ClimeTime is facilitated by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) —in collaboration with the UW Institute for Science + Math Education—through a Washington State legislative proviso originally requested by Governor Jay Inslee of an annual $4 million investment that began in 2018-19 and continued as a $3 million investment in 2019-20. OSPI manages the network and the grant funding flows through all nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs) in Washington and six community-based organizations (CBOs). The ESDs and CBOs have launched programs for science teacher training, linking the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and climate science. In addition to teacher professional development, the project supports the 15 grantees to develop instructional materials, design related assessment tasks and evaluation strategies and facilitate student events.
2019-2020 Goal & Accomplishments
During the 2019-2020 school year, our goal was to build capacity of science teachers in all regions to help youth understand climate science and promote a thriving and sustainable environment.
of participants agreed or strongly agreed that participation prepared them with the necessary skills to try something new or different in their professional practice
of participants agreed that they have broadened or deepened their understanding of research-based instructional practices