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Zombie Guacamole Training

Zombie Guacamole Training

In ESD 114, 21 5th grade teachers gathered to learn about Washington Green School's 5th grade unit called Zombie Guacamole. In this NGSS-driven and phenomenon-based curriculum, students explore the factors of decomposition to understand how a bowl of guacamole was...

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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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Oct
27
Tue
2020
4:00 pm STEM Seminar: Agriculture and Cl...
STEM Seminar: Agriculture and Cl...
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A virtual 3-part professional development opportunity for 6-12 teachers in NEWESD 101 & NCESD. Session 1: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Session 2: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 4:00 PM[...]
Oct
28
Wed
2020
4:00 pm STEM Seminar: Agriculture and Cl...
STEM Seminar: Agriculture and Cl...
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A virtual 3-part professional development opportunity for 6-12 teachers in ESD 121 & 189 Session 1: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Session 2: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 4:00 PM[...]
Nov
2
Mon
2020
3:30 pm Using NGSS to Investigate STEM a...
Using NGSS to Investigate STEM a...
Nov 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
This workshop series provides the opportunity to: Learn two Systems Education Experience (SEE) modules Enhance your school year with engaging phenomena and 3-dimensional science learning Connect with scientists during the series and invite them to[...]
4:00 pm Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners to take a deep dive into coastal hazards in Washington. Participants will learn about the Solutions Oriented Learning Storyline format, which includes: local anchoring phenomena, culturally[...]
Nov
4
Wed
2020
4:00 pm Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners to take a deep dive into coastal hazards in Washington. Participants will learn about the Solutions Oriented Learning Storyline format, which includes: local anchoring phenomena, culturally[...]
Nov
5
Thu
2020
4:00 pm Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners to take a deep dive into coastal hazards in Washington. Participants will learn about the Solutions Oriented Learning Storyline format, which includes: local anchoring phenomena, culturally[...]