Partner stories

These stories are a collection of educator professional learning experiences and opportunities provided by ESD, CBO and Tribal School partners.

Partner Stories

ClimeTime partners offer a variety of methods in supporting teacher professional development for climate education. These stories highlight partner successes in educating teachers across Washington state about the many ways in which climate science and the focus on local phenomena-based learning can engage both teachers and students.

By sharing these stories, ClimeTime hopes that educators, students, and anyone invested in rigorous and experiential science learning will be inspired to explore how they can engage with climate science in their region. ClimeTime values the work of Washington’s students, teachers, and community-based partners, and seeks to celebrate their commitment to engaging learning experiences.

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ClimeTime cited in leading science journal

ClimeTime cited in leading science journal

The Washington state program ClimeTime, which is facilitated by the state’s nine Education Service Districts (ESDs) and community partners, was recently cited as a popular and effective model for educator education in climate science. The Journal of Science Policy and...

Connecting Agriculture and Climate Change in Eastern Washington

Connecting Agriculture and Climate Change in Eastern Washington

Professional learning forms community and educators made connections in more ways than one at the recent Washington Green Schools’ STEM Seminar: Agriculture and Climate Change, which was held over three afternoon sessions in October and November. Twenty-six educators...

Solutions Oriented Learning Storylines: Fire workshop

Solutions Oriented Learning Storylines: Fire workshop

During the week of December 7th, 2020, 27 educators from six districts across the Eastern Washington region attended a three-day online workshop, Solutions Oriented Learning Storylines: Fire, with Pacific Education Institute’s FieldSTEM Coordinators Mike Nepean and...

Using NGSS to Investigate STEM Systems

Using NGSS to Investigate STEM Systems

High School teachers from Eastern Washington started the new year off with a bang! On January 5th teachers came to learn about the systems and the “Invisible Forest”. The evening started with Anne Thompson. Anne is a Research Assistant Professor in the Biology...

Climate Science Learning for K-3 Teachers

Climate Science Learning for K-3 Teachers

This fall 24 teachers from the ESD 113 region met to learn more about climate science for K-3 learners. The series included three 2-hour sessions. Topics included climate science connections for young learners, how to get students outside during distance learning, and...

New Tools Engage Students in Virtual Climate Science Learning

New Tools Engage Students in Virtual Climate Science Learning

Adults usually try to reduce kids’ screen time, but when COVID-19 closed schools to in-person learning last spring, schools had no choice but to move classes online. With little experience in remote instruction, teachers have been challenged to get kids actively...