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Rachel Stendahl Sows Seeds of Change

Rachel Stendahl Sows Seeds of Change

“Somebody should give Rachel Stendahl a medal.” That’s what a comment from a stranger on an article in The Daily Chronicle said about her achievements in education. Six years after starting her Adjudicated Youth Environmental Science Program for Lewis County and...

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Local Phenomena Mystery and Othello 6th Graders

Local Phenomena Mystery and Othello 6th Graders

On a chilly November afternoon, 6th Grade students walk in to in Mrs. Fought's science class with a new mystery to figure out! Mrs. Fought starts by telling a story of some mysterious bones that have been discovered in Kennewick, Washington, just a hour away from...

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Regional Science Coordinators are growing and supporting OpenSciEd use amongst middle school science teachers

Regional Science Coordinators are growing and supporting OpenSciEd use amongst middle school science teachers

Between 2018 and 2021, Washington State Regional Science Coordinators and a tea of dedicated middle school science teachers engaged in field testing OpenSciEd instructional units to help inform the development of a complete Grades 6-8 open educational resource (OER)....

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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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2021
all-day Elementary Science (Climate) Edu...
Elementary Science (Climate) Edu...
Dec 7 all-day
Teacher leader support focused on NGSS instruction using climate concepts Are you a science teacher leader supporting colleagues in your elementary building? Are you being asked to be on an adoption team? Are you interested[...]
all-day IslandWood + OSPI ClimeTime Pres...
IslandWood + OSPI ClimeTime Pres...
Dec 7 all-day
Cohort A will meet online the following 2021 dates: 10/9, 10/28, 11/18, and 12/7. For a different set of dates, register for Cohort B: https://www.pdenroller.org/psesd/catalog/135067 Incorporating the schoolyard into your classroom is an essential strategy[...]
all-day IslandWood + OSPI ClimeTime Pres...
IslandWood + OSPI ClimeTime Pres...
Dec 7 all-day
Cohort B will meet online the following 2021 dates: 10/16, 11/2, 11/30, and 12/7. For a different set of dates, register for Cohort A: https://www.pdenroller.org/psesd/catalog/135068 Incorporating the schoolyard into your classroom is an essential strategy[...]
4:00 pm Learning Crosscutting Concept #4...
Learning Crosscutting Concept #4...
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A workshop from ISB’s ClimeTime series: Teachers Inspiring Science Students — CCCs in action to learn climate science Target Audience: 6 – 12 Grade Learning Crosscutting Concept #4: Systems and System Models is a workshop[...]
Dec
8
Wed
2021
4:00 pm Leading Your Class through Colla...
Leading Your Class through Colla...
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Preparing to implement a high school unit with climate science themes Secondary Science Teachers… You are invited to join our ISB team and STEM professionals! Please register as a team of teachers: recruit colleagues from[...]
4:00 pm SOLS: Urban Forestry
SOLS: Urban Forestry
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Attention Formal K-3 Educators! Join Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners for a series of workshops focused on climate science and urban forestry in the southern Puget Sound region. Cohort members will explore[...]