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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...
Going the Extra Mile For Climate Science Learning

Going the Extra Mile For Climate Science Learning

Implementing NGSS-aligned instruction is a priority in Wahluke School District. Where, you may wonder, is Wahluke? Wahluke School District is located on the east bank of the Columbia River in Central Washington. The District encompasses the towns of Mattawa, Desert...
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...