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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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2022
4:00 pm Seasonal Change in the Schoolyar...
Seasonal Change in the Schoolyar...
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Use observable seasonal changes to anchor a Next Generation Science Standards-aligned curriculum that will get your students excited about doing science in their schoolyard. Presenters: Brad Street Description: Incorporating your schoolyard and community into your[...]
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2022
9:00 am SOLS: Food Waste (Spanish)
SOLS: Food Waste (Spanish)
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Attention K-12 dual language (Spanish) classroom teachers! Description: Join Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners for a deep dive into Food Waste, focusing on the Puget Sound region. Participants will learn about the[...]
9:00 am Urban Forestry with ESD105
Urban Forestry with ESD105
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners for a deep dive into Urban Forestry, focusing on the Yakima Valley. Description:Participants will learn about the Urban Forestry Solutions Oriented Learning Storyline, designed around six[...]
4:00 pm Seasonal Change in the Schoolyar...
Seasonal Change in the Schoolyar...
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Use observable seasonal changes to anchor a Next Generation Science Standards-aligned curriculum that will get your students excited about doing science in their schoolyard. Presenters: Brad Street Description: Incorporating your schoolyard and community into your[...]
Oct
11
Tue
2022
4:00 pm Ambitious Science Teaching Book ...
Ambitious Science Teaching Book ...
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
After two years of struggle, let’s get students engaged in meaningful academic discourse that tends to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and equity. Presenters: Lorianne Donovan-Hermann, Becky Neher Description: Science teaching aims to support students of[...]
4:00 pm Climate Change & Development STE...
Climate Change & Development STE...
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Come learn with EarthGen in this virtual professional development opportunity designed for teachers in ESD 112.  Presenters:Becky Bronstein, Bethany Kogut, Rae Jing Han, Dr. Kat Huybers Description:Through asynchronous and synchronous learning, participants will have a[...]