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January 28, 2023 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FREE 6-Session Course from IslandWood & OSPI ClimeTime

Brad Street

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 Snohomish – Snoqualmie 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 6th – 8th grade students with some flexibility in what they teach. Informal science educators are also welcome!

Event Notes:
You will be sent a survey before the course to confirm your registration, gather some additional information, and secure a spot at the in-person session.

This course is a repeat of IslandWood’s “Community-Centered Climate Change” course taught last Winter 2021-22. If you took this course in a previous year, consider contacting about being a teacher facilitator. Funding is provided by the Washington State Legislature through the ClimeTime proviso and is available to Washington State teachers only.

Course Outcomes:

  • UNDERSTAND how local phenomena intersect with Next Generation Science Standards, climate change, ecosystems, and people in the community.
  • EXPERIENCE how specific examples support a larger equity and justice focused framework and collaborate with other participants to develop ideas that will work for their individual curriculum and community.
  • REFLECT on how local, community-based science instruction is integral to the pursuit of climate and education justice.

STEM Clock Hours:
12 STEM clock hours ($3 per clock hour)

Up to $300 upon submission of teacher and student work and completion of assessments.

Weds, Jan 18, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Sat, Jan 21, 2023 or Sat, Jan 28, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

Sat, Jan 28, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Weds, Feb 1, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Weds, Feb 8, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Weds, Feb 15, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Weds, March 8, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Weds, March 8, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Asynchronous work due