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Elementary ClimeTime PLC Meets Again!

Elementary ClimeTime PLC Meets Again!

Twenty teachers met, once again, for our monthly Elementary ClimeTime professional learning community gathering on April 21. This month, we spent time with a “Less Like …” “More Like …” table designed to help us thinking through science learning in this new reality....
NGSS Climate Science and the Diverse Classrooms

NGSS Climate Science and the Diverse Classrooms

Thirty-one teachers from across the Puget Sound region joined Karina Vanderbilt Multilingual Learning Director at Puget Sound ESD for a day of learning about how to support multilingual learners in science classroom. We started the day by experiencing a lesson on...
Elementary ClimeTime PLC Meets Again!

Elementary ClimeTime Online PLCs a Hit

Fifteen elementary science teachers are working hard to bring Ambitious Science Teaching (AST) practices to their classrooms. In August they participated in a three-day workshop with AST teacher leaders and the team from Washington Green Schools learning about why our...
Collaborating for Ambitious Science Teaching (CASTL)

Collaborating for Ambitious Science Teaching (CASTL)

CASTL teachers attended a three-day institute (June 30, 31 and Feb 7) exploring climate impacts on the Southern Resident Killer Whales to better understand the teaching innovations needed to support students with the Next Generation Science Standards. Teachers then...
Climate Change and Human Health

Climate Change and Human Health

In late March, a dozen teachers from Puget Sound ESD gathered at the Tacoma Nature Center to learn about how human health is impacted by climate change locally. After grappling with some of the latest data on regional air quality and climate change, teachers engaged...
Floods & Droughts

Floods & Droughts

In ESD 121, on March 22, 2019, fourteen teachers gathered at the WSU Stormwater Center to learn about how climate is impacting floods and droughts in the region. Teachers received a tour of the campus fish lab where scientists explore the impact of stormwater...
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...
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...