This course begins January 22nd in Tacoma. Follow-up sessions will be online.
For a fully online version of this course focused on the Puyallup River, click here.
For a hybrid course focused on the Snoqualmie River (Tulalip location, starting 2/5/22), click here.
During this hybrid in-person/online course, participants will explore how local scientific phenomena can drive a Next Generation Science Standards storyline for 6-8th grade students. IslandWood educators will guide participants through an example storyline highlighting the impacts of climate change on the Puyallup River and community resilience in the face of these changes. Using climate data, community expertise, and intersections with ELA and Social Studies standards, the course uses this example storyline to model culturally sustaining instructional strategies that connect to the interests and identities of students while building understandings about the local impacts of climate change. Participants will imagine possibilities for using this localized model in their own curricula, with support and collective learning alongside peer teachers.
- This course is intended for teachers of 6-8 students. Informal science educators are also welcome.
- After completing the course, teachers will receive instructions to claim and pay for clock hours.
- Washington State Public School Teachers will qualify for a $300 implementation stipend upon submission of teacher and student work and completion of assessments.
- Funding provided by the Washington State Legislature through the ClimeTime proviso and is available to Washington State teachers only.