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Solutions Oriented Learning Storylines Writing Workshop: Coastal Hazards

During the week of August 10th, 2020, 12 educators from across western Washington joined Pacific Education Institute staff and faculty online to write Solutions Oriented Learning Storylines on the...

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...

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.

Elementary ClimeTime Institute

Elementary ClimeTime Institute

The Elementary ClimeTime Institute offered by ESD121 created a hybrid professional learning community of K-5 educators who used the phenomenon of poor air quality due to wildfires to learn how to engage with the NGSS science and engineering practices through the pedagogical approaches outlined in the Ambitious Science Teaching (AST) Project.

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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