When: October – December
Who: 6-12 Grade Teachers
Clock Hours: Teachers who complete the course can earn up to 9 STEM clock hours.
Stipend: Washington State public school teachers will receive a $315 stipend upon submission of teacher and student work and completion of assessments.
Running October through December for 6 – 12th Grade Teachers
Even during the disruptions facing in-person school, science learning can continue at home. Are you working on ways to make science meaningful for your secondary students amidst the challenges and disruptions of COVID-19? Explore with IslandWood staff and other teachers how local phenomena and investigations in YOUR community can be centered in a Next Generation Science Standards storyline to connect to the interests and identities of your students and support understanding of the impact of climate change. We will use an example phenology storyline to explore possibilities during our two large group sessions in October. Two small group follow up sessions will provide the opportunity to develop and discuss with other teachers what a hyperlocal storyline approach could look like for your students in YOUR community.
Session 1: 10/24
Session 2: 10/31
Small Group sessions: November-December, dates TBD