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Rural Communities, Regional Challenges

Rural Communities, Regional Challenges

Ask any teacher from a rural school district if they feel they have adequate opportunities for quality professional development in their community and most will tell you they do not. They will likely follow that up with a request, not for themselves, but for their...
The Best of the Best

The Best of the Best

During the week of Nov. 5-7 local teachers gathered at ESD 123 in Pasco, Washington to deepen their knowledge of the new instructional materials from Smithsonian Science Units. Third Grade teachers learned about How Weather and Climate Affect our Lives, Fourth Grade...
Food Waste In the Mid-Columbia

Food Waste In the Mid-Columbia

Educational Service District 123 and Pacific Education Institute partnered to bring the Food Waste Storyline to the Tri-Cities at the REACH Museum. The teachers began by learning about how indigenous people of Washington view food, and how those views could inform...
Digging to Make Sense of Earth Changes

Digging to Make Sense of Earth Changes

The Earth Systems and Changes project brought together K-6 teachers from Southeast Washington to experience place based, local field experiences at the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site to understand Earth systems, changes, and climate science in the context of natural and...
Climate Science in Southeast Washington

Climate Science in Southeast Washington

Teachers in Southeast Washington have dug for artifacts, consulted with virtual reality engineers and climate scientists, and brainstormed solutions to climate change issues, all as part of a state-wide climate science education initiative. ESD 123 has partnered with...
Eastside Informal Science Educators Meeting

Eastside Informal Science Educators Meeting

21 informal science educators from ESD 101 and ESD 123 met to learn more about climate science efforts in the region and state and their potential role in that work. Led by Elizabeth Schmitz, OSPI, Tammie Schrader, ESD 101 and Georgia Boatman, ESD 123 they spent the...