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Olympic ESD 114

The Olympic ESD 114 ClimeTime work is focused on increasing understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards while building a vision of science instruction consistent with the Framework for K-12 Science Education. Olympic ESD serves teachers in rural and remote areas on the Olympic Peninsula working to ensure equity and access to high quality professional learning opportunities in typically underserved communities.

Teacher Professional Development

Growing Elementary Science/ Eureka Science Stories

Olympic ESD will support elementary teacher knowledge and practice through the Growing Elementary Science Project. This project works to develop deeper understanding of phenomena-based science instruction through engagement in science storyline learning model. Teachers will explore the connection between science learning and literacy skill development exploring grab-and-go science unit starters.

Elementary teachers will also experience the widely popular NSTA Eureka Science Activities and Stories biographies that connect literacy learning with science.

Instructional Materials

Middle School Science Community of Practice (OpenSciEd)

Collaborate-Implement-Reflect

The Middle School Collaboratory project will bring together middle school teachers from around the region working on implementing newly adopted or piloted instructional materials. Teachers will work in teams to plan and reflect on the implementation of recent lessons, consider classroom instructional routines to increase student engagement, and strengthen collegial relationship through a learning network. An inter-district cohort of 20 middle school teachers will convene three times during the year to learn, reflect, and grow.

ClimeTime Formative Assessment Task Implementation

The ClimeTime Formative Assessment Task Implementation project will provide professional learning to K-12 teachers to Increase teacher understanding of how to implement common Formative Assessment Tasks. Teachers will experience the newly developed ClimeTime assessment tasks aligned to the Washington State Science Learning Standards/ NGSS to support instructional practice and increase student learning outcomes.

Partners & Collaborators

Washington Green Schools
Islandwood
Pacific Education Institute
Northwest ESD 189
Puget Sound ESD

Success Stories from ESD 114

Using Shellfish to Teach Climate Change

Using Shellfish to Teach Climate Change

Shellfish are an important traditional food source with cultural significance for coastal Native people and the foundation of an iconic industry for Washington state. The shellfish industry here generates hundreds of millions of dollars each year and employs thousands...

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ClimeTime cited in leading science journal

ClimeTime cited in leading science journal

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...

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