Washington, The Sky’s the Limit!

Standing in the shadows of giant wind turbines, it’s hard not to be awestruck. For Yakima-area teachers, a field trip to the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility outside Ellensburg not only inspired wonder, it connected them with local resources to engage their students...

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Distance Learning for the Birds

Distance Learning for the Birds

When ESD105 originally partnered with Pacific Education Institute and the Mount Rainier Institute to offer a professional development for secondary educators in June 2020, the idea was to take Yakima area workshop participants into the great outdoors and study the...

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