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SEL Support through Science and Literacy Equity for all

How do you support students with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and still teach content? You integrate! Lorianne Donovan, ESD 123 Regional Science Coordinator and Lindsey Fangman, ESD 123 Regional Literacy Coordinator spent the summer working to solve this problem....

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Washington State High School Teachers and OpenSciEd: on the cutting edge of NGSS instruction and materials

Washington State High School Teachers and OpenSciEd: on the cutting edge of NGSS instruction and materials

Following our state's three year participation in helping develop the nationally recognized Middle School OpenSciEd materials, Washington State high school science teachers are stepping up to aid development of OpenSciEd's open educational resource instructional...

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Using Public Health Data to Study Climate Change Impacts

Using Public Health Data to Study Climate Change Impacts

Exposing students to real data connected to their lives and their communities is a hallmark of the NGSS science and engineering practices. In the spring of 2021, DOH epidemiologists partnered with a professional development provider from Puget Sound ESD to produce...

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Science Storylines for Elementary Teachers

Science Storylines for Elementary Teachers

On March 6, 2021, and again on March 13, IslandWood staff and elementary teachers came together on Zoom to explore two science storylines related to local phenological phenomena (say that five times fast!). Teachers of K-2 students explored a storyline related to...

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Community Science

Community Science

On January 16, 2021, and again on May 15, 2021, IslandWood staff, teacher participants, and collaborative partners gathered on Zoom to discuss community-centered science storylines at the secondary level. With support from a high school science teacher/co-facilitator...

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Science in Your Neighborhood

Science in Your Neighborhood

On August 18, 2020, and again with a second cohort on September 19, 2020, IslandWood staff and K-8 teachers came together on Zoom to consider how to make science engaging and meaningful for students in a year when the school communities were turned upside-down. Over...

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Climate Change and Data Visualizations

Climate Change and Data Visualizations

12 amazing teachers spent the week of June 21-25 engaged in a teacher/scientist partnership. The goal of the TSP program is to have scientists share their expertise to deepen the teacher's understanding of the content and learn a little more about how scientists at...

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4:00 pm STEM Seminar: The Future of Food
STEM Seminar: The Future of Food
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Come learn with EarthGen, formerly known as Washington Green Schools, in this virtual professional development opportunity designed for teachers in NWESD. Teachers will explore the complexities of first foods, food injustice as exacerbated by climate[...]
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4:00 pm Grades 3-5 “Growing Elementary S...
Grades 3-5 “Growing Elementary S...
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phenomenal Fish: Using a Science Storyline and UDL Principles to Integrate Science and Literacy Are you looking for a small integrated science storyline that blends science learning with literacy skill development? Please join us for[...]
4:00 pm STEM Seminar: Living with Rising...
STEM Seminar: Living with Rising...
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Come learn with EarthGen, formerly known as Washington Green Schools, in this virtual professional development opportunity designed for teachers in OESD. Teachers will explore the complexities of coastal hazards; including, sea level rise, erosion, flooding,[...]
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4:00 pm Carbonated Water: Teaching Clima...
Carbonated Water: Teaching Clima...
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A free professional development workshop for middle and high school teachers Thursdays, October14 – November 4, 4:00-6:00pm via Zoom plus Saturday, October 16, 8:30-12:30 onsite at Padilla Bay. This is a 5-session, interactive class. You[...]
4:00 pm Grades K-2 “Growing Elementary S...
Grades K-2 “Growing Elementary S...
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phenomenal Fish! Using a Science Storyline and UDL Principles to Integrate Science and Literacy Are you looking for a small integrated science storyline that blends science learning with literacy skill development? Please join us for[...]
4:00 pm STEM Seminar: Hot and Hazy Summe...
STEM Seminar: Hot and Hazy Summe...
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Come learn with EarthGen, formerly known as Washington Green Schools, in this virtual professional development opportunity designed for teachers in ESD 123. Teachers will explore the complexities of heat and wildfire as exacerbated by climate[...]