The Washington state program ClimeTime, which is facilitated by the state’s nine Education Service Districts (ESDs) and community partners, was recently cited as a popular and effective model for educator education in climate science. The Journal of Science Policy and...
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...
Nearly 60 K-12 educators from Skagit and Whatcom Counties are participating in a 4-day workshop to dive deeper into the NGSS through hands-on outdoor lessons facilitated by a collaboration between six community-based organizations.
Last week the NWESD 189 held the first of a two-part ClimeTime class called “Stories of Us and the Environment.” This class focused on the intersection of ELA and science, specifically through the lens of narratives that we all have inside of us. A group of...
This workshop series provides the opportunity to: Learn two Systems Education Experience (SEE) modules Enhance your school year with engaging phenomena and 3-dimensional science learning Connect with scientists during the series and invite them to[...]
As a team of Middle School Science/Social Studies teachers you will create an openly licensed (OER) unit that builds student understanding on how local communities have been impacted by climate science. These inquiry-based units will[...]
ESD 113 Regional Science Coordinator will continue their partnership with Pacific Education Institute and facilitate virtual and face-to-face meetings for educators in grades K-3. The workshops will introduce teachers to grade appropriate, locally relevant 3-D[...]
Energy Matters is an adaptive series of modules developed for secondary students. This resource is set up in four modules, each representing a different level including: Individual, School, Global, Community. Learn about the connection between[...]
NGSS Aligned Units and PD for High School Teachers! “ISB Systems Science at NWESD” empowers regional high school teachers to give their students engaging experiences with the 3-dimensions of science learning, the NGSS vision for[...]
We are concurrently experiencing two global crises – the climate crisis and COVID-19. What are connections between the two? Why are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities disproportionately affected by both? Participants will have[...]