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Community Mapping with Crosscutting Concepts

Community Mapping with Crosscutting Concepts

IslandWood Teacher Professional Development in PSESD On February 2nd, 22 teachers and educators spent the morning at Cascade View Elementary School in Tukwila learning and practicing how the use of crosscutting concepts and climate related standards can be supported...
STEM It Up with Avalanches!

STEM It Up with Avalanches!

Elementary science and math coordinators in ESD 101 have been delivering a series of PD offerings that focus on authentic STEM integration for elementary teachers and include a focus on the Climate science/Human impacts on Earth standards in the NGSS. Over a 15-hour...
Engineering in Community

Engineering in Community

IslandWood Teacher Professional Development in PSESD On January 26th 24 teachers met at King County South Treatment Plant in Renton and practiced the engineering design process on local stormwater problems, and later applied it to practical small-scale solutions to...
Elementary ESD 101

Elementary ESD 101

On 1/23, more than 2 dozen elementary teachers, tosa’s and leaders from ESD 101 participated in a day of leadership, STEM, and collaboration. They focused on authentic STEM (plus ELA and Math!) integration via a unit on hurricanes and climate change. The...
What is Our Evidence the We Live on a Changing Earth?

What is Our Evidence the We Live on a Changing Earth?

On January 17th, twenty 4th grade teachers learned about the new Smithsonian module on Earth science. These new units are NGSS aligned and these teachers will be able to share their learning with other teachers as well as being prepared to teach the unit.
STEM Fair Teacher Training

STEM Fair Teacher Training

On November 29, 2018, 23 K-8 educators came together to learn about how to transform their traditional science fair into a STEM Innovation Fair. The STEM Innovation Team from Harney Elementary School in Vancouver, WA shared resources and processes they have developed...