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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Climate Change and Human Health in Southwest Washington

Climate Change and Human Health in Southwest Washington

More than two dozen teachers from Southwest Washington school districts attended a STEM Seminar at Vancouver Community Library on Tuesday, December 3 to learn about connections between climate change and human health. The full-day professional development opportunity...

How do we show care for our Urban Water Systems?

How do we show care for our Urban Water Systems?

Wake up and smell the… wastewater? On Saturday, November 2nd 2019, nine teachers and educators met up at the Renton's King County South Treatment Plant to discuss how we build, use, and care for our water urban systems. Along with 2 facilitators, participants had the...

IslandWood’s Community Asset Mapping and Crosscutting Concepts

IslandWood’s Community Asset Mapping and Crosscutting Concepts

Early on Saturday, November 9th, at Sartori Elementary, 5 teachers and 2 IslandWood staff explored how mapping neighborhood assets, opportunities, and problems can engage students more deeply in science and engineering. Together, we deepened our knowledge on how...

The Best of the Best

The Best of the Best

During the week of Nov. 5-7 local teachers gathered at ESD 123 in Pasco, Washington to deepen their knowledge of the new instructional materials from Smithsonian Science Units. Third Grade teachers learned about How Weather and Climate Affect our Lives, Fourth Grade...

Food Waste In the Mid-Columbia

Food Waste In the Mid-Columbia

Educational Service District 123 and Pacific Education Institute partnered to bring the Food Waste Storyline to the Tri-Cities at the REACH Museum. The teachers began by learning about how indigenous people of Washington view food, and how those views could inform...

Elementary ClimeTime Online PLCs a Hit

Elementary ClimeTime Online PLCs a Hit

Fifteen elementary science teachers are working hard to bring Ambitious Science Teaching (AST) practices to their classrooms. In August they participated in a three-day workshop with AST teacher leaders and the team from Washington Green Schools learning about why our...

Climate Science Series for Grades 9-12: October Event

Climate Science Series for Grades 9-12: October Event

On October 30th, 15 teachers representing 10 school districts met at ESD 113 in Tumwater to take a deep-dive into public opinion data vs student ideas and actions, implications for teaching climate science, and the creation of an initial Model to explain their...

IslandWood’s NGSS in Action: Urban Water Systems

IslandWood’s NGSS in Action: Urban Water Systems

On a crisp autumn Saturday at the Brightwater Treatment Plant, 12 teachers and educators dove head-first into dialogue surrounding urban water issues and solutions. Together, we learned how climate change will effect our regional wastewater and other stormwater...