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NGSS Climate Science and the Diverse Classrooms

NGSS Climate Science and the Diverse Classrooms

Thirty-one teachers from across the Puget Sound region joined Karina Vanderbilt Multilingual Learning Director at Puget Sound ESD for a day of learning about how to support multilingual learners in science classroom. We started the day by experiencing a lesson on...

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Voices of Hope GLAD Unit Brought to ESD 123

Voices of Hope GLAD Unit Brought to ESD 123

"Wow, what an amazing workshop!! Loved all the GLAD strategies used and the voices of hope shared to teach about such a critical topic!" is just one piece of feedback received after the latest 3-day Voices of Hope GLAD Unit workshop. The event was held at Educational...

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Urban Waters Management at Pt. Defiance

Urban Waters Management at Pt. Defiance

On February 29th, educators gathered at the Environmental Learning Center right next to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, to explore the subject of Urban Water Systems. This beautiful building is home to high school students from SAMi (Science and Math Institute), and...

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Defining Problems and Engineering Solutions

Defining Problems and Engineering Solutions

On February 22, educators gathered at Brownsville Elementary School for another great NGSS workshop. Along with two facilitators, the group explored the schoolyard and considered how students might work to address problems right there in their local community spaces...

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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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Apr
1
Wed
2020
all-day Chief Leschi School Science PD T...
Chief Leschi School Science PD T...
Apr 1 all-day
The outcome of this professional learning series is to prepare students to thrive in multiple cultural contexts. Advocate for school science programs that support Chief Leschi Schools & tribal missions. “Rooted in traditional values, Chief[...]
Apr
15
Wed
2020
all-day Climate Science for HS Teachers,... @ Sumner School District Office
Climate Science for HS Teachers,... @ Sumner School District Office
Apr 15 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[...]
Apr
16
Thu
2020
8:30 am STEM Seminar: Fire and Our Future @ Colville School District
STEM Seminar: Fire and Our Future @ Colville School District
Apr 16 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
What is the connection between climate change and wildfires? Are smokey summers our new norm? How will the changing climate specifically impact Eastern Washington communities in the near future? Washington Green Schools and Northeast Washington[...]
Apr
18
Sat
2020
all-day Chief Leschi School Science PD T...
Chief Leschi School Science PD T...
Apr 18 all-day
The outcome of this professional learning series is to prepare students to thrive in multiple cultural contexts. Advocate for school science programs that support Chief Leschi Schools & tribal missions. “Rooted in traditional values, Chief[...]
Apr
21
Tue
2020
all-day Elementary NGSS Climate Science ... @ Various Locations
Elementary NGSS Climate Science ... @ Various Locations
Apr 21 all-day
Online PLC using Zoom – 90 minutes Continuing to learn about Ambitious Science Teaching and working together to implement the practices. September 24, 2019 October 22, 2019 November 12, 2019 December 10, 2019 January 14,[...]
all-day Zombie Guacamole: Day 2
Zombie Guacamole: Day 2
Apr 21 all-day
Teachers will continue their exploration of the Zombie Guacamole program to help make connections to their school yards. Local experts will be leveraged to help make connections between the changing climate and what we grow[...]