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STEM It Up with Avalanches!

STEM It Up with Avalanches!

Elementary science and math coordinators in ESD 101 have been delivering a series of PD offerings that focus on authentic STEM integration for elementary teachers and include a focus on the Climate science/Human impacts on Earth standards in the NGSS. Over a 15-hour...

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Engineering in Community

Engineering in Community

IslandWood Teacher Professional Development in PSESD On January 26th 24 teachers met at King County South Treatment Plant in Renton and practiced the engineering design process on local stormwater problems, and later applied it to practical small-scale solutions to...

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Elementary ESD 101

Elementary ESD 101

On 1/23, more than 2 dozen elementary teachers, tosa's and leaders from ESD 101 participated in a day of leadership, STEM, and collaboration. They focused on authentic STEM (plus ELA and Math!) integration via a unit on hurricanes and climate change. The afternoon was...

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STEM Fair Teacher Training

STEM Fair Teacher Training

On November 29, 2018, 23 K-8 educators came together to learn about how to transform their traditional science fair into a STEM Innovation Fair. The STEM Innovation Team from Harney Elementary School in Vancouver, WA shared resources and processes they have developed...

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Understanding Urban Water Systems

Understanding Urban Water Systems

As part of the IslandWood Teacher Professional Development in PSESD, 12 teachers met at the King County South Wastewater Treatment Plant in Renton to learn and discuss how humans impact the water cycle in urban environments, how climate change is effecting these...

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Science in your Schoolyard

Science in your Schoolyard

IslandWood Teacher Professional Development in PSESD August 25th Workshop At the Brightwater Center in Woodinville, 15 teachers explored NGSS and Science and Engineering Practices in small and large groups with climate connected example phenomena and a related...

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Aug
10
Mon
2020
all-day Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day
By Invitation Only Educators will participate in a storyline writing workshop about coastal natural hazards to develop K-2, 3-5, middle school, and high school storylines. We will be working in grade level teams to write[...]
Aug
11
Tue
2020
all-day Science In Your Neighborhood Course
Science In Your Neighborhood Course
Aug 11 all-day
In this online course, participants will develop a professional learning community with IslandWood staff and educator peers to build on collective expertise and practice bringing science alive for your students. Learn how to use local[...]
9:00 am Carbonated Water: Teaching Clima...
Carbonated Water: Teaching Clima...
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A Professional Development workshop for Middle and High School Teachers Tuesday, August 11, 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:00 and Thursday, August 13, 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:00. This is an interactive, online class using Zoom. Participants in this workshop[...]
Aug
13
Thu
2020
all-day Science In Your Neighborhood Course
Science In Your Neighborhood Course
Aug 13 all-day
In this online course, participants will develop a professional learning community with IslandWood staff and educator peers to build on collective expertise and practice bringing science alive for your students. Learn how to use local[...]
9:00 am Carbonated Water: Teaching Clima...
Carbonated Water: Teaching Clima...
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A Professional Development workshop for Middle and High School Teachers Tuesday, August 11, 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:00 and Thursday, August 13, 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:00. This is an interactive, online class using Zoom. Participants in this workshop[...]
Aug
18
Tue
2020
all-day Science In Your Neighborhood Course
Science In Your Neighborhood Course
Aug 18 all-day
In this online course, participants will develop a professional learning community with IslandWood staff and educator peers to build on collective expertise and practice bringing science alive for your students. Learn how to use local[...]