Localizing Your OpenSciEd Middle School Unit


Apr 27 2024


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Are you looking for an opportunity to map out specific ideas for connecting your OpenSciEd science unit to your region, community, and students? Would you like to gather in-person with your peers to brainstorm ideas together? Do you need STEM and Equity Clock Hours?

Join us for a FREE Saturday session (including lunch and travel) on April 27th from 9:00am – 3:00pm at the Brightwater Education Center near Woodinville.

Staff from IslandWood, NWESD and OESD will facilitate a series of short introductions to opportunities, followed by ample time to brainstorm and develop ideas for localizing your OpenSciEd Unit to your community. You will have an opportunity to expand on ideas for unit specific related phenomena, adapt unit transfer tasks and develop ideas for connections to local community assets. Leave with a plan for ideas to try out when you teach the unit with your students.

This workshop is a follow up to our online Introduction to Localizing OpenSciEd workshop. If you did not attend that workshop you will be provided a recording to watch before the Saturday session and can earn an additional 1.5 clock hours for doing so.


Those who turn in a reflection on a pre-reading, attend the workshop, and complete a follow-up survey will receive 6 clock hours (5 STEM and 1 Equity). An additional 1.5 STEM clock hours will be added for those who watch and reflect on the recorded introductory session.

Participants will bring an OpenSciEd science unit to focus on. We suggest it be one you are teaching or supporting this school year that you feel has potential for local connections (Life and Earth Science units are more ideal than others).

The workshop is from 9:00am to 3:00pm with lunch provided to those who provide preferences in our confirmation survey.

*Funding is available for those who live more than 50 miles from Woodinville. This includes reimbursement for mileage and a hotel room for those who are confirmed for travel coverage after filling out the confirmation survey.


Brightwater Education Center
22505 WA-9 Woodinville WA 98072

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