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Assets and Resources and Maps, OH MY!

Assets and Resources and Maps, OH MY!

On February 8, educators gathered at the Tacoma Professional Development Center to learn about Community Asset Mapping and how it can be used to connect both teachers and students to place. By using online mapping tools and naturalist observation skills, participants...

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Telling the Story of Science

Telling the Story of Science

On February 1, educators gathered at Poulsbo Elementary School on the Kitsap Peninsula. Over the course of the day, groups brainstormed various ways to lead students on a journey through the scientific phenomena in their schoolyards. The workshop began with some free...

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The Engineering Mind

The Engineering Mind

On January 18, educators gathered at the Tacoma Professional Development Center to integrate an understanding of NGSS Engineering Practices into their work with students. Focusing on a puddle at the site, facilitators led the group through an Engineering Design...

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Phenomenal Science!

Phenomenal Science!

On Saturday, January 11, educators gathered at the Tacoma Professional Development Center to dig into NGSS and apply the Science and Engineering Practices to their local environments. After investigating the "schoolyard" for events and processes that might pique...

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Rural Communities, Regional Challenges

Rural Communities, Regional Challenges

Ask any teacher from a rural school district if they feel they have adequate opportunities for quality professional development in their community and most will tell you they do not. They will likely follow that up with a request, not for themselves, but for their...

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Feb
25
Tue
2020
8:30 am STEM Seminar: Climate Change and... @ Walla Walla Public Schools
STEM Seminar: Climate Change and... @ Walla Walla Public Schools
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
How is our changing climate impacting agriculture in Washington? Can we protect our food systems from pollution? How do we build a more resilient community in the face of environmental changes? Join Washington Green Schools[...]
8:30 am Voices of Hope: Climate Science ... @ ESD 123
Voices of Hope: Climate Science ... @ ESD 123
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Come & get the BRAND-NEW Climate Science Project GLAD unit “VOICES OF HOPE”. When researching for this unit we found ourselves saddened and downright depressed by what is going on — we had to find[...]
Feb
26
Wed
2020
all-day Climate Science for HS Teachers,... @ Sumner School District Office
Climate Science for HS Teachers,... @ Sumner School District Office
Feb 26 all-day
How do high school students’ ideas about climate science compare to the general public? HS Science teachers will be engaged in phenomena and problems that integrate core ideas of Earth Systems Science (ESS2, ESS3), Physical[...]
8:30 am Voices of Hope: Climate Science ... @ ESD 123
Voices of Hope: Climate Science ... @ ESD 123
Feb 26 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Come & get the BRAND-NEW Climate Science Project GLAD unit “VOICES OF HOPE”. When researching for this unit we found ourselves saddened and downright depressed by what is going on — we had to find[...]
Feb
27
Thu
2020
8:30 am Energy Matters @ ESD 105, Klickitat Room
Energy Matters @ ESD 105, Klickitat Room
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
NGSS-Driven Lessons About Energy Conservation and Efficiency for Middle School Come experience a unique professional development opportunity with ESD 105 and Washington Green Schools! Over two days, teachers will experience NGSS-driven lessons about energy conservation[...]
8:30 am Voices of Hope: Climate Science ... @ ESD 123
Voices of Hope: Climate Science ... @ ESD 123
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Come & get the BRAND-NEW Climate Science Project GLAD unit “VOICES OF HOPE”. When researching for this unit we found ourselves saddened and downright depressed by what is going on — we had to find[...]