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Elementary Teachers Prepare For NGSS-Aligned Instruction

Elementary Teachers Prepare For NGSS-Aligned Instruction

During the week of August 12 to August 16, more that 220 elementary teachers from 20 public school districts prepared to implement new science units based on the Next Generation Science Standards at ESD 105 in Yakima, WA. The teachers took on the role of students as...
Science For Special Education

Science For Special Education

30 Special Education Teachers, Administrators, Para pros, Science, & STEM Teachers met at ESD 105 on March 14, 2019. Participants experienced a NGSS immersion experience, then made sense of guiding assumptions and principles from “A Framework for K-12 Science...
ESD 105 – Science Leadership Network for Middle School

ESD 105 – Science Leadership Network for Middle School

November 7, 2018 Yakima, WA – 32 Middle School teachers investigated why two cities at the same latitude in the US have different climates. The teachers used the Argument-Driven Inquiry process to create their claim, gather evidence, and, construct an argument...
Building Capacity for K-5 Professional Learning

Building Capacity for K-5 Professional Learning

In July, 2018, Science Master Trainers and 7 new “Apprentice Trainers” met for three days to develop facilitation materials for a six hour “Foundational Professional Learning” session for “NGSS Phase 1” comprised of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom units for...