ESD112 ClimeTime Projects
The ESD 112 plan for ClimeTime includes a variety of offerings in teacher professional development, development of instructional materials, and student events. Their goal is to engage teachers in exploring ways climate change is impacting their local community so they can provide students with authentic, climate-related problem-solving experiences.
Teacher Professional Development
Throughout the year, multiple opportunities are offered for teachers to engage in professional learning around NGSS and climate science.
- Six nPower Externships developed in collaboration with local businesses and organizations. Teachers visit businesses and learn how climate change is impacting their work, then participate in grade-level team collaboration to develop a classroom task based on what they’ve learned.
- Six STEM Seminars where scientists and researchers present the impacts of climate at related locations in our region.
- Other Events/Trainings, including a 3-day Summer Science Symposium and a national pilot of research-based, NGSS-aligned middle school science curriculum
Multiple opportunities to identify, modify, or develop climate-related classroom tasks and rubrics through the Science Leadership Network and nPower Teachers in STEM.
Student Engagement Activities
Student events with an explicit connection to climate science, including an interactive day for 4th-8th grade girls, highlighting women in climate-related careers.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Success Stories from ESD 112
Educators in ESD 112 learned about the impacts climate change has on human health. Thank you to Southwest Clean Air Agency for providing specific resources on local air quality! One teacher said the training, "made me excited to spread the data [around human health]...
With the recently released U.S. Climate Report containing alarming data about climate change, ESD (Educational Services District) 112 is working to help educate teachers and ultimately students about the issue. Using the cutting-edge $3 million climate science grant...
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...