Come learn with EarthGen in this virtual professional development opportunity designed for secondary teachers in ESD 121. Teachers will explore technology and engineering solutions to climate change and discuss with one another the pros and cons of each. Through asynchronous and synchronous learning, participants will have a chance to authentically engage with activities and experts as they grow their understanding of how climate change has and will impact their community.
Teachers will also explore the ethics of using technology for climate solutions and discuss the criteria and constraints for actual implementation. Teachers will analyze and interpret recent climate science data with Dr. Kat Huybers, a climate scientist and lecturer from the University of Washington. Indigenous ways of managing resources will also be reviewed and considered within the context of identifying a variety of solutions to address climate change.
Teachers will leave this training with increased preparedness to facilitate climate science-focused activities using the science & engineering practices of developing and using models, analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations, and designing solutions. Teachers will learn from professionals in their region who are doing work to combat this climate change impact in an effort to prepare them with resources to spur action. In a culmination of workshop concepts, teachers will have the opportunity to create and get feedback on a climate change lesson for their students.
Asynchronous work will be done via Canvas and will open on April 6, 2022.
Teachers will receive a $200 stipend from PSESD upon completion of the entire 10 hour STEM Seminar experience, along with 10 STEM Clock Hours provided by EarthGen.
Teachers must attend all synchronous Zoom sessions and complete all asynchronous work to receive their stipend and clock hours.
Clock Hours: 10 STEM Clock Hours provided by EarthGen. EarthGen does not have access to pdEnroller so teachers’ clock hours will not show up via this platform. Teachers will receive a form at the end of the professional development experience. Teachers can input this information directly to their E-Certification platform.